Fundamental Critical Care, March 23, 2018

March 23, 2018

More than 10,000 clinicians a year on five continents receive Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS) training, which prepares non-intensivists to manage critically ill patients for the first 24 hours until transfer or appropriate critical care consultation can be arranged.  The course and its companion text assist the non-intensivist in dealing with the sudden deterioration of critically ill patients and prepares house staff and nurses for ICU coverage.  The course is often used to prepare residents for rotations in the ICU.


Target Audience

Nurse Practitioners
Physician Assistants

Learning Objectives

  • 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.
Additional information

CME Coordinator Contact Information

Katherine Meissner
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 955-7047
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 10.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 10.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
03/23/2018 - 6:45am
Event ends: 
03/23/2018 - 6:30pm



6:45 am – 7:00 am

Registration / Pre-Test (participants must hand in pre-test at this time)

7:00 am – 7:15 am

Welcome, Course Announcements, and FCCS Overview:

7:15 am – 8:00 am

Recognition and Assessment of the Seriously Ill Patient:

8:00 am – 8:40 am

Diagnosis and Management of Acute Respiratory Failure:

8:40 am – 9:20 am

Mechanical Ventilation 1:

9:20 am – 10:00 am

Mechanical Ventilation 2:

10:00 am – 10:10 am


10:10 am – 10:50 am

Monitoring Oxygen Balance and Acid-Base Status:

10:50 am – 11:30 pm

Diagnosis and Management of Shock:

11:30 am -12:00 pm

Neurologic Support:

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Basic Trauma and Burn Support:

12:30 pm – 12:50 pm

Lunch (Boxed Lunch Provided)

12:50 pm – 1:30 pm

Management of Life-Threatening Electrolyte and Metabolic Disturbances:

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Special Considerations:

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Life-Threatening Infections: Diagnosis and Antimicrobial Therapy Selection:

2:30 pm – 5:30 pm


  1. Recognition and Assessment of Seriously Ill Patient:
  1. Mechanical Ventilation:
  1. Non-Invasive Positive Pressure Ventilation:
  1. Integrated Sepsis Scenario:

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Post Test and Adjourn

Grading of Post Test: Instructors as Available

United States

Activity Director:  

Rahul Nanchal, MD


Speakers include:

Vijaya Ramalingam, MD

Vijay Johnson, MD

Rahul Nanchal, MD

Paul Bergl, MD

Jeremy Juern, MD

Jayshil Patel, MD

Kristi Maso, MD

Muhammad Ali, MD

Mary Stauber, MD

Anand Pullapilly, MD

Gaurav Dagar, MD

Pramod Gupta, MD

ACCME Accreditation Statement:

The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


AMA Credit Designation Statement:

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this Live activity for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 10 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

This program is jointly Sponsored by the Froedtert and Medical College Medical Staff Office, Division of Pulmonary Medicine and the Office of Advanced Practice Providers.


Available Credit

  • 10.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 10.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
Course expires: 


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