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November 4 & 5, 2013
7:45-5:00 Both Days
A two-day comprehensive course addressing fundamental management principles for the first 24 hours of critical care.
Program Overview: The FCCS Curriculum is intended to introduce principles important in the initial care of critically ill/injured patients to physicians, physicians-in-training, nurses, and other healthcare providers who may or may not be skilled in critical care but who must care for such patients during early stabilization and in anticipation of the arrival of an intensivists, specialist or pending transfer of the patient to a tertiary center. As such, the course is designed:
Target Audience: Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS) is designed to prepare health care providers caring for unstable, critically ill or injured patients. Likely participants include:
Educational Objectives: At the conclusion of the program, the participant should be able to:
Comfort: Business casual is very appropriate for this conference. Although every attempt will be made to insure the comfort of our attendees, we suggest that you may wish to bring a sweater/jacket if you tend to be chilly.
Deadline: Registration will be closed when space is full or at 5:00 p.m. October 23, 2013
Confirmation: All who are accepted for registration will receive email confirmation and directions.
Information and Special Needs: Please call the UMMS Office of Continuing Medical Education (508-856-1671) for assistance will special dietary needs, or any other information you may need.
This program is jointly Sponsored by the Department of Critical Care Medicine and the University of Massachusetts Medical School Office of Continuing Education.
It is the policy of the University of Massachusetts Medical School to ensure fair balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all activities. All faculty participating in CME activities sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Medical School are required to present evidence-based data, identify and reference off-label product use and disclose all relevant financial relationships with those supporting the activity or others whose products or services are discussed. Faculty disclosure will be provided in the activity materials.
Continuing Education Credit
The University of Massachusetts Medical School is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The UMMS designates this live continuing medical education activity for a maximum of 14.75 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s) ™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This offering meets the requirements for 17.7 contact hours for nurses as specified by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in nursing (244-CMR 5.04). Each nurse should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.
Other professionals will be eligible for 14.75 continuing education hours from the University of Massachusetts Medical School.