2021 Virtual FCCS Course

Saturday, November 13th and Sunday, November 14th, 2021
10am–7pm PST

Management principles for the first 24 hours of critical care.
16 hours of Cat 1 CME and Certification of Completion 

Price: $400
Student Price: $150*
Students must be a graduate. They will not receive a certificate, but can join for the education.

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Course Info

  • There will be a Pre-test sent out one week before the course begins and must be taken before the class starts on Saturday, November 13th.
  • There will be a link to a E-Book, Fundamental Critical Care Support: Resource Limited sent out once you purchase registration to help you prepare for the course, pre-test and post-test.
  • There will be Post-test to be taken immediately after the course is over on Sunday, November 14th.  The test must be completed to receive your CME and certification of completion.
  • There will be online modules provided by SCCM with more opportunity to receive an additional 6.5 hours of CME if completed within one year of November 14th.

Course Purpose

  • 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.
  • To assist the non-intensivist in dealing with sudden deterioration of the critically ill patient.
  • To prepare house staff for ICU coverage.
  • To prepare critical care practitioners to deal with acute deterioration in the critically ill patient.

Course Objectives

  • Prioritize assessment needs for the critically ill patient
  • Identify and respond to significant changes in the unstable patient
  • Recognize and initiate management of acute life-threatening conditions

Course Topics

  • Assessment of the Seriously Ill Patient 
  • Diagnosis and Management Of Shock
  • Life Threatening Infections
  • Monitoring Blood Flow & Acid/Base Balance
  • Diagnosis & Management of Acute Respiratory Failure
  • Airway Management
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Trauma and Burn Management
  • Neurologic Support
  • Electrolyte and Metabolic Disturbances
  • Critical Care In Infants & Children
  • Critical Care In Pregnancy
  • Special Considerations
  • Acute Coronary Syndrome


Jon Van Horn, PA-C, MPAS
Jon Van Horn, PA-C, MPAS graduated from the US Army Interservice Physician Assistant Program (IPAP) in 2002. Since then he has worked in the General, Vascular, Pediatrics, and CardioThoracic surgical specialties. For the last 15 years he was worked in Trauma/Critical Care at a Legacy Emanuel Medical Center and Randall Children’s Hospital, a Level 1 trauma center located in Portland, Oregon. He has deployed with the US Army to Bosnia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and local flooding in Oregon. His passion is teaching, and has been conducting the FCCS program for AASPA since 2013. He has been married to his wife for 24 years, and has 3 adult sons.