Course Details & Registration Information
- Describe the concepts and components of critical care transport.
- Manage the special needs of critical patients; apply critical care procedures; and operate critical care equipment.
- Apply essential legal principles and medical-legal aspects of critical care transport.
- Correctly interpret laboratory data when applied to case scenarios.
- Define and relate appropriate treatment for shock, multi-system organ failure, and communicable diseases within the specific scope of practice.
- Correctly diagnose and relate appropriate treatment for complications of respiratory emergencies.
- The ability to use critical thinking skills to assess and treat patients in emergency settings.
History & Philosophy of Transport', 'indications for critical care transport, review of the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS), Air Medical outcome research, aircraft fundamentals, safety & survival, flight physiology, stress management, 'Transport vehicle safety
- Airway Management
Basic & advanced airway management, oxygenation & ventilation, RSI
Acute & chronic conditions, assessment, acid-base balance, ABG interpretation, capnography & ventilator management
Cardiac pathophysiology, acute coronary syndromes, cardiogenic shock, vascular emergencies, pacemakers, invasive hemodynamic monitoring, Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump theory & transport, VADs, 12 lead ECG interpretation
Medical & trauma neurological emergencies, CVAs, spinal trauma, head trauma, neurogenic shock states, ICP monitoring
Assessment, respiratory emergencies, cardiac emergencies, neurologic emergencies, metabolic emergencies, trauma emergencies, special needs children
Toxic exposures, poisonings, overdoses, envenomations, anaphylactic shock, infectious diseases
- OB/GYN & GU
Obstetrical emergencies, trauma in pregnancy, renal disorders, reproductive system disorders, fetal assessment, HELLP syndrome
Septic shock, hypertensive emergencies, environmental emergencies, coagulopathies, endocrine emergencies, Lab value interpretation
Management & delivery of the full-term or pre-term newborn, delivery complications, NRP & PALS
Trauma assessment, adult thoracic & abdominal trauma, vascular trauma, musculoskeletal trauma, burns, ocular trauma, maxillofacial trauma, penetrating & blunt trauma, distributive & hypovolemic shock states, Trauma Systems & Trauma Scoring, Kinematics of trauma & injury patterns
- Radiographic Interpretation
Wherever appropriate, the above education should include information regarding radiographic findings, pertinent laboratory and bedside testing, and pharmacological interventions.
- Eligible to test for Certified Flight Paramedic (FP-C)
- Eligible to test for Certified Critical Care Paramedic (CCP-C)
- Attendance 90% or above