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The Bad News: The Pediatric Critical Care Certification Exam
Has a Pass Rate of Only 79%


The Good News: The Pass Machine  Pediatric Critical Care
Board Review Course Has a Pass Rate of Over 93%



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Dear Colleague,

If your Pediatric Critical Care Certification Board Exam is coming up in 2014 or later, then I commend you for being here. It means you are a forward-looking physician who doesn’t wait until the last minute to prepare for challenging exams, including this one. After all, if you begin your preparations now, your chances of success will be greatly improved – and it won’t cost you a penny more, because The Pass Machine® online course is available to you for the next 18 months. Imagine the peace of mind you’ll experience once this immense exam is over and you’ve successfully certified. I’m happy to tell you that this significant moment is closer – and easier to achieve – than you might think.

The Pass Machine® course is a proven, comprehensive, and laser-focused board review. And it comes in two versions – Online and Live – to match your personal learning style and your schedule:

  • Start Studying Now: The Online Course is available immediately, so you can begin your studies today. Because you can access all the latest course lectures and practice exams anytime, anywhere, and on any device, you can turn any spare minute into study time.
  • Attend an Interactive and Immersive Live Course: If you find it difficult to carve out daily study time, the live course allows you to review all course material in a concentrated timeframe in a classroom setting. Additionally, it provides you opportunity to interact with expert faculty and your peers. To support your board preparation during and long after the live event, you also receive online access to a recorded version of all lectures starting the first day of the live event.

Whichever course delivery method you choose – online or live – you receive the same proven learning experience and materials used by hundreds of physicians to prepare for and successfully pass their Pediatric Critical Care Certification Board Exam. Here’s how it works:

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High-Yield Content

Laser-Focused Lectures: Content strictly follows the ABP® Pediatric Critical Care Certification exam blueprint. You review only what's expected on your exam and nothing else.

The “QBL” Method: To ensure pinpoint exam relevancy, the lectures use a method called “Question-Based Learning." Lectures are constructed from a series of board-style multiple choice questions, each coupled to a mini-lecture on that question's topic.

Board-Experienced Faculty: Lectures are presented by faculty experienced in teaching for board preparation. The two levels of medical editing ensure every lecture is up-to-date, medically accurate and 100% board-relevant.

CME Accreditation: Earn up to 33 AMA/PRA Category 1 CME Credit(s)TM by participating.

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Anytime, Anywhere Access

Always-on Convenience: The Pass Machine® course is optimized for 24/7 online access from any computer, smartphone, or tablet device, including the iPad® so you can watch the lectures and take practice exams whenever you have a free moment.

Detailed Printed Syllabus: The large course syllabus is included with every live and online course. It includes all the course lecture material, including lecture images, presented in a highly organized format. This way it’s easy to follow along with the live and recorded lectures, and can also be used independently of the lectures as a high-yield written resource.

Audio-Based Lectures: Audio from each live course lecture is recorded and uploaded onto your course dashboard, providing you flexibility to listen and review course topics while driving and exercising.

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Board-Style Practice Exams

Deep Question Bank: Test your exam preparedness with hundreds of exam-style multiple-choice questions (MCQ). Questions carefully follow the board content outline, so each one is relevant to your preparation.

Realistic Test Environment: Your patients test you every day – but not in the same way the boards test you. Learn how to answer questions in the board exam format. It’s as close as you can get to the real exam!

Optimized for Learning: The MCQs include detailed, referenced explanations. That way you’re not just testing your knowledge – you’re learning the “how” and “why” behind every board-style question.


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If you want peace of mind, then make a guaranteed investment right now in The Pass Machine, a proven, comprehensive and laser-focused board review course. Like hundreds of other physicians, you won’t regret your decision to go with The Pass Machine. You have my word – and guarantee – on that!

If you’re not sure if you would benefit more from the Online or Live Course, you can purchase both for a small additional fee. This option enables you to receive immediate online course access so you can start studying now AND then attend an upcoming live course with engaging face-to-face interaction, as well as lecture recordings for later review.

The Pass Machine® course has proven to be a better way to learn. Please take a few moments to register now and get started on your exam preparations.

Respectfully,

Jack Krasuski

Jack Krasuski, MD
Executive Director

Pass Your ABP® Pediatric Critical Care Certification Exam or Receive:
  • 1. A 100% Refund of Your Course Tuition, Plus
  • 2. An Additional $500, Plus
  • 3. A Repeat Course Until You Pass, Tuition-Free!


