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Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS)

Fundamental Critical Care Support logo"A two-day comprehensive course addressing fundamental management principals for the first 24 hours of critical care."

Course Purpose

  • 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.

Course Objectives

  • Prioritize assessment needs for the critically ill patient.
  • Identify appropriate diagnostic tests for the critically ill patient.
  • Identify and respond to significant changes in the unstable patient.
  • Ability to recognize and initiate management of acute life-threatening conditions.
  • Recognize the need for patient transfer and prepare the practitioner for optimally accomplishing transfer.

Contact Dr. H. Belzberg for course dates at (323) 409-7798.

Info on FCCS is available at: www.sccm.org/edu/fccscourses.html

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2051 Marengo Street, IPT, C5L100
Los Angeles, CA 90033

Phone: (323) 409-7761
Fax: (323) 441-9909
E-mail: demetria@med.usc.edu

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Phone: (323) 409-7761     Fax: (323) 441-9909