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Title: Fundamental Critical Care Support Course (2 days)
Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2013    Add to Calendar
Time: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Address: Inova Fairfax Hospital
3300 Gallows Road
Falls Church, VA 22042
Map & Directions
Contact Name: Priscilla Jang
Contact Phone: (703) 776-3958
Contact Email:

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Cricital Care MedicineAbout this course

A two-day comprehensive course addressing fundamental management principles for the initial care of critically ill patients.

CME logoThe purpose of the course is to introduce principles important in the initial care of critically ill/injured patients to physicians, physicians-in-training, nurses and other allied healthcare providers who may or may not be skilled in critical care but who must care for such patients during the early stabilization and in anticipation of the arrival of an intensivist, specialist or pending transfer of a patient to a tertiary center.



Agenda Day 1, November 12, 2013
7:15am - 7:30am   Welcome/FCCS Overview Joanne Ondrush, MD

7:30 am - 8:00am   Pre– Test

8:00am - 8:30am   Recognition and Assessment of the Seriously Ill Patient Joanne Ondrush, MD

8:30am - 9:00am   Airway Management Christine Cleaves, CRNA, NP

9:00am - 9:30am   Cardiopulmonary/Cerebral Resuscitation Dan Dinescu, MD

9:30am - 10:00am   Diagnosis and Management of Acute Respiratory Failure Jason Vourlekis, MD

10:00am - 10:15am   Break

10:15 am - 11:00am  Mechanical Ventilation Part I and II Nitin Puri, MD

11:00am - 11:30am   Monitoring Blood Flow, Oxygenation and Acid-Base Status Osman Malik, MD

11:30am - 12:00pm   Diagnosis and Management of Shock Hussain Dhanani, MD

12:00pm - 12:45pm   Lunch

12:45 pm - 4:30 pm   Skill Stations (45min)
  • Airway Management Christine Cleaves, CRNA, NP
  • Non-invasive Positive Pressure Ventilation Hussain, Dhanani, MD
  • Mechanical Ventilation A Svet Djurkovic, MD
  • Mechanical Ventilation B Nitin Puri, MD
  • Shock Joanne Ondrush, MD 
Agenda Day 2, November 13, 2013

8:00am - 8:30am   Neurologic Support Hussain Dhanani, MD

8:30am - 9:15am   Basic Trauma and Burn Support Khalid Basiouny, MD

9:15am– 9:45am   Acute Coronary Syndromes Madhu Ramaswamy, MD

9:45 am - 10:15am   Life Threatening Infections: Diagnosis and Antibiotic Selection Svet Djurkovic, MD

10:15am - 10:30am   Break

10:30am - 11:00am   Management of Life Threatening Electrolyte and Metabolic Disturbances Nitin Puri, MD

11:00am - 11:30am   Special Considerations Svet Djurkovic, MD

11:30am - 12:00pm   Critical Care in Pregnancy Joanne Ondrush, MD

12:00pm - 1:00pm   Lunch

1:00pm - 4:00pm   Skill Stations
  • Mechanical Ventilation C Hussain Dhanani, MD
  • Recognition and Assessment of the Seriously Ill Patient Madhu Ramaswamy, MD
  • Vascular Access Nitin Puri, MD
  • Trauma and Burn Support Khalid Basiouny, MD

4:00pm - 5:00pm   Post Test and Course


Course Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to:
  • Prioritize assessment needs for the critically ill patient.
  • Select appropriate diagnostic tests
  • Identify and respond to significant changes in the unstable patient.
  • Recognize and initiate the management of acute life-threatening conditions.
  • Recognize the need for patient transfer and prepare the practitioners for optimally accomplishing the transfer.

Target Audience

This course is intended for healthcare professionals; hospitalists, internal medicine physicians, emergency medicine physicians, critical care physicians, neurologists, medical residents/fellows, medical students, physician extenders, nurses and allied health professionals.


Accreditation Statement

The Inova Office of Continuing Medical Education is accredited by the Medical Society of Virginia to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


  • Students/Fellows/Residents - $150
  • Nurses/Physician extenders/Allied health professionals - $200
  • Physicians - $400

Credit Designation

The Office of Continuing Medical Education for Inova Health System designates this live RSS for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians may claim up to 15 credits in Type 1 CME on the Virginia Board of Medicine Continued Competency and Assessment Form required for renewal of an active medical license in Virginia. For those eligible, CEs availabe upon completion of course.

Date & Time

Tuesday - Wednesday, November 12 – 13, 2013
Classes will be held 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. composed of half day lecture followed by case based skill stations in the simulation lab.


Inova Fairfax Medical Campus, Claude Moore Building (VCU Class Room and Simulation Lab).

Hotel and Travel Information

Area Airports
  • Washington DC / Reagan National Airport - DCA (12 miles)
  • Washington DC / Dulles - IAD (20 miles)
  • Baltimore Washington International / Marshall Airport - BWI (50 miles)

Hotel Reservations
Hotel accommodations can be reserved at the Fairview Park Marriott located at 3111 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church, VA 22042. Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly at 703-849-9400, or online at wasfp-fairview-park-marriott/

Complimentary parking is available for all attendees in the Gray parking lot. Inova employees are asked to use the employee parking lot.