The FCCS Curriculum is intended to introduce principles important in the initial care of critically ill/injured patients to physicians, physicians-in-training, nurses, and other healthcare providers who may or may not be skilled in critical care, but who must care for such patients during early stabilization and in anticipation of the arrival of an intensivists, specialist or pending transfer of the patient to a tertiary center. As such, the course is designed:
- 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.
At the conclusion of the program, the participant should be able to:
- Prioritize assessment needs for the critically ill or injured.
- 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(s).
Additional Details for This Event
A two-day comprehensive course addressing fundamental management principles for the first 24 hours of critical care.
Date: March 26th & 27th , 2020
Time: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Bronson Gilmore Center, Classrooms 5 A-B, in Kalamazoo, Michigan