Pediatric Fundamental Critical Care Support Course (PFCCS)


PFCCS is a course designed to prepare non-intensivists, nurses and critical care practitioners manage acutely deteriorating critically ill pediatric patients. The course will equip the learner with both cognitive and technical skills to enhance practice.


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Northeast Multistate Division, an Accredited Approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Contact hours will be awarded to participants who attend the entire program and complete a program evaluation. No partial credit will be awarded.

Course and Book Fee

  • MSK Nursing Employees*: course fee waived
  • MSK Non-Nursing Employees: $400 (includes book fee)
  • All Health Care Providers: $500 (includes book fee)

*All MSK nursing participants must pay the $58.00 book fee prior to the course. The textbook will be available in the Nursing Continuing Education Office.

Additional Information

See brochure for full program details.

Date & Time(s)


Nursing Continuing Education Office
Tel: (212) 639-6884
Fax: (212) 717-3451


Department of Nursing


Course Director

Joy D. Howell, MD
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Fellowship Program Director
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Weill Cornell Medicine


Adebayo Adeyinka, MD
Pediatric Critical Care
The Brooklyn Hospital Center

Kevin J. Ching, MD
Pediatric Emergency Medicine
New York-Presbyterian Hospital

Nicole Kurtis, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC
Pediatric Critical Care
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Louisdon Pierre, MD
Chief, Pediatric Critical Care
The Brooklyn Hospital Center

Sheemon Zackai, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital