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The Zamierowski Pediatric Critical Care & Resuscitation (PCCR) APN Simulation Boot Camp

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The Zamierowski Pediatric Critical Care & Resuscitation (PCCR) APN Simulation Boot Camp

The VIRTUAL Zamierowski Pediatric Critical Care & Resuscitation (PCCR) Advanced Practice Simulation Boot Camp is a training with high-fidelity simulation, interactive small-group sessions, and case studies. This is your exclusive opportunity to be inspired, hear best practices, and hear from peers. Learn from the most talented experts in the field of pediatric care. 

Participants will train firsthand with world-renowned experts in simulation, pediatric critical care, and resuscitation. These leading facilitators will provide interactive training sessions covering cardiac and neuro critical care emergencies, cardiopulmonary arrest management, leadership development, and much more. 

Faculty for this event include experts from simulation, pediatric critical care and resuscitation.

Target Audience: Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (PNP) working in both Pediatric Intensive Care Units (PICUs) and Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Units (PCICUs).   This training is geared to both the novice and the advanced PNP.

The boot camp will cover a wide variety of topics that PNPs manage in the PICU. 

We will cover all aspects of pediatric critical care including:

  • the multiple forms of shock 
  • resuscitation team training
  • the management of a child with both congenital and acquired heart defects 
  • neuro critical care emergencies 
  • ECMO and cardiopulmonary arrest 
  • PNP leadership skills
  • Mobility in the critical care setting
  • The Objectives

    The boot camp objectives are to:

    • Train pediatric nurse practitioners on the recognition and treatment of multiple pediatric critical care emergencies
    • Teach new resuscitation techniques and incorporate the concepts of leadership and quality CPR (qCPR) coach
    • Teach team leadership communication skills
    • Discuss critical care mobility strategies
  • VIRTUAL Training Format and Details
    • Virtual high-fidelity simulation
    • Case studies
    • Interactive small group sessions
    • Virtual 3-day workshop over 3 Friday mornings in June
  • Continuing Nursing Education

    Continuing Nursing Education 

    This 11 contact hour educational activity is jointly provided with The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing.  The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

  • Training Facilitators

    Kristen M. Brown, DNP, CRNP, CPNP-AC, CHSE-A
    Assistant Professor and Advanced Practice Simulation Coordinator
    Johns Hopkins School of Nursing


    Elizabeth A. Hunt, MD, MPH, PhD

    Elizabeth A. Hunt, MD, MPH, PhD
    Drs. David S. and Marilyn M. Zamierowski Director,
    Johns Hopkins Medicine Simulation Center
    Professor, Departments of Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine, Pediatrics, Health Informatics and Health Policy & Management
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health
    Chair, Johns Hopkins Pediatric CPR Advisory Committee
    Co-Chair, Johns Hopkins CPR Advisory Committee


    Sapna Kudchadkar, MD

    Sapna Kudchadkar, MD
    Associate Vice Chair for Research in Anesthesiology & Critical Care
    Director of Pediatric Critical Care Research
    Associate Professor of Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine, Pediatrics, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    Johns Hopkins Hospital

    Kristen Nelson McMillan, MD

    Kristen Nelson McMillan, MD
    Associate Professor, University of Chicago
    Director of Pediatric Advanced Hearth Failure Therapies &
    Pulmonary Hypertension
    Associate Director, Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit 
    Advocate Healthcare

    Elizabeth Tucker, MD

    Elizabeth Tucker, MD
    Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
    Johns Hopkins Medicine


  • Testimonials

    "An incredible learning experience in a safe environment. I felt more confident in my practice at the bedside after completing the Advanced Practice Boot Camp at Johns Hopkins.”

    “Excellent workshop geared towards the NP level of practice. There is no educational substitution for simulation and this program does a phenomenal job of throwing you right in with a very passionate staff to support you out of you comfort zone.”

    “As an experienced NP coming from a combined PICU/CICU unit I learned an amazing amount of information about physiology, codes, and about myself and my practice. Would recommend to novice and experienced NPs!”

    “This is a great educational/ simulation conference geared towards pediatric NP’s that puts you in real life scenarios and helps you train at the top level for your job. It is also a great way to network and meet other NPs.”

  • Refund and Cancellation Policy

    Registration cancellations received prior to April 14, 2021 are eligible to receive a refund less a $200 service fee. Cancellations received April 15 - May 6, 2021 are eligible to receive a 75% refund. Cancellations received May 7 – May 21, 2021 are eligible to receive a 50% refund. Cancellations received after May 21 will not be eligible for a refund.

     All refund requests must be requested in writing by the registrant or credit card holder.  Refund requests must include the name of the attendee and/or transaction number. Refunds will be credited back to the original credit card used for payment. If payment was submitted by check, a check will be requested and processed for the refund.  No exceptions.
    A registration substitution can be arranged at any time without penalty.

Fridays, June 4, 11, 18, 2021

8:00 am-1:30 pm

For questions regarding content:

Assistant Professor, Advanced Practice Simulation Coordinator
(410) 502-7876 
Twitter: @kristenb01 

For questions regarding registration:

Executive Education 

Registration Fee: $450

Full-time, benefits-eligible JHU Employees and Faculty may submit for 100% tuition remission.
Tuition Remission form