Fundamental Critical Care Support Course

The FCCS curriculum introduces important principles for the initial care of critically ill/injured patients and is intended for physicians, physicians-in-training, nurses and other healthcare providers who may or may not be skilled in critical care and early stabilization.

The FCCS curriculum is presented as a two-day comprehensive series of integrated lectures and skill stations. The course provides critical care knowledge, guidance for decision-making and practice in clinical procedures by addressing fundamental management of critical care patients in the first 24 hours.

The FCCS course was prepared under the direction of the Society of Critical Care Medicine by leading critical care educators in:

  • anesthesiology
  • emergency medicine
  • internal medicine
  • nursing
  • pediatrics and surgery

The content was developed with input from international critical care experts. Qualified students interested in becoming FCCS faculty should contact Helen Miley at

Book and pre-test will be mailed once payment is received. Be sure to bring the textbook to the course! No extra copies will be available for you to borrow.

External Guest Course Fee: $400
Internal RWJBarnabas Health Employees: $250

Please visit the Society of Critical Care Medicine website for at additional information

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