Add the Mobile Learning Package & Get a New iPad® or Other Tablet of Your Choice

Get the technology that’s best suited to your exam preparation. The iPad® is the perfect device for conveniently accessing your online course materials. The Pass Machine® course includes the option to add a $500 stipend to purchase an iPad® or other tablet computer of your choice. Your $500 stipend is in the form of a Best Buy e-Gift card that is emailed to you. The Best Buy e-Gift Card allows you to purchase your preferred tablet either with the convenience of online shopping or with the hands on comparison available at a Best Buy store near you. You may be able to use your CME funds for this option; check with your CME administrator.

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Course Agenda

Cardiovascular

Contractility & Monitoring
Cameron Dezfulian, MD
1.5 Hours
Electrophysiology & Blood Flow
Cameron Dezfulian, MD
1.5 Hours
Congenital Heart Disease
Cameron Dezfulian, MD
1 Hour
Medical Illnesses
Cameron Dezfulian, MD
1 Hour

Respiration

Development of the Respiratory System
Rashed Hasan, MD
1.5 Hours
Pulmonary Physiology
Rashed Hasan, MD
1 Hour
Mechanics of Breathing & Modes of Mechanical Ventilation
Rashed Hasan, MD
1.5 Hours
Mechanical Abnormalities of Pulmonary Function
Rashed Hasan, MD
1 Hour

Infectious Disease, Immunology, & Inflammation

Immunology
Timothy Cornell, MD
1 Hour
Immune Dysfunction
Timothy Cornell, MD
1 Hour
Infectious Syndromes
Timothy Cornell, MD
1 Hour
Infections in the PICU
Timothy Cornell, MD
1 Hour

Neurology & Neuromuscular

Neurological Evaluation & Disorders including CNS Infections
Jose Pineda, MD, MSc
1 Hour
Brain Vasculature & Disorders, Neuro Oncology, & Traumatic Brain Injury
Jose Pineda, MD, MSc
1.5 Hours
Intracranial Vault, Brain Death Criteria, Spinal Cord Pathology, Seizures, & Neuromuscular Disorder
Jose Pineda, MD, MSc
1 Hour

Core Knowledge in Scholarly Activities

Biostatistics
Pallavi P. Patwari, MD
1 Hour
Study Design & Ethics
Pallavi P. Patwari, MD
1 Hour

Pharmcology

Pharmacokinetics & Pharmacodynamics
Neethi Pinto, MD, MS
0.75 Hour
Common Drugs in the PICU
Neethi Pinto, MD, MS
1.25 Hours

Renal & Electrolytes

Renal & Electrolytes
Yuliya Domnina, MD
1 Hour
Acid Base Balance, Renal Failure, & Hypertension
Yuliya Domnina, MD
1 Hour

Pediatric Anesthesia, Perioperative Care, & Procedural Sedation

Pediatric Anesthesia, Perioperative Care, & Procedural Sedation
Jay Shayevitz, MD, MS
1 Hour

Gastroenterology & Nutrition

Gastroenterology & Nutrition
Cameron Dezfulian, MD
1 Hour

Hematology/Oncology

Hematology/Oncology
Jose Pineda, MD, MSc
1.5 Hours

Poisonings, Toxins, & Overdoses

Poisonings, Toxins, & Overdoses
Neethi Pinto, MD, MS
1 Hour

Trauma & Burns

Trauma & Burns
Jay Shayevitz, MD, MS
1 Hour

Metabolism & Endocrinology

Metabolism & Endocrinology
Cameron Dezfulian, MD
1 Hour

Principles of Monitoring

Principles of Monitoring
Pallavi P. Patwari, MD
1 Hour

Technical Procedures

Technical Procedures
Timothy Cornell, MD
1 Hour

Special Critical Care Issues

Special Critical Care Issues
Timothy Cornell, MD
1 Hour

Study Tools

Test-Taking Strategies
Timothy Cornell, MD
0.5 Hour
Exam Information
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Faculty


Timothy Cornell, MD

Timothy Cornell, MD

Titles/Affiliations/Positions:

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Associate Director Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship, Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Board Certifications:

  • Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Pediatrics

Dr. Cornell is the Co-chairman of the Committee on Pain and Sedation in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and also the Multidisciplinary Rounding Committee at University of Michigan Medical Center/C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI. He has written chapters in the books Pediatric Critical Care Medicine: Basic Science and Clinical Evidence, Pediatric Primary Care 5th ed., and Comprehensive Pediatric Hospitalist Medicine.

