Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS) Course

Evanston, IL US
June 4, 2018 to June 5, 2018
Hospitals are hiring more and more hospitalists, nurse practitioners and physician assistants as an economic solution to shortages in professional staff, especially intensivists; physicians with specialized training in critical care medicine. The complexity of the critical care environment demands a minimum level of knowledge, skills and attitude to manage the care of critically ill patients. Non-critical care physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants often do not have a formalized orientation program or “residency” as critical care physicians. An effective program would incorporate didactic and simulation scenarios to assess competence and teach evidence-based practice while maintaining patient safety and quality care.
The FCCS course offers an approach to initial management of the critically ill patient for providers not formally trained in critical care.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed for physicians and particularly other allied healthcare professionals dedicated to the management of critically ill patients.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the activity, participants will be able to:

  • 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 of life threatening conditions;
  • Determine the need for expert consultation and/or patient transfer.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Systems-based Practice
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Karen Kopan
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
(847) 570-2291
Available credit: 
  • 15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 15.00 Participation
Event starts: 
06/04/2018 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
06/05/2018 - 5:00pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
Grainger Center for Simulation and Innovation
2650 Ridge Avenue
Room B665
Evanston, IL 60201
United States
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ACCESSIBILITY The University of Chicago and NorthShore University HealthSystem are committed to providing equal access appropriate to need and circumstances and complies fully with legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are in need of special accommodation, please contact our office at 847-570-2291 or via email at

  Karen Kopan DNP, APN, ACNP-BC
  Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  Surgical Intensive Care Unit
  Critical Care Consult Team

Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with anycommercial interest. This includes any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner that could create a conflict of interest. Mechanisms are in place to identify and resolve any potential conflict of interest prior to the start of the activity.

Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration, at first mention and where appropriate in the content.

Physician Credit
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other Healthcare Profession's Credit
Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.
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