Fundamental Critical Care Support: Obstetrics

Fundamental Critical Care Support: ObstetricsNew to the Fundamentals product line, Fundamental Critical Care Support: Obstetrics is designed to prepare intensivists and nonintensivists who may provide maternal/fetal critical care and to instruct clinicians in obstetrics seeking additional education in critical care.

To apply for an FCCS: Obstetrics course license and purchase learners, please visit the Fundamentals portal​. A username and password are required to log in. If you do not know this information, please e-mail fccs@sccm.org. Please note that each learner will receive a copy of the book and one certificate will be issued for each learner who successfully completes the course.

FCCS: Obstetrics will be offered as precourse at the 48th Critical Care Congress in San Diego, California, USA. This two-day precourse will be held February 15-16, 2019. Visit the Congress pre- and post-course webpage for instructions on how to add the FCCS: Obstetrics precourse to your Congress registration.

 

The Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS): Obstetrics course is designed for intensivists and nonintensivists who may provide maternal/fetal critical care and for clinicians in obstetrics seeking additional education in critical care. This course can be licensed and brought to an institution through a traditional live, instructor-led course. This course contains:

  • 13 didactic lectures​​
  • 5 case-based skill stations
  • Pre- and posttests
  • Companion textbook
  • Certificate of successful course completion

Requirements for successful course completion: Attend all didactic sessions, successfully complete all skill stations, and achieve a score of 70% or higher on the posttest.

At the completion of the course, learners will be able to:

  • ​Prioritize assessment needs for the critically ill pregnant patient
  • Explain physiologic changes during pregnancy
  • Describe specific maternal obstetric and medical conditions and appropriate treatment
  • Describe optimal maternal CPR and airway management in the care of the critically ill pregnant patient
  • Describe appropriate steps for fetal assessment, delivery, and neonatal management
  • Determine the need for expert consultation and/or patient transfer and prepare the practitioner for optimally accomplishing pregnant patient transfer

Traditional Licensed Course

A live, instructor-led, two-day course is available for delivering the FCCS: Obstetrics course. Licensed sites arrange for qualified instructors to deliver the 13 lectures and their related skill stations. Complete slide decks with speaker notes, as well as administrative materials and forms, are provided to each site. Textbooks are shipped to the site prior to the course dates, allowing learners to prepare for the live activity. The site coordinator administers the pre- and posttests and provides the scores to SCCM, which prepares and ships certificates of completion to the site coordinator for distribution. The Fundamentals Sales Team can help sites that have not previously held a course find consultants who will lead the development of FCCS: Obstetrics on site. The goal is for individual sites to become self-sustaining in their delivery of the FCCS: Obstetrics program.

In the live, instructor-led course version of FCCS: Obstetrics, the course director, with the assistance of the course coordinator, has the responsibilities for planning, organizing, and conducting the course. These responsibilities include faculty selection, course logistics, obtaining equipment, establishing participant registration processes, and requesting necessary course resources (audiovisual equipment, skills station equipment, catering, etc.). Provision of continuing education (CE)/continuing medical education (CME) credits is also a course director/coordinator responsibility.

Traditional Live Licensed Course
​CE/CME ​Only if offered by the licensing institution
Location/Time​​ ​Live in-person educational event, held and the institution's discretion
​Skill Stations ​I​n-person at licensing institution
​Cost (Tiered) ​​$220 - $1,320 per course (discounts for multiple courses)
Textbook​ ​Paid via learner fee
​Provider Certificate? ​Yes
The FCCS: Obstetrics course should be held over two full days.
View sample course schedule.​​

Alternative schedule examples might include:
  • Morning lectures followed by afternoon skill stations, OR
  • Two to three lectures followed by corresponding skill stations
A complete list of lectures and skill stations offered with the course is included below. General considerations about the sequencing of lectures and skill stations is presented in the detailed administrative materials provided to all approved sites. Variations from these suggestions are permitted for the convenience of participants. The Fundamentals Sales Team is available by phone at +1 847 827-6869 or by e-mail at fccs@sccm.org​ to answer any questions or to discuss planning.

