Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS) Course

Evanston, IL US
May 20, 2021 to May 21, 2021
Hospitals are hiring more and more hospitalists, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants as an economic solution to shortages in 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 clinicians often do not have a formal orientation program or training 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 educational activity is designed for physicians, nurses, APNs, and other 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 for critically ill and injured patients;
  • Identify how to respond to significant changes in unstable patients;
  • Describe how to initiate the management of acute life threatening conditions;
  • Determine when expert consultation or patient transfer is advisable.
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 DNP, APN, ACNP-BC
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
Available credit: 
  • 16.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 16.75 Participation
Event starts: 
05/20/2021 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
05/21/2021 - 5:00pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
Evanston Hospital
2650 Ridge Ave
Grainger Center for Simulation and Innovation
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

The University of Chicago reserves the right to cancel or postpone this conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event this activity must be cancelled or postponed, the registration fee will be refunded; however, The University of Chicago is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.

Karen Kopan DNP, APN, ACNP-BC  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 in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible companies. This includes any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Financial relationships are relevant if a financial relationship, in any amount, exists between the person in control of content and an ineligible company during the past 24 months, and the content of the education is related to the products of an ineligible company with whom the person has a financial relationship. Mechanisms are in place to identify and mitigate any relevant financial relationships 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 16.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other Healthcare Professional Credit
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.
Please Note: The credit claiming process will close three months after the conference end date. Requests to claim credit after three months will be subject to additional fees.
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