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Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS)

Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS) is a two-day course for training non-intensivist healthcare professionals to manage critically ill patients for the first 24 hours of critical care. The course concentrates on adult critical care.


May 18-19, 2023
September 21-22, 2023


On-Site at SimTiki

The Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS) Course is a two-day comprehensive course addressing fundamental management principles for the first 24 hours of critical care. This is version 7 of the FCCS course.

CME: Approved for a maximum of 13 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

  • Didactic lectures
  • Case based skill stations
  • Pre & Post tests
  • SCCM Certificate Requirements:
    • Attendance at didactic sessions
    • Completion of skill stations
    • Open Book post-course test score 70% or higher

Target Audience
Healthcare professionals caring for potentially unstable, critically ill or injured patients

Please contact us for more information about this program.

  • 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.
  • 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.

UH Residents & Faculty: $250
Physicians: $800
Non-UH Medical Residents: $575
Nurse, Allied Health: $575
FCCS Instructor Candidate: $900

Please contact us for a refund policy in case of cancellation.

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