May 2-5, 2016

University of Minnesota Simulation Center
Minneapolis, MN

University of Minnesota Center for Excellence in Critical Care

University of Minnesota


  • Melissa Brunsvold, MD, University of Minnesota
  • Craig Weinert, MD, University of Minnesota

The critical care team is crucial to improved patient care and outcomes in the intensive care unit. Join other hospitalists who care for the critically ill patient in this four day immersion into the Intensive Care Unit. Combine the Society of Critical Care Medicine's Fundamentals of Critical Care Support (FCCS) course with rounding in the University of Minnesota Intensive Care units, case studies, didactic instruction and simulation of basic procedures unique to the Intensive Care Unit.

This course is ideal for hospitalists, critical care pharmacists, critical care nurses and allied health professionals working in an intensive care unit.

Following this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Identify the immediate needs of the critically ill patient
  • Describe standardized protocols for common issues in the critically ill patient
  • Review new evidence-based practices in the critically ill patient
  • Recognize early signs of a deteriorating patient
  • Review ventilator management guidelines
  • Describe the role of the critical care team in the care of the critically ill patient
  • Discuss the role of the family in decision-making in the care of the critically ill patient

The preliminary agenda (PDF) is available. The final agenda will be available approximately one week prior to the course.


The University of Minnesota is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

American Medical Association (AMA) Credit Designation Statement
The University of Minnesota designates this live activity for a maximum of 27.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Health Care Professionals
Other health care professionals who participate in this CME activity may submit their Statements of Participation to their appropriate accrediting organizations or state boards for consideration of credit. The participant is responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.

University of Minnesota Simulation Center
Phillips-Wangensteen Building B-193
516 Delaware Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: 612-625-0078
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Register by April 18, 2016 to take advantage of our Early Registration Discount! (Published fees reflect discount.)

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You may choose one of the following methods to register for this conference:

Register online with Visa, MasterCard, or American Express by selecting Add to Cart in the Enroll Now section on the right side of this page. In order to protect your credit card information, the Office of Continuing Professional Development (OCPD) does not accept credit card payments by phone, fax, mail, in person, or on-site.

By Mail
Mail your check (payable to the Regents of the University of Minnesota) with the registration form to: Office of Continuing Professional Development, University of Minnesota Medical School, MMC 293, Mayo Memorial Building Room G-254, 420 Delaware Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455.

On-site registrants may pay by check or cash. Credit cards cannot be accepted on site.

Special needs such as dietary restrictions, lactation room, etc. should be indicated in advance; requests cannot always be honored on site.

Note: Participants are not considered registered until registrant information and payment have been received by our office.

The Foundations of Critical Care Support textbook will be sent out to participants prior to the start of the course. Classroom handouts will be provided as needed.

In the event you need to cancel your registration, the registration fee, less a $50 administrative fee, will be refunded if you notify us by 4:30 p.m. Central Time on April 20, 2016. No refunds will be made after this date.

If you have any questions, please contact our office by telephone at 612-626-7600 or 1-800-776-8636, or by e-mail at cme@umn.edu.

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