FCCS: Obstetrics Consultant, Instructor, and Director Criteria

​Fundamental Critical Care Support: Obstetrics (FCCS: OB) is delivered by licensing institutions through the work of qualified consultants, instructors, and directors. Each of the educational roles has specific responsibilities and eligibility requirements. It is strongly suggested that each FCCS: OB course include at least one instructor who is a qualified obstetrician/gynecologist or maternal/fetal medicine physician.

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 Consultant

 
At this time, FCCS consultants will serve in the same capacity for FCCS: OB courses. The responsibilities and eligibility criteria are listed below.

Responsibilities

The course consultant is considered an expert in both critical care practice and the FCCS program and has a duty to be very familiar with all aspects of the course and its administration. Responsibilities of the course consultant are to:
  • Offer mentorship and guidance to first-time course directors and coordinators through weekly, biweekly, or monthly phone conferences.
  • Attend at least one day of a first-time FCCS: OB course (upon invitation).
  • Assess the abilities and skills of first-time course directors to determine whether they should be permitted to manage further courses without consultant supervision.
  • Debrief with the course director and course coordinator after the first or second day of the course. This debriefing will serve to finalize the relationship; evaluate the course; and discuss issues, concerns, and problems.
  • After attending a course, immediately complete the course consultant site evaluation form to assess the process, venue, instructor attitudes, and adherence to SCCM goals, quality, and purpose. The evaluation is a measure of the suitability of the site and personnel to offer approved courses.
FCCS Consultant Eligibility

The criteria for FCCS consultant status requires that the applicant:
  • Be an SCCM-approved FCCS director in good standing, and
  • Have taught/directed at least two approved FCCS courses during the two previous years.
In addition, applicants are required to:​
  • Submit the FCCS consultant application via the online form, and
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from a current FCCS consultant.​


 

 Instructor

 
​Responsibilities
  • Maintain certification, special/added qualifications, or practice ratio in critical care;
  • Be proficient in FCCS: Obstetrics content (specific lecture as assigned);​
  • Teach one or more FCCS: Obstetrics lectures and/or skill stations;
  • Meet with course director to review content to be covered before course date; and
  • Assist course coordinator as needed.
Eligibility

The criteria for FCCS instructor status requires that the applicant:
  • Be a current, approved FCCS instructor; and
  • Have successfully completed an FCCS: OB course.
In addition, applicants are required to:
  • Submit the FCCS: OB instructor application via the online form.
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 Director

 
At this time, FCCS directors will serve in the same capacity for FCCS: OB courses. The responsibilities and eligibility criteria are listed below.

Responsibilities

The course director, with the assistance of the course coordinator, has the responsibility for planning, organizing, and conducting the FCCS: OB course. Responsibilities of the course director are to:​
  • Maintain certification, special/added qualifications, or practice ratio in critical care;
  • Apply to hold courses in their area or hospital;
  • Select faculty and organizing course logistics (e.g., equipment, participant registration, course resources, CE/CME);
  • Provide mentorship and guidance to instructors and coordinators;
  • Assure that FCCS course(s) is/are consistent with the goals, objectives, and vision of SCCM; and
  • Teach/direct at least one approved FCCS course every two years.
FCCS Director Eligibility

The criteria for FCCS director status requires that the applicant:
  • Be an SCCM-approved FCCS instructor in good standing;
  • Have taught in at least two approved FCCS courses during the two previous years;
  • Serve as course director, with the mentorship of an FCCS consultant, for at least one approved FCCS course; and
  • Submit a completed FCCS director application and letter of recommendation from an FCCS consultant to direct courses independently.
In addition, applicants are required to:
  • Submit the FCCS director application via the online form; and
  • Submit an FCCS director letter of recommendation, completed by a current FCCS consultant.