Lectures
Required:
  • Physiologic Changes During Pregnancy
  • Airway Management in the Pregnant Woman
  • Hemodynamic Monitoring
  • Preeclampsia/Eclampsia
  • Sepsis in Pregnancy
  • Thromboembolic Disease and Pregnancy
  • Obstetric Hemorrhage
  • Maternal Mortality and Cardiac Arrest
  • Fetal Evaluation and Fetal Concerns in the Seriously Ill Pregnant Patient
  • Nonobstetric Surgical Diseases in the Pregnant Patient
  • Pregnancy-Related Acute Kidney Injury
  • Management of Delivery and the Newborn
  • Transport of the Critically Ill Pregnant Patient

Skill Stations
Required:
  • Management of Severe Preeclampsia/Eclampsia
  • Cardiac Arrest in the Pregnant Patient
  • Urosepsis Complicated by Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
  • Postpartum Hemorrhage
  • Delivery and Neonatal Resuscitation​
You will find suggestions and guidelines below to assist you in planning for your course. The course director, with the assistance of the course coordinator, has the responsibilities for planning, organizing, and conducting the course. These responsibilities include faculty selection, course logistics, obtaining equipment, establishing participant registration processes, and requesting necessary course resources (audiovisual equipment, skills station equipment, catering, etc).


Detailed guidelines for course administration, including timelines, sample schedules, equipment lists, and forms, are provided to site coordinators/directors after course dates are set. The Fundamentals Sales Team can answer questions or discuss your plans with you. To reach a member of the team, please call +1 847 827-6869 or e-mail fccs@sccm.org.

Administrative Process
To apply for an FCCS: Obstetrics course license and add learners, please visit the Fundamentals portal. A username and password are required to log in. If you do not know this information, please e-mail fccs@sccm.org​. Please note that each learner will receive a copy of the book and one certificate will be issued for each learner who successfully completes the course.


When planning and administering an FCCS: Obstetrics course, please use the following as a checklist.
  1. Choose the type of course (live, instructor-led).
  2. Submit an application for a course license and purchase learners through the Fundamentals portal.
  3. Identify course dates (two days for live, instructor-led course).
  4. Submit payment for license and learners to SCCM.
  5. SCCM forwards course materials to approved course director/course coordinator.
  6. Conduct course.
  7. Submit final course data (e.g., attendee test results, certificate requests, faculty listing) to SCCM through the Fundamentals portal​.
  8. SCCM ships Certificates of Successful Completion to the site coordinator for distribution.​

Expenses/Resources
When purchasing an FCCS: Obstetrics course license, SCCM will provide a textbook for each purchased learner and electronic access to presentations, skill stations, texts, and administrative forms. Course sites are expected to provide:
  • Travel expenses for the course consultant and any visiting instructors
  • Honorarium for the course consultant, if requested (The course director may negotiate a lower or pro bono fee schedule; however, nothing higher than $1,000 is advocated by the FCCS Program Committee, SCCM Council, or SCCM Executive Office.)
  • Comfortable conference room seating and food and beverage (for breaks and meals)
  • Materials for learners and instructor packets
  • Equipment for presentation delivery, including an LCD projector
  • Equipment for skill stations

Course Requirements
  • The first time a site or course director offers a course, course consultant mentorship and approval is required.
  • Selection of a course consultant is the site’s responsibility. If problems are encountered, please contact the Fundamentals Sales Team at SCCM headquarters.
  • The course consultant may request an honorarium, not to exceed $1,000. The course director may negotiate a lower or pro bono fee schedule; however, nothing higher than $1,000 is advocated by the FCCS Program Committee, the SCCM Council, or the SCCM Executive Office.
  • Travel expenses for the course consultant and any visiting lecturers will be reimbursed by the site.
  • The course director must be an approved FCCS director.
  • The course coordinator will provide administrative, organizational, and other types of support. There are no other requirements for the course coordinator.
  • Each course must be taught by at least two approved FCCS: OB instructors, one of whom may be the course director if he/she is already an approved FCCS: OB instructor. All other lecturers may be clinical experts and associate instructors from a variety of areas and professions (e.g., obstetricians, gynecologists, maternal/fetal medicine physicians, physician consultant specialists [e.g., cardiologists, neurologists], nurses, physician assistants, respiratory therapists, and pharmacists). It is strongly suggested that each FCCS: OB course include at least one instructor who is a qualified obstetrician/gynecologist or maternal/fetal medicine physician.
  • Skill stations may be operated by non-FCCS trained personnel, but integrity must be assured by the course director and the instructors.
  • For the initial course to be presented, the course director and course coordinator will work under the direction of a course consultant who will mentor them with organization and administrative issues during setup and personally evaluate the initial course presentation.
Continuing Education Credits
Live instructor-led course: SCCM does not have direct involvement in the course offering; therefore, SCCM cannot issue CE/CME credit to course participants. If the institution or course sponsor is a national or state-accredited CE/CME provider, it may wish to grant CE/CME credit for the course. Typical credit for a two-day course would be 15.75 CME credits for physicians and 15.75 contact hours for nurses and pharmacists.

