Health Science

Course Details & Registration Information

Critical Care Transport
Available Classes
    Section Location Begin Date End Date Instructor Price Seats Available/Total Seats
231329 Online 07/13/2020 10/02/2020 C. Best $180.00 23/24
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
North Carolina Paramedics and Nurses seeking to function in the Critical Care Transport Environment (Ground or Flight)
The Critical Care Emergency Medical Transport Program is designed to prepare paramedics and nurses to function as members of a critical care transport team. Critical patients that must be transported between facilities require a different level of care from hospital or emergency field patients. Participants will gain an understanding of the special needs of critical patients during transport, become familiar with the purpose and mechanisms of hospital procedures and equipment, and develop the skills to maintain the stability of hospital equipment and procedures during transport.
Course Objectives
  1. Describe the concepts and components of critical care transport.
  2. Manage the special needs of critical patients; apply critical care procedures; and operate critical care equipment.
  3. Apply essential legal principles and medical-legal aspects of critical care transport.
  4. Correctly interpret laboratory data when applied to case scenarios.
  5. Define and relate appropriate treatment for shock, multi-system organ failure, and communicable diseases within the specific scope of practice.
  6. Correctly diagnose and relate appropriate treatment for complications of respiratory emergencies.
  7. The ability to use critical thinking skills to assess and treat patients in emergency settings.
Outline of Instruction
  1. Preparatory
    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
  2. Airway Management
    Basic & advanced airway management, oxygenation & ventilation, RSI
  3. Respiratory
    Acute & chronic conditions, assessment, acid-base balance, ABG interpretation, capnography & ventilator management
  4. Cardiovascular
    Cardiac pathophysiology, acute coronary syndromes, cardiogenic shock, vascular emergencies, pacemakers, invasive hemodynamic monitoring, Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump theory & transport, VADs, 12 lead ECG interpretation
  5. Neurological
    Medical & trauma neurological emergencies, CVAs, spinal trauma, head trauma, neurogenic shock states, ICP monitoring
  6. Pediatric
    Assessment, respiratory emergencies, cardiac emergencies, neurologic emergencies, metabolic emergencies, trauma emergencies, special needs children
  7. Toxicology
    Toxic exposures, poisonings, overdoses, envenomations, anaphylactic shock, infectious diseases
  8. OB/GYN & GU
    Obstetrical emergencies, trauma in pregnancy, renal disorders, reproductive system disorders, fetal assessment, HELLP syndrome
  9. Medical
    Septic shock, hypertensive emergencies, environmental emergencies, coagulopathies, endocrine emergencies, Lab value interpretation
  10. Neonatal
    Management & delivery of the full-term or pre-term newborn, delivery complications, NRP & PALS
  11. Trauma
    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
  12. Radiographic Interpretation
    Wherever appropriate, the above education should include information regarding radiographic findings, pertinent laboratory and bedside testing, and pharmacological interventions.
Contact Hours
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
International Board of Specialty Certification (IBSC)
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Certification Learning Outcomes/Requirements
  1. Eligible to test for Certified Flight Paramedic (FP-C)
  2. Eligible to test for Certified Critical Care Paramedic (CCP-C)
CE to CU Articulation
Text and Supplies Needed
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
No Special Requirements
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 90% or above
  2. Participation
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
Intended Audience
North Carolina Paramedics and Nurses seeking to function in the Critical Care Transport Environment (Ground or Flight)
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
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Course Contact Information
Shelia Weathersbee