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Fundamental Critical Care Support: Surgical
Accredited Continuing Education

Online accredited continuing education (ACE) release date: 03/21/2022
ACE expiration date: 12/31/2024 
Estimated time for activity completion: 12.5 hours

Learning Objectives
  • Prioritize assessment needs for the critically ill surgical patient
  • Select appropriate diagnostic tests for the critically ill surgical patient
  • Identify and respond to significant changes in the unstable critically ill surgical patient
  • Recognize and initiate management of acute life-threatening conditions
Target Audience
  • Advanced Practice Nurse
  • In-Training Practitioners
  • Nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistant
  • Respiratory Care Practitioners
Type of Activity

This self-directed activity was prepared as a critical care review and will focus on increasing knowledge-based content. 

Credit Hours

Successful completion of this continuing medical education (CME) activity, which includes participation and a passing score of 70% (three attempts) on the posttest and completion of the overall evaluation, enables the participant to earn up to 12.5 credit hours.

Accreditation Statement: The Society of Critical Care Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement: The Society of Critical Care Medicine designates this enduring educational activity for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credit™. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit that they actually spent in the educational activity.

The Fundamentals Critical Care Support: Surgical activity has been approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider No. 8181, for up to 12.5 contact hours.  

A picture containing text, window, clipart, picture frameDescription automatically generatedPharmacists:
The Society of Critical Care Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This enduring educational activity provides up to 12.5 contact hours of continuing education credit.  


SCCM reports to a continuing pharmacy education (CPE) tracking service, CPE Monitor, which will authenticate and store data for completed CPE units received by pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. The tracking system will make CPE data for each participant available to the state boards of pharmacy where the participant is licensed or registered. After CPE units are processed by ACPE and the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP), pharmacists and pharmacy technicians will be able to log in to a comprehensive electronic profile to access information about their completed CPE. 

Physician Assistants:
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician Assistants may receive a maximum of 12.5 Category 1 credits for completing this activity.

Availability: On-Demand
Expires on Dec 31, 2024
Credit Offered:
12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit Credits
12.5 ACPE (Pharmacy) – Home Study Credits
12.5 CABN (Nursing) Credits
12.5 Certificate of Participation Credits


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