FCCS (Fundamental Critical Care Support)



A two-day comprehensive course addressing fundamental management principles for the first 24 hours of critical care from the Society of Critical Care Medicine.

 

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FCCS-2014

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Course Purpose:
♣ To better prepare the non-intensivist for the first 24 hours of management of the critically ill patient until transfer or appropriate critical care consultation can be arranged.
♣ To assist the non-intensivist in dealing with sudden deterioration of the critically ill patient.
♣ To prepare house staff for ICU coverage.
♣ To prepare nurses and other critical care practitioners to deal with acute deterioration in the critically ill patient.

Course Objectives:
♣ Prioritize assessment needs for critically ill and injured patients.
♣ Select appropriate diagnostic tests.
♣ Identify and respond to significant changes in unstable patients.
♣ Recognize and initiate management of acute life threatening conditions.
♣ Determine the need for expert consultation and/or patient transfer.

What is the Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS) Course?
The Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) internationally renowned two-day FCCS course is the go-to resource for training non-intensivists, house staff, nurses, or other critical care practitioners how to manage critically ill and injured patients effectively.

Through didactic lectures, small group discussion with clinical scenario questions and skill stations with hands-on instruction and experience, the FCCS course will help to disseminate basic concepts of critical care to all professionals who may be called upon to care for severely ill patients.

The FCCS course offers new pre-and post-tests for measuring participants’ growth as well as an online
administrative binder, which contains the policies, processes and tools needed to offer a successful course.

Individuals who successfully complete the required provider or instructor course will receive a Certificate of Successful Completion.

Why should I attend the FCCS course?
The FCCS Course offers an approach to initial management of the critically ill patient for providers not formally trained in critical care. Participants will learn useful information about the extended care of critically ill patients, especially care related to mechanical ventilation, monitoring, organ hypoperfusion, and neurological support. Providers will receive guidance for acute problems encountered in the ICU and for sudden patient deterioration.

The FCCS Course content is an ideal curriculum for critical care residency training programs.