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
- 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 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.
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
"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
Baltimore, MD 21287
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
For questions regarding registration:
Registration Fee: $650.00
Full-time, benefits-eligible JHU Employees and Faculty may submit for 100% tuition remission.
Tuition Remission form