The Healthcare Training Academy, in conjunction with The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) presents:
Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS)
About: This dynamic and engaging 2-day critical care course is great for health care providers working (or wanting to work) in a critical care environment. This program is an intensive exploration of the foundations of critical care. During this program, attendees participate in discussion-based lectures, highly engaging scenarios, and skills stations. The Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS) course prepares non-intensivists to manage critically ill patients for the first 24 hours until transfer or appropriate critical care consultation can be arranged. The course contains:
Up to 17 didactic lectures
9 case-based skill stations
Pre- and posttests
Certificate of successful course completion; requirements for successful course completion: attend all didactic sessions, successfully complete all skill stations, and achieve a score of 70% or higher on the posttest
At the completion of the course, learners will be able to:
Prioritize assessment needs for the critically ill patient.
Select appropriate diagnostic tests.
Identify and respond to significant changes in the unstable patient.
Recognize and initiate management of acute life-threatening conditions.
Determine the need for expert consultation and/or patient transfer and prepare the practitioner for optimally accomplishing transfer.
This live, instructor-led, two-day course is the traditional method for delivering the FCCS course.
- Severe Sepsis/Life-Threatening Infections
- Hypovolemic Shock/Diagnosis and Shock Management
- Oxygen, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance
- Brain Injury, Basic Trauma, Burn Support
- Critical Care in Pregnancy, Infants, and Children
- Acute Respiratory and Mechanical Ventilation I & II
- Airway Support
- Neurological Support
- Special Considerations
- Acute Coronary Syndromes
- Ethics in Critical Care & Skills Stations, and more...
Audience: RNs, NPs, MDs, DOs, PAs, interns, medical students, fellows, and more. Seasoned and newer critical care team members are welcome.
Continuing Education Credit: Continuing Nursing Education (CNE): 14 hours
Faculty: FCCS Faculty
Upon successful completion of this course (attendance at both days, participation in skills stations, and passing the written examination) you will be provided with an FCCS course completion certificate (issued by SCCM); allow 8-12 weeks for processing by SCCM. Classroom location is subject to change. Registration is required. Directions & full address will be emailed upon receipt of your registration and payment. Ample time to study the course textbook is highly recommended. *Textbook (not included). Participation in, or completion of, this course does not confer any credential, nor does it satisfy any board certification requirement apart from the continuing education credit if offered for it. This course is not intended to replace, override, or conflict with any licensing, policy, or credentialing requirements.
The Health Care Training Academy (DBA CardiacEd) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by The New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.