Cameron Dezfulian, MD

Cameron Dezfulian, MD

Titles/Affiliations/Positions:

  • Assistant Professor, Critical Care Medicine Department, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Attending Physician, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Board Certifications:

  • Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Pediatrics
  • Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

Dr. Dezfulian is funded by NINDS to study the role of nitrite and nitric oxide biology in brain post-cardiac arrest and has several basic, clinical, and translational studies ongoing, investigating the management of post-cardiac arrest survivors. He has published many research articles and abstracts, and is a reviewer for journals such as Intensive Care Medicine, Journal of Neurochemistry, and American Journal of Medicine.

Yuliya Domnina, MD

Yuliya Domnina, MD

Titles/Affiliations/Positions:

  • Assistant Professor, Critical Care Medicine Department, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Attending Physician, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Board Certifications:

  • Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Pediatrics

Dr. Domnina is the Director of Quality Assurance and the Director of the Pediatric Recovery Program at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. She has written chapters in the Critical Care of Children with Heart Disease: Basic Medical and Surgical Concepts textbook.

Rashed Hasan, MD

Rashed Hasan, MD

Titles/Affiliations/Positions:

  • Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, University of Toledo, OH
  • Director of Research for Pediatric Critical Care, Mercy Children's Hospital, Toledo, OH

Board Certifications:

    Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Pediatrics

Dr. Hasan is a reviewer for multiple journals including the Journal of the National Medical Association, The Laryngoscope, and Respiratory Care. He has published over 50 articles, abstracts, and papers and coauthored two textbooks: Pediatric Critical Care Review and A Pocket Guide to Mechanical Ventilation.

Pallavi P. Patwari, MD

Pallavi P. Patwari, MD

Titles/Affiliations/Positions:

  • Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), Chicago, IL

Board Certifications:

  • Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Pediatrics

Dr. Patwari specializes in respiratory and autonomic disorders in pediatrics, with attention to cardio-respiratory monitoring and physiology. She has published over 20 peer-reviewed articles and authored chapters in pediatric, autonomic, and sleep medicine textbooks.

Jose Pineda, MD

Jose Pineda, MD, MSc

Titles/Affiliations/Positions:

  • Associate Professor, Pediatrics and Neurology, Division of Critical Care Medicine, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
  • Director, Pediatric Neurocritical Care Program, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, St. Louis, MO

Board Certifications:

  • Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Pediatrics

Dr. Pineda is a nationally renowned speaker and researcher on pediatric brain injuries. Many of the over 50 articles, chapters, and publications he has published are on pediatric traumatic brain injuries.

Neethi Pinto, MD

Neethi Pinto, MD, MS

Titles/Affiliations/Positions:

  • Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Director, Pediatric Critical Appraisal of Research and Evidence Based Medicine Skills Curriculum, Pediatrics, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Board Certifications:

  • Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Pediatrics

Dr. Pinto is the Faculty Director of the Resident Journal Club and the Pediatric Critical Care Monthly Morbidity and Mortality Conference at The University of Chicago. She is also a Clinical Mentor, a Research Advisor and Faculty Advisor in the Department of Pediatrics at The University of Chicago.

Jay Shayevitz, MD, MS

Jay Shayevitz, MD, MS

Titles/Affiliations/Positions:

  • Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
  • Attending Anesthesiologist, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY

Board Certifications:

  • Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Pediatrics
  • Anesthesiology, American Board of Anesthesiology

Dr. Shayevitz is an ad hoc reviewer for Anesthesiology, SHOCK, Free Radical Biology and Medicine, and Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management. He has written several book chapters, abstracts, and journal articles which include the Textbook of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and Anesthesia and Analgesia.

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CME Accreditation

Accreditation Statement:
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials and Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of PeerPoint Medical Education Institute and American Physician Institute for Advanced Professional Studies, LLC. PeerPoint Medical Education Institute is accredited by the ACCME to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement:
PeerPoint Medical Education Institute designates the live and enduring material formats for this educational activity for a maximum of 33 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This CME activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME Essentials.

