Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS) Course

November 4-5, 2013 @ the Molly Blank Center on the campus of National Jewish Health, Denver, CO

A two-day comprehensive course addressing fundamental management principles for the first 24 hours of critical care. To better prepare the non-intensivist for the first 24 hours of management of the critically ill patient until transfer or appropriate critical care consultation can be arranged. Learn more.


Target Audience

Critical care and emergency medicine physicians, hospital physicians, primary care physicians, critical care fellows in their first year, pre-hospital providers w/lengthy transport, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, respiratory therapists, residents-in-training and other healthcare professionals interested in the first 24 hours of critical care.


Register online or call 800.844.2305 to register for the November 4-5, 2013 Session


Course Objectives

  1. Prioritize assessment needs for the critically ill patient.
  2. Select appropriate diagnostic tests.
  3. Identify and respond to significant changes in the unstable patient.
  4. Recognize and initiate management of acute life-threatening conditions.
  5. Determine the need for expert consultation and/or patient transfer and prepare the practitioner for optimally accomplishing transfer.

Course Director: Michael Schwartz, MD, Medical Director Critical Care


Required Course Textbook

The Fundamental Critical Care Support course textbook, latest edition will be mailed to you along with other course materials (pre-test and confirmation letter) after your registration form and course fee is received.

We will not send attendee packets or the textbook until payment is received. Course materials can not be sent to a Post Office Box; we require a street address. Payment must be received by October 21, 2013.


Course Fees

Early Bird Rates effective until September 16, 2013

$500 - physician participant fee
$425 - residents, nurses, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and other     allied health care professionals

$550 - physician instructor fee
$475 - nurse/physicians assistant instructor fee

Cancellation must be received no less than 10 days before the start of the program to receive a refund minus a $75 processing fee (this includes the textbook).

If paying offline prior to the event, please print a copy of this registration page and mail to:

National Jewish Health
Attn: Professional Education, S700
1400 Jackson St.
Denver, CO  80206


Register online or call 800.844.2305 to register for the November 4-5, 2013 Session


Physician Instructor Requirements

  • Full SCCM membership
  • Successful completion of the provider and instructor components of the FCCS course
  • Specialty board certification/special/added qualifications or eligibility in critical care as applicable, OR
  • 50% of clinical practice in critical care as supported by a letter from the medical or intensive care director, attached to the instructor application

Learn more detailed information about the Instructor Requirements.

All fees include course textbook and materials. Please provide a street address for delivery of your course materials. We can not deliver to Post Office Boxes.

Payment by check or money order must be received by September 13, 2012 in order to hold your reservation and to get the course textbook delivered to you.


Accreditation and Designation Statements

National Jewish Health is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

National Jewish Health designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 16.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Nursing Accreditation

Nursing Continuing Education: National Jewish Health® is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 12724. This program is accredited for 21.3 Nursing Contact Hours.  Participant attendance throughout the entire conference is required to receive contact hours. 


Register online or call 800.844.2305 to register for the November 4-5, 2013 Session


Hotel Accommodations

Holiday Inn Select
455 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80246

Hotel Reservations: 303.388.5561
$95/night + tax*
Free shuttle to and from National Jewish Health is subject to availability and reservations are recommended.
* You must request the special National Jewish Health rates and it is on an availability basis.

Holiday Inn Denver East | Stapleton
3333 Quebec St., Denver, CO 80207

Phone: 303.321.3500
Fax: 303.322.7343
Complimentary Airport Shuttle to and from Denver International Airport
Just minutes from National Jewish Health
Free scheduled shuttle service to and from National Jewish Health
On-site restaurant
$84/night + tax*
*Ask for the National Jewish Health rate when calling.

Staybridge Suites | Denver-Cherry Creek

4220 E. Virginia Ave., Glendale, CO 80246

Hotel Front Desk: 303.321.5757
Hotel Fax: 303.321.1317
$97/night + tax for a studio*
$120/night + tax for a 1 bedroom*
$150/night + tax for a 2 bedroom*
*Be sure to ask for the National Jewish Health rate.

Marriott Courtyard | Denver-Cherry Creek
1475 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80222

Hotel Reservations: 303.757.8797
Hotel Fax: 303.758.0704
$99/night + tax*
Full-Service Hotel with On-Site Restaurant & Free Internet
*Be sure to ask for the National Jewish Health rate.

Find additional lodging options.


Register online or call 800.844.2305 to register for the November 4-5, 2013 Session


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Best Practice in Collaboration Award
The Office of Professional Education was awarded the 2012 Best Practice in Collaboration Award at the Colorado Alliance of Continuing Medical Education (CACME) Annual Meeting. Read more.