At this time, FCCS consultants will serve in the same capacity for FCCS: OB courses. The responsibilities and eligibility criteria are listed below.
The course consultant is considered an expert in both critical care practice and the FCCS program and has a duty to be very familiar with all aspects of the course and its administration. Responsibilities of the course consultant are to:
FCCS Consultant Eligibility
- Offer mentorship and guidance to first-time course directors and coordinators through weekly, biweekly, or monthly phone conferences.
- Attend at least one day of a first-time FCCS: OB course (upon invitation).
- Assess the abilities and skills of first-time course directors to determine whether they should be permitted to manage further courses without consultant supervision.
- Debrief with the course director and course coordinator after the first or second day of the course. This debriefing will serve to finalize the relationship; evaluate the course; and discuss issues, concerns, and problems.
- After attending a course, immediately complete the course consultant site evaluation form to assess the process, venue, instructor attitudes, and adherence to SCCM goals, quality, and purpose. The evaluation is a measure of the suitability of the site and personnel to offer approved courses.
The criteria for FCCS consultant status requires that the applicant:
- Be an SCCM-approved FCCS director in good standing, and
- Have taught/directed at least two approved FCCS courses during the two previous years.
In addition, applicants are required to:
FCCS Consultant Application Online Form
FCCS Consultant Letter of Recommendation
- Submit the FCCS consultant application via the online form, and
- Submit a letter of recommendation from a current FCCS consultant.