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Fundamental Critical Care Support: Surgical

Prepare nonsurgical healthcare professionals to manage critically ill surgical patients.  

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This page is intended for those interested in self-study.

The Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS): Surgical course provides nonsurgical healthcare professionals with the knowledge and training they need for the initial care, stabilization, and urgent disposition of critically ill surgical patients. Topics covered include recognition and assessment of the seriously ill surgical patient, surgical airway emergencies, abdominal surgical emergencies, and cardiovascular surgical emergencies. 

FCCS: Surgical provides a relaxed learning experience with access to online, interactive didactic sessions, pre- and posttests, and a complementary textbook or eBook. The textbook and eBook are also available for individual purchase. 

The online course contains the following modules:
  • Recognition and Assessment of the Seriously Ill Patient
  • Approach to the Surgical Patient, Part 1: Overview of the Care for the Critically Ill Patient
  • Approach to the Surgical Patient, Part 2: Surgical Emergencies
  • Diagnosis and Management of Acute Respiratory Failure
  • Surgical Airway Emergencies
  • Mechanical Ventilation: Part 1 
  • Mechanical Ventilation: Part 2
  • Monitoring Oxygen Balance and Acid-Base Status
  • Diagnosis and Management of Shock
  • Neurologic Support
  • Neurosurgical ICU
  • Life-Threatening Infections: Diagnosis and Antimicrobial Therapy Selection
  • Basic Trauma and Burn Support
  • Abdominal Surgical Emergencies: Part 1
  • Abdominal Surgical Emergencies: Part 2
  • Acute Coronary Syndromes
  • Cardiovascular Surgical Emergencies
  • Management of Life-Threatening Electrolyte and Metabolic Disturbances
  • Management of Special Populations
  • Surgical Soft Tissue Complications and Urgencies

FCCS: Surgical with eBook

Fundamental Critical Care Support: Surgical (FCCS: Surgical) provides a relaxed learning experience with access to the same didactic sessions found in the live version of the FCCS: Surgical course. Learn at your own pace from the comfort and convenience of your home or office and then assess your knowledge with pre- and posttests. The course will provide participants with:

  • An understanding of the pathophysiology of critically ill surgical patients
  • The ability to assess critically ill surgical patients and address their needs
  • The knowledge of best practices for the provision of optimal patient-centered care
FCCS: Surgical includes interactive learning modules and the FCCS: Surgical eBook, which is an excellent desktop reference.

Physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and pharmacists are eligible to receive 12.5 accredited continuing education credits.

Non-Member Price: $250.00
Associate Price: $240.00
Professional Price: $215.00
Select Price: $200.00

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FCCS: Surgical with Print Book

Fundamental Critical Care Support: Surgical (FCCS: Surgical) provides a relaxed learning experience with access to the same didactic sessions found in the live version of the FCCS: Surgical course. Learn at your own pace from the comfort and convenience of your home or office and then assess your knowledge with pre- and posttests. The course will provide participants with:

  • An understanding of the pathophysiology of critically ill surgical patients
  • The ability to assess critically ill surgical patients and address their needs
  • The knowledge of best practices for the provision of optimal patient-centered care
FCCS: Surgical includes interactive learning modules and the FCCS: Surgical textbook, which is an excellent desktop reference. The textbook will be automatically shipped shortly after registration is complete.

Physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and pharmacists are eligible to receive 12.5 accredited continuing education credits.

Non-Member Price: $250.00
Associate Price: $240.00
Professional Price: $215.00
Select Price: $200.00

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Fundamental Critical Care Support: Surgical, eBook

The Fundamental Critical Care Support: Surgical eBook is designed to give nonsurgical professionals the knowledge needed for the initial care, stabilization, and urgent disposition of critically ill surgical patients. The textbook will provide participants with:

  • An understanding of the pathophysiology of critically ill surgical patients
  • The ability to assess critically ill surgical patients and address their needs
  • The knowledge of best practices for the provision of optimal patient-centered care

Non-Member Price: $85.00
Associate Price: $80.00
Professional Price: $75.00
Select Price: $70.00

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Fundamental Critical Care Support: Surgical, Print

The Fundamental Critical Care Support: Surgical textbook is designed to give nonsurgical professionals the knowledge needed for the initial care, stabilization, and urgent disposition of critically ill surgical patients. The textbook will provide participants with:

  • An understanding of the pathophysiology of critically ill surgical patients
  • The ability to assess critically ill surgical patients and address their needs
  • The knowledge of best practices for the provision of optimal patient-centered care

Non-Member Price: $85.00
Associate Price: $80.00
Professional Price: $75.00
Select Price: $70.00

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FCCS Obstetrics eBook Bundle

Build core critical care knowledge and expand into the specifics of providing care to the critically ill or injured pregnant patient. The bundle has been updated to include the Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS) , Seventh Edition, and FCCS: Obstetrics eBooks.

New content in FCCS , Seventh Edition, includes hematologic and oncologic considerations, new case studies to help guide the reader through learning objectives and emphasize important concepts, and more.

FCCS: Obstetrics covers physiologic changes during pregnancy, obstetric medical conditions and their appropriate treatment, neonatal management, and more.

Non-Member Price: $145.00
Associate Price: $135.00
Professional Price: $125.00
Select Price: $115.00

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FCCS: Resource Limited eBook Bundle

Build core critical care knowledge and expand into the unique challenges of providing critical care in locations with resource limitations and transport delays. The bundle has been updated to include the Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS) , Seventh Edition, and FCCS: Resource Limited eBooks.

New content in FCCS , Seventh Edition, includes hematologic and oncologic considerations, new case studies to help guide the reader through learning objectives and emphasize important concepts, and more.

FCCS: Resource Limited covers the treatment of injuries such as burns, blasts, polytrauma, tropical diseases, and others that are commonly encountered in resource-limited settings.

Non-Member Price: $145.00
Associate Price: $135.00
Professional Price: $125.00
Select Price: $115.00

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FCCS Obstetrics Print Bundle

Build core critical care knowledge and expand into the specifics of providing care to the critically ill or injured pregnant patient. The bundle has been updated to include the Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS) , Seventh Edition, and FCCS: Obstetrics textbooks.

New content in FCCS , Seventh Edition, includes hematologic and oncologic considerations, new case studies to help guide the reader through learning objectives and emphasize important concepts, and more.

FCCS: Obstetrics covers physiologic changes during pregnancy, obstetric medical conditions and their appropriate treatment, neonatal management, and more.

Non-Member Price: $145.00
Associate Price: $135.00
Professional Price: $125.00
Select Price: $115.00

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FCCS: Resource Limited Print Bundle

Build core critical care knowledge and expand into the unique challenges of providing critical care in locations with resource limitations and transport delays. The bundle has been updated to include the Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS) , Seventh Edition, and FCCS: Resource Limited textbooks.

New content in FCCS , Seventh Edition, includes hematologic and oncologic considerations, new case studies to help guide the reader through learning objectives and emphasize important concepts, and more.

FCCS: Resource Limited covers the treatment of injuries such as burns, blasts, polytrauma, tropical diseases, and others that are commonly encountered in resource-limited settings.

Non-Member Price: $145.00
Associate Price: $135.00
Professional Price: $125.00
Select Price: $115.00

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