The Society of Critical Care Medicine’s Fundamentals educational materials offer baseline information about the fundamentals of critical care and are ideal for those new to critical care patients or as a refresher. Find more information about each of these programs, including instructor tools, in the Fundamentals section of the SCCM website.
Fundamental Critical Care Support Course
Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS) training 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.
Pediatric Fundamental Critical Care Support Course
Pediatric Fundamental Critical Care Support (PFCCS) addresses fundamental management principles for the first 24 hours of critical care in the pediatric patient. This course is ideal for the non-intensivist who needs to manage a critically ill or injured pediatric patient until appropriate care consultation or transfer can be arranged. It also provides an excellent foundation for residents and other trainees. A comprehensive textbook is included with registration for the online course.
Fundamental Disaster Management
Fundamental Disaster Management (FDM) prepares healthcare professionals to treat victims of natural or manmade mass casualty events. It arms critical care professionals with the expertise to manage the critical care response to large-scale disasters. This one-day course focuses on critically ill patients who are admitted to your hospital and is a must for healthcare providers who may come in contact with critically ill and/or injured patients after a mass casualty event.
Virtual Critical Care Rounds: Adult and Pediatric
Virtual Critical Care Rounds (VCCR) is designed to better prepare students, residents and fellows to contribute to the diagnosis and management of the critically ill patient during their intensive care unit rounds. Upon completion of the course, participants should be able to recognize emergent conditions and describe appropriate interventions, analyze case scenarios and explain treatment options, and recommend treatment strategies for critically ill patients based on medical history, physical examination and diagnostic data.
Multidisciplinary Critical Care Knowledge Assessment Program
The Multidisciplinary Critical Care Knowledge Assessment Program (MCCKAP) online exam assesses critical care fellowship programs nationally. Available in both adult and pediatric formats, the exam is offered exclusively online and consists of 200 multiple-choice questions pertaining to critical care knowledge and patient management based on national standards. Exam content is developed by multiprofessional critical care professionals experienced in exam preparation and analysis.