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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 Zamierowski Pediatric Critical Care & Resuscitation (PCCR) APN Simulation Boot Camp is intended to provide Pediatric Nurse Practitioners with a multi-modal approach to managing a child with critical illness. The course will incorporate both cognitive (didactic) and psychomotor (simulation) training on time-sensitive emergencies, recognition and treatment of shock and resuscitation in the intensive care setting.

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

The simulation training will take place at the Johns Hopkins Medicine Simulation Center at the Johns Hopkins medical campus.

The Johns Hopkins Medicine Simulation Center is a 20,000 sq ft, fully accredited state-of-the-art medical training facility.

Target Audience: Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (PNP) working in critical care.  This training is geared to both the novice and the advanced PNP.

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

We will cover all aspects of pediatric critical care including:

  • the multiple forms of shock 
  • trauma
  • procedural training
  • resuscitation team training
  • the management of a child with both congenital and acquired heart defects 
  • neuro critical care emergencies 
  • ECMO and cardiopulmonary arrest 

We will utilize high-fidelity simulation scenarios to reinforce management of these emergencies including the leadership role. We will incorporate procedural training and critical care case studies.

To create the best possible learning environment and afford each participant maximum hands-on time, course size is limited to 30 participants.​

  • 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
    • Refine procedural skills performed in the pediatric critical care setting
  • Training Format and Details
    • Hands-on high-fidelity simulation
    • Procedural training
    • Case studies
    • Interactive small group sessions
    • 2 day workshop/8 hours per day

    Two days of interactive sessions including high-fidelity simulation scenarios, case studies, procedure training and hands on interactive training sessions. This innovative training session will cover a wide variety of topics that APNs manage in the PICU, including the multiple forms of shock, the management of a child with both congenital and acquired heart defects, neuro critical care emergencies, ECMO and cardiopulmonary arrest. 

    Breakfast and lunch will be included both days.

  • Continuing Nursing Education

    Continuing Nursing Education 

    This educational activity has been submitted to The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing as a joint provider for contact hours.

  • Training Agenda
  • Training Facilitators

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

    Alejandro V. Garcia, M.D.
    Assistant Professor of Surgery
    Co-director, Pediatric Surgical Colorectal Program
    Assistant Program Director, General Surgery
    Surgical Director, ECMO Program

    Katherine Hoops, MD, MPH
    Assistant Professor, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
    Johns Hopkins University

    Elizabeth A. Hunt, MD, MPH, PhD
    Director, Johns Hopkins Medicine Simulation Center
    Associate Professor, Anesthesiology and Critical Care

    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine


    Melissa Jerdonek, MD
    University of Virginia

    Kristen Nelson McMillan, MD
    Director, Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care 
    Medical Director, Pediatric Ventricular Assist Device therapy 

    Johns Hopkins Medicine

    Kristen A. Smith
    Associate Professor, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
    C.S. Mott Children's Hospital
    University of Michigan Medicine

    Gregory K. Yurasek, MD
    Attending, Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
    Director of Critical Care Simulation
    Program Director for Rotating Residents and Fellows

    Division of Cardiac Critical Care Medicine
    Assistant Professor, George Washington University
    Children’s National Health System


  • Hotel and Travel Information

    CLICK HERE for list of hotel accommodations.

    BWI Airport

    Baltimore Penn Station

  • 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 August 13, 2018 are eligible to receive a refund less a $150 service fee. Cancellations received August 14 - August 28, 2018 are eligible to receive a 75% refund. Cancellations received August 29 – September 19, 2018 are eligible to receive a 50% refund. Cancellations received after September 19 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.

Fall 2019 Date Coming Soon

Johns Hopkins Medicine Simulation Center

600 N. Wolfe Street
Blalock 701
Baltimore, MD 21287

(410) 614-0847

Friday, October 19-
Saturday, October 20, 2018

9:00 am-5:00 pm

For questions regarding content:

Kristen Brown, DNP, CRNP, CPNP-AC
Instructor, Advanced Practice Simulation Coordinator
(410) 502-7876 

For questions regarding registration:

Executive Education 

Registration Fee: $650.00

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