Fundamentals of Critical Care Support - Surgical October 16 & 17, 2024

Danville, PA US
October 16, 2024 to October 17, 2024
This is a live, in-person educational activity. 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.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for all healthcare providers who participated in patient care at all levels where there is a possibility of patient’s clinical status worsening acutely of presenting with serious illness, such as physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists and respiratory therapists. Other learner groups such as paramedics and or prehospital responders would also benefit from this education. 

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this course, the participant should be able to:

  • recognize early signs and symptoms of critical illness
  • identify adverse events and drug interactions from anesthetics in postoperative period
  • discuss indications and techniques for noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NPPV)
  • prioritize appropriate treatment and management of a surgical emergency
  • identify patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS)
Refund Policy
A full refund will be given for any cancellations received up to one week prior to the course.  No refunds for no-shows. 
 
Course Cancellation Policy
In the unusual circumstance that this course is cancelled, you will be called and/or emailed, and any tuition fees received would be refunded in full.  Geisinger is not responsible for any airfare, hotel or other costs incurred.
 
Attendance
Your attendance will be recorded within three to four days of the conclusion of the activity on your continuing education transcript.  

    Additional Information

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    Course summary
    Available credit: 
    • 12.50 AAPA Category I CME
    • 12.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
    • 12.50 ANCC
    • 12.50 Approved for AMA Credit
    • 12.50 Contact Hours
    Course opens: 
    11/09/2023
    Course expires: 
    10/30/2024
    Event starts: 
    10/16/2024 - 7:30am EDT
    Event ends: 
    10/17/2024 - 4:15pm EDT
    Cost:
    $350.00
    Rating: 
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    DAY 1

    SIMULATION LAB-

    7:30 am 

    Registration/Continental Breakfast

    8:00 am 

    Welcome and Course Introduction

    8:15 am 

    Approach to the surgical patient, part 1: Overview of the care of the critically ill patient

    9:00 am 

    Approach to the surgical patient, part 2: Surgical emergencies

    9:30 am 

    Diagnosis and management of acute respiratory failure

    10:00 am 

    Break

    10:15 am 

    Mechanical ventilation 1                                                           

    10:45 am

    Skill Station: Assessment of the critically ill post operative patient

    Skill station: Mechanical vent 1

    11:30 am

    Switch skills

    12:15 pm

    LUNCH

    1245 pm

    Mechanical Ventilation 2

    1:15 pm

    Monitoring of oxygen balance and acid base status

    1:45 pm 

    Break

    2:00 pm 

    2:30 pm 

     

    Diagnosis and management of shock

    Skill station: Mechanical vent 2

    Skill Station: Hypotension after abdominal operation

    3:15 pm 

    Switch skill stations

    4:00 pm

    Day 1 Wrap-up-questions about uncovered chapters

     Day 2

    SIMULATION LAB- SKILL STATION

    7:30 am 

    Questions about uncovered chapters

    8:00 am 

    Neurosurgical ICU

    8:30 am 

    Abdominal surgical emergencies: Part 1

    9:00 am 

    Abdominal surgical emergencies: Part 2

    9:30 am 

    BREAK

    9:45 am 

    Surgical airway emergencies

    10:15 am 

    Basic Trauma and Burn Support

    10:45 am 

    Skill Station: ICU care for multisystem trauma patient

    Skill Station: Integrated abdominal sepsis

    11:30 am 

    Switch skills

    12:15 pm

    Lunch

    12:45 pm 

    Cardiovascular Surgical Emergencies

    1:15 pm 

    Management of special population

    1:45 pm

    Surgical soft tissue complications and urgencies

    215 pm

    Skill station: Technical review-dislodged trach, chest tube function, EVD, bladder pressure

    2:45 pm

    Course Wrap up and Post Test

    Geisinger Education and Medical Simulation (GEMS) Center
    100 North Academy Ave.
    Danville, PA 17822
    United States

    The GEMS Center in located on the west end of the Geisinger Medical Center campus in Danville, Pa., and is housed in two separate buildings:

    The GEMS Simulation Center is in the former Interim Lab Building (ILB). It is a small yellow brick building directly to the left of the annex. It contains three high-fidelity simulation rooms with attached control/observation rooms and a combination thirty-person classroom/task training room.

    Activity Director
    Mary Jane Reed, MD, FACS, FCCM 
    Associate, Critical Care Medicine
    Associate, General Surgery
    Geisinger

     

    Accreditation 

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

     

     

    Credit Designation 

    Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the educational activity. 

    Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine designates this live activity for 12.5 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the educational activity. 

    Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria.  This activity is designated for 12.5 AAPA Category 1 CME credits.  PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

     

    Disclosure Policy 

    Faculty and all others who have the ability to control the content of continuing education activity sponsored by Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine must disclose to the program audience whether they do or do not have any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest or other relationships related to the content of their presentation(s). 

     

    Available Credit

    • 12.50 AAPA Category I CME
    • 12.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
    • 12.50 ANCC
    • 12.50 Approved for AMA Credit
    • 12.50 Contact Hours

    Price

    Cost:
    $350.00
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