The Healthcare Training Academy, in conjunction with The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), presents:
Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS)
This course is conducted online; didactic lessons, exams, and skills stations.
About: This dynamic and engaging 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. Attendees participate in online lectures, highly engaging scenarios, and skills stations during this program. The Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS) course prepares non-intensivists to manage critically ill patients for the first 24 hours OR until transfer to an appropriate critical care consultation can be arranged. The course contains:
Up to 17 didactic lectures
4-9 case-based skill stations
Pre- and posttests
Certificate of successful course completion; requirements for successful course completion: complete all online didactic sessions, complete all skill stations and achieve a score of 70% or higher on the FCCS course posttest - online
After the course, learners will be able to:
Prioritize assessment needs for a 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.
- 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, etc. Both seasoned and newer critical care team members are welcome.
Continuing Education Credit: Continuing Nursing Education (CNE): 14 hours.
*Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP17561, for 14 Contact Hours.
Faculty: FCCS Faculty
Tuition: see next page.
Upon completing this course (attendance, 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. The classroom setting is 100% online. Registration is required; allow 1-3 business days to add your access to the online program/modules. Before attempting the skills stations, ample time to study the course eTextbook is highly recommended. The learner should complete all skills stations BEFORE attempting the skills stations (allow 1-2 days to complete the online didactic portion of this program). 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. These contact hours are accepted in most states; however, check with your Board if ANCC (American Nurse Credential Center) contact hours are suitable to renew your license.