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2021 AASPA Fundamental Critical Care Support Virtual Course

2021 AASPA Fundamental Critical Care Support Virtual Course

Saturday, June 5, 2021
to Sunday, June 6, 2021
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Virtual FCCS Course
Management principles for the first 24 hours of critical care.
16 hours of Cat 1 CME and Certification of 
Two-day course: Saturday, June 5th and Sunday, June 6th — 8am-5pm PST / 10am–7pm CST each day

Price: $400
Student Price: $150*

*Students must be a graduate. They will not receive a certificate but can join for the education.

Course Purpose
• There will be a Pre-test sent out one week before the course begins and must be taken before the class starts on Saturday, June 5th.
• 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, June 6th.  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 June 5th.

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 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.

Pauline Boyce has been a paramedic since 1999 and graduated PA school at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in 2008.  Most of her clinical practice has been in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Medicine.  She started working as an Emergency Medicine PA for St Joseph Hospital in Nashua, NH in 2009 then transitioned to Critical Care Medicine at Maine Medical Center in 2014.  Most of her clinical time has been spent in the Neuro ICU at the tertiary care center in Portland, ME but she continues to work per diem in the ICU and ED of the community hospital in Nashua.  She enjoys teaching and regularly teaches continuing education courses, including ACLS, PALS, NRP and the Difficult Airway Course:EMS.  Outside of work, she enjoys being outdoors, kayaking, hiking, SCUBA diving and spending time playing with her dogs.

Angela Leclerc, MSPA, PA-C graduated from the University of New England’s PA program in 2005 and is the program manager for the Critical Care APP program at Maine Medical Center in Portland, ME as well as the president of the Maine Association of Physician Assistants. She has practiced in hospital medicine and critical care for 16 years with the last eight years focused in surgical and neuro critical care. Her career interests include research and academia. Angela lives in the Portland Maine area with her husband and two children. She enjoys exploring the Maine ocean in their boat, the mountains for hiking and is an avid runner.

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