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Pediatric Focused Education Preparation Advancing Frontline RNS MOOC 0320

Massive Open Online Courses Course

International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

BCIT’s Pediatric Fast Track Education for Front Line Registered Nurses (P-FEPA) and other Health Care Providers is a self-directed course designed to ‘level up’ your knowledge to assist, in a team approach, with anticipated hospital acute overflow of pediatric patients, particularly those with acute respiratory illness. It is specifically targeted at RNs and other health care providers assisting with the care of pediatric patients requiring telemetry monitoring, high acuity or critical care, and targeted respiratory and circulation support. ​


  • No prerequisites are required for this course.



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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • ​Critically analyze the determinants of oxygen supply and demand, their interrelationships, and associated implications for end-organ perfusion and cellular oxygenation for pediatric patients
  • Outline key pediatric-specific assessment strategies, including the Pediatric Assessment Triangle (PAT) and the Pediatric Early Warning System (PEWS)
  • Use a systematic approach to analyze pediatric arterial blood gasses and explain the significance of associated abnormal values and trends
  • Compare and contrast the pathophysiology, symptoms, and expected management of common pediatric respiratory presentations including croup, bronchiolitis, asthma, and pneumonia
  • Understand differences in the assessment of and management of respiratory distress and respiratory failure for pediatric patients of different ages
  • Understand foundational knowledge about the monitoring, assessment, and evaluation strategies for infants and children receiving non-invasive and invasive ventilation
  • Identify components of myocardial electrophysiology, conduction, and the normal ECG complex
  • Demonstrate a systematic approach to ECG rhythm analysis and interpretation of normal and abnormal cardiac rhythms most commonly seen in pediatric care, including normal sinus rhythm, sinus bradycardia, sinus tachycardia, and supraventricular tachycardia
  • Identify key nursing interventions for the child with sinus bradycardia, sinus tachycardia, and supraventricular tachycardia
  • Describe the three main types of dehydration in children, the severity levels of dehydration, and their signs, symptoms, common causes, and treatments
  • Identify the most appropriate IV fluids for resuscitation and maintenance
  • Describe the types, stages, and key nursing interventions for infants and children with shock
  • Evaluate one's own readiness to accompany a pediatric patient on an inter-hospital transfer based on the level of acuity and risk for patient decompensation
  • Identify basic safety supplies to support a pediatric patient’s airway, breathing, and circulation on transportation to another hospital

Effective as of Winter 2023


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