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Fundamental Critical Care Support Hosted Course

Host an FCCS course and prepare healthcare professionals to manage critically ill patients.

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The Society of Critical Care Medicine's (SCCM) hosted Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS) combines expert-developed lectures with hands-on skill stations to provide nonintensivists and healthcare professionals with the training they need 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 and also includes separate sections on critical care for pregnant and pediatric patients.

Course length: 2 days

Course features:
  • Flexible learning formats: in-person and online
  • Interactive presentations
  • Case-based skill stations
  • Pre- and posttests
  • Companion textbook
  • Certificate of successful course completion
  • Continuing education credit hours (if offered by the course site)
The course is available in two licensed, director-led formats—traditional hosted and online hosted. The in-person hosted course consists of face-to-face lectures and skill stations. The online hosted course consists of web-based lectures and in-person skill stations.

To receive the certificate of successful completion, course participants must attend all didactic lectures, successfully complete all skill stations, and achieve a score of 70% or higher on the posttest.


Contact the SCCM Licensing Team to learn more about
bringing training to your institution. 

Introducing a New Hosted Training Model

Exciting changes are coming to SCCM's hosted training programs! SCCM's goal is to provide: 
  • Flexible options for course delivery and learning
  • An exceptional user experience through streamlined accessibility to course materials 
  • A simplified purchase process
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Bring the Fundamentals to Your Institution

Hear from Fundamentals instructors, directors, and consultants on the value of Fundamentals training. 

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Funded Training

SCCM has funding available to provide financial support for all types of critical care training for organizations in developing or impoverished nations and in underserved areas of the United States.

The FCCS course provides an ideal medium for trauma centers and tertiary/quaternary hospitals to outreach to their community partners.

Babak Sarani, MD, FACS, FCCM

Individual Self-Study Options

For individuals seeking FCCS self-study options, an online course and the textbook are available for purchase as well as the option to search for a course scheduled nearby.

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