Apply and Purchase

 
Single Course
Shaped by SCCM’s commitment to meeting the needs of each individual customer, the FCCS: Obstetrics course pricing structure is designed to be both fair and flexible. SCCM offers two options: Single Course licenses, and Unlimited Annual Course licenses. Pricing options are tiered, based on the country in which the course is held. This allows SCCM to accommodate various ranges in needs and available financial resources.
Please contact the Fundamentals Sales Team at +1 847-827-6869 or via e-mail at fccs@sccm.org​ with any circumstances that may require special pricing consideration.
 
​Live Instructor Licensed FCCS: Obstetrics ​Per Course Pricing
​​For-Profit ​$1,320
​Nonprofit Tier 3 ​$830
​Nonprofit Tier 2 ​$550
​Nonprofit Tier 1 ​$220
Multicourse Discounts
Are you interested in holding multiple courses throughout the year? If you plan to hold four or more courses in one year, you should consider an unlimited license. SCCM offers discounted course pricing for volume purchases—the more courses you purchase, the larger the discount. Please contact the Fundamentals Sales Team at +1 847-827-6869 or via e-mail at fccs@sccm.org with any circumstances that may require special pricing consideration.
 
Tiered Pricing
Tiered pricing is based on a country’s Gross Domestic Product (at Purchasing Power Parity) Per Capita as reported by the World Bank in its most current World Development Indicators database.
 
​GDP (PPP) Per Capita
​Nonprofit Tier 3 ​More than $15,000
​​Nonprofit Tier 2 ​Between $5,000 and $15,000
​Nonprofit Tier 1 ​Less than $5,000
Per Learner Pricing
Licensed institutions will be assessed a fee for each learner, which includes a copy of the current edition of the textbook (print or eBook) and, on successful completion of the course, a provider certificate.
 
​​Learner Fee ​Per Learner Price
​Nonprofit Tier 3 ​$61/per learner
​​Nonprofit Tier 2  ​$42 /per learner
​Nonprofit Tier 1 ​$21/per learner
Please call the Fundamentals Sales Team with any questions at +1 847-827-6869 or via e-mail at fccs@sccm.org.​
The FCCS: Obstetrics textbook is an integral part of the FCCS: Obstetrics learning experience. It is available in print or as an eBook. FCCS Obstetrics

FCCS: Obstetrics is the reference and source for the standardized course composed of 13 lectures and related skill stations. The text is appropriate for intensivists and nonintensivists, physicians’ assistants, nurses, and other personnel who provide maternal/fetal critical care and for clinicians in obstetrics seeking additional education in critical care.
Prepared under the direction of SCCM by an international team of leading multiprofessional critical care educators in anesthesiology, emergency medicine, fetal-maternal medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics, nursing, and surgery, the FCCS: Obstetrics textbook covers:
  • Physiologic Changes During Pregnancy
  • Airway Management in the Pregnant Woman
  • Hemodynamic Monitoring
  • Preeclampsia/Eclampsia
  • Sepsis in Pregnancy
  • Thromboembolic Disease and Pregnancy
  • Obstetric Hemorrhage
  • Maternal Mortality and Cardiac Arrest
  • Fetal Evaluation and Fetal Concerns in the Seriously Ill Pregnant Patient
  • Nonobstetric Surgical Diseases in the Pregnant Patient​
  • Pregnancy-Related Acute Kidney Injury​
  • Management of Delivery and Newborn
  • Transport of the Critically Ill Pregnant Patient
Licensed institutions will be assessed a fee for each learner, which includes a copy of FCCS: Obstetrics (print or eBook) and, upon successful completion of the course, a provider certificate. Additional details are provided on the Pricing tab.
 
Single copy purchases of the current edition of FCCS: Obstetrics as well as other textbooks in the Fundamentals series can be made through the SCCM store​. Pricing is $65 USD for SCCM members and $85 USD for nonmembers.
 

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