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Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions About The Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Certification Prep Course

+ What Do I Get When I Purchase The Online Course? How Does This Course Work?
After you sign up for the online course, we'll send you an email within one day of registration with a link to your password-protected, personalized online American Physician Institute (API) dashboard along with instructions on how to access it. We'll also ship your printed syllabus the next business day.
  • Your Online Dashboard: All your recorded lectures, course handouts, practice exams, and CME credits are organized on your API dashboard. This centralized location with all course materials makes your preparation organized and stress-free. And it allows you access from anywhere at any time - 24/7!
  • Your Printed Syllabus: The detailed printed syllabus includes all of the course lecture content, clearly formatted to help you follow along. This allows you to focus on highlighting critical concepts, annotating tips and reminders, and achieving the greatest possible recall of the material during the board exam.
+ When Do I Receive Online Access To Review Course Materials?
You receive password-protected access to your API online dashboard within one day of registration, excluding federal holidays. The dashboard consolidates all of your course resources, including streaming webinars of every course lecture, multiple choice question (MCQs) quizzes, and any additional course handouts.
+ When Will I Receive My Course Syllabus?
If you purchase the online course, the syllabus is shipped to you via UPS the next business day after your order is received by API. If you purchase the online course and later decide to attend the live course, you are encouraged to bring along your syllabus to the event to append your notes, or ask questions based on your previous studies.
+ How Long Do I Have Access To My Online Materials? Does My Course Expire?
Your Course and all its associated online material remains active for a full 12 18 months from your date of purchase.For example, a course purchased on January 1, 2013 remains active through June 30, 2014
+ What If I'm Not Ready To Take My Exam? Can I Extend My Course?
Some doctors invest in a board-preparation course many years prior to their exam. In these cases, course registrants can extend the life of their course for 12 additional months at a reduced tuition rate. If you wish to extend your course, please call 1-877-225-8384 prior to your course expiration date.
+ What Are The Benefits Of The Live Course?
If you find it difficult to carve out daily study time, the live course allows you to review all course material in a concentrated timeframe in a classroom setting. Additionally, it provides you opportunity to interact with expert faculty and your peers. To support your board preparation during and long after the live event, you also receive online access to a recorded version of all lectures starting the first day of the live event.
+ What Does Live Course Attendance Include?
The live course includes live lectures, instant Q&A with faculty, printed syllabus, hundreds of online practice questions, recorded online lecture access starting first day of course, and CME credits upon completion of course.
+ What Is The Mobile Learning Package?
The Pass Machine course is formatted for study on a variety of tablet computers. That is why The Pass Machine course offers a $500 e-Gift Card from Best Buy to purchase the iPad or other tablet. Get the technology that is best suited to your exam preparation – and the flexibility of watching webinars and taking practice exams on your new tablet! The Best Buy e-Gift Card allows you to purchase your preferred tablet either with the convenience of online shopping or with the hands on comparison available at a Best Buy store near you.

Notes:
  • The Mobile Learning Package is available to U.S. residents only.
  • At this time, Kindle Fire is not a supported tablet for The Pass Machine webinar viewing.
  • The Pass Machine course does not come pre-loaded on the tablet you receive as part of the Mobile Learning Package. Rather The Pass Machine course dashboard and all of its features can be conveniently streamed on your new tablet.
  • The Mobile Learning Package is non-refundable and is therefore not covered by the Triple Trust Guarantee.
+ How Do I Get My CME Credits?
After you have viewed all of the course lectures, you can claim your CME credit by completing the course’s online CME Evaluation. After you complete the evaluation, you will immediately receive a PDF of your CME certificate. You will receive your "Online Dashboard" access information via email. Please contact 877-225-8384 or info@AmericanPhysician.com if you need this access information re-sent or you require other assistance.

Note: The CME Evaluation for the Live Program will not be posted online until the last day of the live lectures.

