Pediatric Fundamental Critical Care Support (PFCCS) Course

Community Children’s is hosting our annual Pediatric Fundamental Critical Care Support (PFCCS) course.

PFCCS is a two-day comprehensive course developed by the Society for Critical Care Medicine, addressing fundamental management principles for the first 24 hours of post-resuscitation management of the critically ill pediatric patient until transfer or appropriate critical care consultation can be arranged. This 2-day course will be taught at Community Medical Center in Missoula by pediatric intensivists both from Community Children’s and Seattle Children’s, all certified PFCCS instructors through the Society of Critical Care Medicine.


Saturday, Nov. 12 & Sunday, Nov. 13
8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided.


A textbook will be provided prior to the course, and will require several weeks for review. Completion of Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) is STRONGLY recommended prior to beginning.

Course Objectives

  • Prioritize assessment needs for the critically ill or injured infant and child.
  • Select appropriate diagnostic tests.
  • Identify and respond to significant changes in the unstable pediatric patient.
  • Recognize and initiate management of acute life-threatening conditions.
  • Determine the need for expert consultation and/or patient transfer and prepare for optimal transfer.

Intended Audience

  • Hospitalists caring for potentially unstable, critically ill or injured pediatric patients
  • Advanced practice nurses and physician assistants with limited pediatric practice
  • Rapid response/medical emergency team members
  • Emergency medicine physicians who do not routinely care for pediatric patients
  • Nurses caring for complex and potentially unstable patients
  • Pre-hospital providers with lengthy patient transfer times


  • Physicians – $500
  • NPs and PAs – $400
  • RNs, paramedics, EMTs, RTs – $250
  • Resident Physicians-$250
  • Community Medical Center employed RNs, paramedics, EMTs, RTs – Free
  • Critical Access Hospital employed RNs, paramedics, EMTs, RTs – Free

Questions? Contact Lauren Wilson, MD or contact education specialist, Maria Phillips at (406) 327-4009