This weekend, faculty and fellows from the Department of Pediatrics are attending the 12th Annual Children’s Hospital Of Philadelphia (CHOP) Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (PCCM) Basics Workshop. The workshop began in 2006 with 24 learners from 9 fellowship programs. The curriculum was also taught earlier this month in Saint Louis for a total of 98 fellows out of the approximately 140 fellows in the nation.

Members of the faculty will include Drs Benny Joyner, Paul Shea, and Becky Smith as well as Mr Gene Hobbs. Dr Kyle Rehder, Program Director for the Duke PCCM Fellowship as well as both UNC Medical School and pediatric residency alum, participated on the faculty as well. UNC PCCM Fellows, Drs Clouthier and Solt, will be participating.

The workshop includes skills sessions such as airway management and central line placement with ultrasound. Discussions revolve around common topics like pharmacology and complex topics like breaking bad news. Simulations occur in teams treating cases on a variety of age groups.

The team is already looking forward to next year. Dr Joyner was a fellow the first year of the workshop and served in his eighth year as faculty.

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