Fundamental Critical Care Support Course - Cancelled

Springfield, MA US
March 23, 2018 to March 30, 2018

Date & Location:

Friday, March 23 & Friday, March 30, 2018, Baystate Health Chestnut Conference Center

This is a two-day course addressing management principles for the first 24 hours of critical care presented as didactic lectures and case based skill stations. 

Topics Include:

Airway Management, Oxygenation, Acid-Base Disorders, Trauma and Burns, Cardiopulmonary and Cerebral Resuscitation, Shock, Coronary Syndromes, Critical Care in Pregnancy, Acute Respiratory Failure, Mechanical Ventilation, Ethics, Life-Threatening Infections, Special Considerations

**Registration fee is $400 for physicians and $300 for all others**

Target Audience

This course is designed for physicians, residents, advanced practice providers, nurses and respiratory therapists.

Learning Objectives

  • Prioritize assessment needs in critically ill patients.
  • Select appropriate diagnostic tests.
  • Identify and respond to physiologic changes.
  • Recognize and initiate management of acute life-threatening conditions.
  • Determine the need for expert consultation and/or patient transfer and prepare the practitioner for optimally accomplishing transfer.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 14.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 14.00 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 14.00 BCIPE Instructional Hours
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
03/23/2018 - 8:00am EDT
Event ends: 
03/30/2018 - 5:00pm EDT

Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS) Course Course Directors: Abigail Orenstein, MD; Bogdan Tiru, MD Site: Baystate Medical Center


Day 1


7:30 - 8:00

March 23, 2018


Registration / Breakfast

8:00 - 8:05

Welcome / FCCS overview

8:05 - 8:40

8:40 - 9:15

9:15 - 9:50

Assessment of the seriously ill patient

MechanicalVentilation I Airway Management

9:50 - 10:15


10:15 - 10:50

10:50 - 11:25

11:25 - 12:00

Mechanical Ventilation II

Diagnosis & Management of Acute Respiratory Failure Basic Trauma & Burn

12:00 - 13:00

Lunch / Introduction to Organ Donation

13:00 - 13:35

13:35 - 14:10

14:10 - 14:45

Acute Coronary Syndromes

Critical Care in Pregnancy

Diagnosis and Management of Shock

14:45 - 15:00


15:00 - 17:00

Skill Stations


Assessment of Critically ill Patient / sepsis scenario

Mechanical Ventilation I

Airway Management & Hypovolemic Shock




Day 2




March 30, 2018


7:30 – 8:00



8:00 – 8:35

8:35 – 9:10

9:10 – 9:45

Special Considerations

Electrolyte & Metabolic Disturbances

Monitoring of Blood Flow, Oxygenation and Acid Base Status

9:45 – 10:10


10:10 – 10:50

10:50 – 11:25

Life threatening Infections

Neurologic Support

11:25 – 12:00

Medical Ethics in Critical Care

12:00 – 13:00

Lunch / Pre-test Q & A session

13:00 – 15:00

Skill Stations


Mechanical Ventilation II Integrated Severe Sepsis Scenario

15:00- 15:15

15:15 – 17:00

Coffee Break

Post-Test and Evaluations

Baystate Medical Center
759 Chestnut Street
Chestnut Conference Room 3
Springfield, MA 01199
United States

Bogdan Tiru, MD
Course Director

Assistant Professor
University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate
Adult Intensivist
Baystate Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

Faculty Disclosure
The design and content of Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education ( CE ) activities support quality improvement in healthcare and provide fair and balanced views of therapeutic options.  Faculty or planner conflicts of interest are resolved before the educational activity.

None of the members of the faculty and planning committee for this education event have commercial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling or distributing health care goods and services consumed by, or used on, patients.

In support of improving patient care, Baystate Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.







Available Credit

  • 14.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 14.00 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 14.00 BCIPE Instructional Hours


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Registration Fees 

Physicians - $400

All others - $300   Use Code:  NonMD  






This course opens for enrollment on:Wed, 02/07/2018 - 12:00pm
In order to receive credit, the evaluation must be completed by:Sat, 03/31/2018 - 12:00pm

We appreciate your business and sincerely wish to meet your educational needs.  We understand that the schedule of a busy professional, like yourself, is subject to change.  Therefore, we have included information about our refund/cancellation policies for your convenience below.

If you must cancel, telephone Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education at 413-322-4242 and follow your call with a written/email request.  All cancellations will incur a $25.00 fee.  Please note that we cannot refund cancellations received less than two weeks (10 business days) before the program date.

Refund Policy:
Your refund, less a cancellation fee, will be processed within two (2) weeks from the date we receive the written notification.  For credit card refunds, please allow one to two (1-2) billing cycles for the credit to appear on your statement.

Specific Aids or Services:
Please call Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education at 413-322-4242 if, under the Americans with Disabilities Act, you require specific aids or services during your visit to this continuing education program.