​Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS) equips healthcare professionals with the tools they need to provide bedside care for patients who are or may become critically ill.

The Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS) course combines expert-developed learning with interactive skill stations to provide non-intensivists and healthcare professionals with the realistic training they need to manage critically ill patients for the first 24 hours or until an appropriate critical care consultation can be arranged. The course concentrates on adult critical care and includes separate sections on critical care for pregnant and pediatric patients.

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

Course features include:

  • In-person and online learning formats
  • Expert-developed presentations
  • Interactive skill stations
  • Online pre- and post-tests
  • Companion eBook for all learners
  • Certificate of successful course completion
  • Learner evaluations at the time of and after course completion
  • Accredited continuing education credit for completion of online course materials (granted from SCCM, not host site)

Course details:

  • Half-day in-person course format
  • Required pre-course work assigned prior to attending in-person course
  • All residents required to complete course prior to ICU rotation at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital
  • Select advanced practice professionals required to complete course within 90 days of hire
  • $350 cost for anyone outside J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital

For additional information about the FCCS course, visit the Society of Critical Care Medicine.

For more information about courses offered at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital, email [email protected].