Acute care: Emergencies and critical care

ROYAL COLLEGE OBJECTIVES: ACUTE CARE: EMERGENCIES AND CRITICAL CARE
  1. Principles of invasive and non-invasive mechanical ventilation
  2. Principles and algorithms of cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  3. Principles, role, and logistics of both inter- and intra-hospital transport of acutely ill infants and children
  4. Neurological determination of death and principles of organ and tissues donation
  5. Conditions
    • Acute respiratory distress and failrue
    • Acute upper airway obstruction
    • Brief Resolved Unexplained Events (BRUE)
    • Cardiorespiratory arrest and resuscitation
    • Coma
    • Hepatic failure
    • Hypothermia and hyperthermia
    • Metabolic crises, including diabetic ketoacidosis, hyperammonemia, and metabolic acidosis
    • Multiple trauma
    • Near drowning
    • Poisonings and drug overdoses
    • Renal failure and acute dialysis
    • Sepsis
    • Severe burn
    • Severe electrolyte imbalance and acid base abnormality
    • Shock
    • Status epilepticus
    • Traumatic brain injury, including concussion
USEFUL WEBSITES
  1. Open Pediatrics: https://www.openpediatrics.org/. Open access websites that includes lectures and reviews on many pediatric topics including acute care
      1. Junior level PCCM pre-fellow curriculum: https://www.openpediatrics.org/course/pccm-pre-fel…
            • Module 1: Respiratory distress (skip lesson 3)
            • Module 2: Airway management (skip lesson 4, 8, 9, 10, 11)
            • Module 3: Introduction to mechanical ventilation
            • Module 4: Non-invasive ventilation
            • Module 8: Neurocritical care
            • Module 9: Lesson 1 on ECG and Lesson 3 on defibrillation
      2. Senior level PCCM 1st year fellowship curriculum: https://www.openpediatrics.org/course/pccm-1st-yea…
            • Module 3: Radiology
            • Module 4: Monitoring
            • Module 5: Cardiology lessons 1, 2, 3, 4 only
            • Module 9: Physiology
            • Module 10: Nutrition
            • Module 11: Trauma
  2. Canadian Pediatric Society: https://www.cps.ca/en/documents/authors-auteurs/acute-care-committee. Includes position statements and practice points related to acute care
LECTURE NOTES AND REVIEW ARTICLES

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Last updated 22 October 2021.