General Questions About The Triple Trust Guarantee

+ This Guarantee Sounds Too Good To Be True—Is It For Real?
Yes, it’s completely real. Rest assured, API has always honored its guarantees and always will. When you register for the course, you receive a registration packet with your course information that includes a copy of the Triple Trust Guarantee, along with straightforward information on all of the Terms & Conditions that apply. Why does API have such a guarantee when no other company does? The Triple Trust Guarantee is API’s way of demonstrating that it’s just as invested in your success as you are. After all, if you fail your board exam, API will pay a penalty. API will refund your course tuition in full, provide you with a bonus, and allow you continued access to the course tuition-free until you pass your exam for as long as the exam is offered by the certifying board. The guarantee ensures API doesn’t get paid for effort, only for results.
+ What Does The Triple Trust Guarantee Cover?
When you purchase a course with a “Triple Trust Guarantee” and do not pass your board exam, API will refund 100% of your course tuition and pay you an additional $500. Additionally, if you purchase the online course, your access to the online course will be extended an additional year, and then extended for one year each subsequent time you take and fail the exam. If you purchase the live course, you may attend one upcoming live course each subsequent time you take and fail the exam. The guarantee expires in the event the exam for which this course is designed is no longer offered by the certifying board.
+ Does The Triple Trust Guarantee Cover Non-Tuition Course Options and Upgrades?
No. Course options and upgrades are non-tuition related. Therefore, these fees are not included in any guarantee-related refund payment made under the terms of the Triple Trust Guarantee.
+ Does The Triple Trust Guarantee Cover The Mobile Learning Package?
No. The Mobile Learning Package is a $500 stipend in the form of a Best Buy® Gift Card. The Gift Card is to be used to purchase the iPad or other mobile device of your choice. The Mobile Learning Package is non-refundable and is not covered by the Triple Trust Guarantee.

General Questions About The Pass Machine

+ What is The Pass Machine?
The Pass Machine is a family of medical education products specifically designed to help physicians study for and pass their board certification exams. The Pass Machine is produced by American Physician Institute (API), a leading provider of medical education courses and study materials. API provides board exam preparation for dozens of specialty and subspecialty board exams. Check out www.AmericanPhysician.com for the full list.
+ What Sets The Pass Machine Board Review Courses Apart From Other Courses?
There are three main differences.
  1. The Pass Machine Courses are not just general reviews—they’re tailored specifically to the topics and approaches you need to know to pass your exams.
  2. Each Course is a full preparation system that includes hundreds of MCQs, online lecture review, mobile lecture review, and a hard copy of the Course syllabus.
  3. The Pass Machine demonstrates its confidence in its Courses and commitment to your success by offering you this Triple Trust Guarantee: if you don’t pass your exam, you get your Course tuition back, PLUS $500, PLUS you get to retake the Course for FREE until you do pass.
+ Who Produces This Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Certification Review Course? Where Do You Get Your Faculty?
The Pass Machine Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Certification Course is produced by American Physician Institute. API conducts dozens of Courses and trains thousands of physicians each year to pass their boards and stay up-to-date in their fields. Every single one of American Physician Institute’s educational courses has full editorial independence, is free of pharmaceutical and industry sponsorship and is backed by an unbeatable guarantee. Because of its reputation for excellence, American Physician Institute is able to enlist many of the top faculty from the best universities, teaching hospitals and research facilities in the country to provide you with Category 1 CME educational activities.
+ Where Can I Find Information About Taking My ABP® Board Exam?
For information about the ABP® Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Certification Board Exam, please visit
https://www.abp.org/ABPWebStatic/?anticache=0.22176614574480147
+ Do You Provide Reviews For Boards Other Than Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Certification?
Yes! In fact, we provide preparation for dozens of other specialty and subspecialty board exams. Check out www.AmericanPhysician.com for the full list.
+ Is It Likely That My Employer Will Cover My Tuition?
You may be surprised at how many residency and fellowship training programs, group practices, and other employers pay for or reimburse you for Category 1 educational activities. After all, it’s in everyone’s best interests to have you board certified. It really pays to ask your training director, medical director or administrator if you are eligible because some training programs and employers do pay for board exam training. And, if you work for the Federal Government, American Physician Institute is a certified business in the CCR database and can accept government checks and credit cards.
+ Can I Get A Discount For The Course Tuition?
American Physician Institute offers group discounts for residents and fellows and individual discounts through our Ambassador Club (see below). Please call 877-225-8384 for more information on these discounts.
+ What Is The Ambassador Club? How Does It Work?
When you register, you automatically become a member of the American Physician Institute Ambassador Club, which helps your colleagues benefit from your prep Course experience. If your colleagues mention your name when they call to register, they’ll each receive a $52 discount on their first Course registration and you’ll receive a $52 check.

Why $52? API recognizes that your referral saves about $104 in advertising costs, and they think it’s only fair to pass those savings along to both of you. There’s no limit to the goodwill and gratitude you’ll inspire among your colleagues, and there’s no limit to how many colleagues you can refer. You can make referrals across specialties, too! See the full list of Courses at www.AmericanPhysician.com and consider making a referral today.
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