FCCS Textbook

The FCCS textbook is an integral part of the FCCS syllabus. Created under the supervision of the SCCM by a multi-disciplinary international team dedicated to teaching effective critical care, made up of healthcare professionals from fields such as anaesthesiology, emergency care, nursing, paediatric medicine and surgery, the FCCS textbook covers:

  • Recognition and evaluation of critically ill patients
  • Respiratory tract management
  • Cardiopulmonary/cerebral resuscitation
  • Diagnosing and treating acute respiratory failure
  • Assisted breathing
  • Monitoring blood flow, oxygen levels and acid base balance
  • Diagnosing and treating shock
  • Neurological support
  • Basic trauma and burns
  • Acute coronary syndromes
  • Life-threatening infections: diagnosis and selection of the best antimicrobial therapy
  • Management of life-threatening electrolytic and metabolic disorders
  • Special considerations with critical patients
  • Critical care in pregnancy
  • Ethics in critical care medicine
  • Basics of critical care in infants and children

Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS) - 7th Edition eBook

Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS) is designed to build and reinforce the skills needed by healthcare professionals to identify, assess, and manage critically ill or injured patients for the first 24 hours or until appropriate critical care consultation can be arranged.

The seventh edition eBook focuses on the evaluation, early recognition, and basic management of critically ill patients using core management strategies and evidence-based concepts.

New content includes:

  • Discussion of hematologic and oncologic considerations
  • Postoperative management of surgical patients including those with pancreatitis, gastrointestinal bleeding, and abdominal compartment syndrome
  • Updated content on fluid response, infection management, hemostatic resuscitation, tourniquets in extremity hemorrhage, and emergency airway algorithms
  • Case scenarios to help guide the reader through learning objectives and emphasize important concepts

FCCS, Seventh Edition, is a comprehensive educational resource that equips healthcare professionals with the tools they need to provide bedside care for patients who are or may become critically ill.