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Fundamental Critical Care Support Self-Study

Prepares nonintensivists to manage critically ill patients.  

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This page is intended for those interested in self-study

The Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS) course provides healthcare professionals, including nonintensivists, with the training to manage critically ill patients for the first 24 hours or until appropriate critical care consultation can be arranged. The course concentrates on adult critical care but also includes separate sections on critical care for pregnancy and pediatrics.

FCCS provides a relaxed learning experience with access to online, interactive didactic sessions, pre- and posttests, and an accompanying textbook or eBook. The textbook and eBook are also available for individual purchase.

This online course contains the following modules:

  • Recognition and Assessment of the Seriously Ill Patient
  • Airway Management
  • Cardiopulmonary/Cerebral Resuscitation
  • Diagnosis and Management of Acute Respiratory Failure
  • Mechanical Ventilation I
  • Mechanical Ventilation II
  • Monitoring Oxygen Balance and Acid-Base Status
  • Diagnosis and Management of Shock
  • Neurologic Support
  • Basic Trauma and Burn Support
  • Acute Coronary Syndromes
  • Life-Threatening Infections: Diagnosis and Antimicrobial Therapy Selection
  • Management of Life-Threatening Electrolyte and Metabolic Disturbances
  • Special Considerations
  • Critical Care in Pregnancy
  • Ethics in Critical Care Medicine
  • Surgery in Critical Care

Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS) - 7th Edition eBook

Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS) is designed to build and reinforce the skills needed by healthcare professionals to identify, assess, and manage critically ill or injured patients for the first 24 hours or until appropriate critical care consultation can be arranged.

The seventh edition eBook focuses on the evaluation, early recognition, and basic management of critically ill patients using core management strategies and evidence-based concepts.

New content includes:

  • Discussion of hematologic and oncologic considerations
  • Postoperative management of surgical patients including those with pancreatitis, gastrointestinal bleeding, and abdominal compartment syndrome
  • Updated content on fluid response, infection management, hemostatic resuscitation, tourniquets in extremity hemorrhage, and emergency airway algorithms
  • Case scenarios to help guide the reader through learning objectives and emphasize important concepts

FCCS, Seventh Edition, is a comprehensive educational resource that equips healthcare professionals with the tools they need to provide bedside care for patients who are or may become critically ill.

Non-Member Price: $95.00
Associate Price: $90.00
Professional Price: $80.00
Select Price: $75.00

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