48-Hour Critical Care Transport Review Program

Critical Care Transport

Critical Care Transport Review Program for certification and critical care CEUs. Our courses are:

  • 48-hr program accredited by CAPCE and the International Board for Speciality Certification and accepted by the National Registry as an F5 VILT course
  • Approved by the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) for CCEMT-P® CEUs to maintain critical care credentials
  • Taught in a live, online format by experts in the field of critical care transport medicine
  • Designed for interactive engagement at all levels
  • Approved for FP-C® and CCP-C® certification exam
  • Available for nurses to use this program as a review course for critical care certification for CEN & CFRN.

Critical Care Transport

48-hour Review

The program has 24 2-hour live instructors modules and covers areas of critical care transport.

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Courses

48-Hour Critical Care Transport Review Program
Advanced Airway Management

Credit Hours (CEUs): 2

There is no more important or controversial skill associated with prehospital care than airway management. Ensuring the adequacy of ventilation and oxygenation in critically ill patients is one of the primary treatment goals of the Critical Care Paramedic. This course will provide a thorough understanding of respiratory functions and assessment of the critical ill patient.

Aircraft Fundamentals & Flight Physiology

Credit Hours (CEUs): 2

The Paramedic may work in the aircraft environment as a part of the course of his or her duties. Some may be permanently assigned to an aircraft, whereas other may rotate on to aircraft as part of their staffing assignments. In this course, the Paramedic will review and discuss operations while working in and around rotor-wing (helicopter) and fixed-wing (airplane) aircraft.

Burn Trauma

Credit Hours (CEUs): 2

According to the American Burn Association there are approximately 1 million burn injuries in the United States every year. Given that complications of burns may develop during the transport of the burn patient, the Critical Care Paramedic must ensure that adequate resuscitation and stabilization continue during transport. This course will review the Anatomy and Physiological responses of the burn patient as well as review the knowledge needed to understand common complications and the timing of the treatment provided by the Critical Care Paramedic for a safe and effective transport of the critical burn patient.

Care of the Trauma Patient

Credit Hours (CEUs): 2

Trauma poses a significant threat to life. Since the time EMS began to evolve in the 1960s, more emphasis has been placed on rapidly identifying injuries and transporting patients to an appropriate trauma center for definitive care. This course will explore the ability of the CCTP to appropriately care for trauma patients en route will help to decrease the incidence of morbidity and mortality related to their injuries.

Critical Care Pharmacology

Credit Hours (CEUs): 2

Modern health care and modern society are heavily dependent on medication for the management of illness and the alleviation of medical conditions or symptoms. Pharmacology plays a significant role in prehospital and critical care medicine and is often an essential component of patient care and transport. This course will discuss and review the practice of transporting critical care patients requires an enhanced understanding of all aspects of pharmacology in order to provide optimal patient care with- out causing further patient injury or death.

Electrophysiology, Cardiac Devices, and Transport

Credit Hours (CEUs): 2

On a routine basis, Paramedics encounter patients with cardiac arrhythmias and, when providing care, must be familiar with the various cardiac devices used to diagnose and treat such disorders. This course will review and discuss the interpretation and monitoring of the 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG)—including the understanding of the process behind the ECG changes and how they are depicted on the ECG monitor or printout—are key skills for the Critical Care Paramedic.

Endocrine Emergencies in Critical Care Transport

Credit Hours (CEUs): 2

This course will review disorders that involve the endocrine system and treatments that the Critical Care Paramedic must be familiar with in a transport setting.

Environmental Emergencies

Credit Hours (CEUs): 2

As a Critical Care Paramedic, you will often be involved with patients with environmental emergencies during the critical care transport between facilities. This course will cover the challenges the Critical Care Paramedic will face with patient who have had environmental exposures in unexpected conditions. This course will also review the ways the Critical Care Paramedic can provide care that will provide the patient the most optimal chance for recovery.

Gastrointestinal and Genitourinary Emergencies

Credit Hours (CEUs): 2

Homeostasis depends on a number of metabolic processes that involve the gastrointestinal (GI) and genitourinary (GU) systems. Unfortunately, these processes can be the target of a number of pathologies causing a range of complications, such as malnourishment, pain, and shock. These conditions require a thorough assessment and diagnosis followed by appropriate management—a process that is inherently difficultbecausethesignsandsymptomsthataccompanyabdominalconditionsmaybeobscure. In this course, a detailed understanding of related anatomy and physiology is reviewed with the Critical Care Paramedic to successfully manage a patient with a GI/GU condition during transport, along with any complications that may arise.

Infectious & Communicable Diseases

Credit Hours (CEUs): 2

The Critical Care Paramedic must be keenly aware of their risk of exposure to a multitude of infectious agents in the course of transporting patients. Patients, health care workers, and members of the community are at risk for contracting infectious diseases from their interactions with one another. Infectious agents are found in body fluids, on solid surfaces, and in the air. Transmission can occur directly from either a symptomatic or asymptomatic carrier, indirectly from contact with a fomite (e.g., contaminated fluids or equipment), or from inoculation by a vector (e.g., exchange of a pathogen via an animal or insect bite or sting). This course will discuss and review the exposure potential as well as the different routes of exposure that exist.

Intra-aortic Balloon Pump Therapy

Credit Hours (CEUs): 2

Intensive cardiac care requires special technical knowledge and skills, especially for the transport of patients receiving intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) therapy, in which a balloon connected to a pump via a catheter has been inserted into the aorta to provide temporary assistance to a failing heart. Although the transport of the patient during IABP therapy is a daunting task for trained transport professionals, with proper study and education, the Critical Care Paramedic can obtain the knowledge and skill necessary to feel more comfortable in this situation. It is important to note, that IABP therapy is a highly advanced skill. This course discusses maintaining IABP therapy, recognizing and correcting problems, and performing emergency procedures for IABP failure and is not intended to be all inclusive in regard to IABP therapy.

Introduction to Critical Care

Credit Hours (CEUs): 2

Critical care transport is at the forefront of the ever-changing world of modern health care. Driven by cost containment, insurers, clinical advancements, new regulations, and a continual shift toward specialty centers, the field of critical care transport will continue to grow exponentially. Transports once managed exclusively by physicians and nurses now include EMTs and paramedics. This expansion of EMS providers into critical care transport brings with it a pressing need for formal education and clinical preparation in the multifaceted and complex area of critical care transport. This course will aid all providers in bridging the gap from their respective educational foundations to the level of critical care transport professional (CCTP).

Laboratory Analysis and Diagnostic Studies

Credit Hours (CEUs): 2

The Critical Care Paramedic is often responsible for patients who have undergone a battery of tests and have had examinations performed at the referring facility. These laboratory tests (sometimes called “labs”) can be very useful in determining the seriousness of the patient’s condition or aiding in anticipation of potential problems while en-route. The Paramedic must be comfortable with not only the normal ranges for each lab value, but also the associated physiologic meaning of the test. Today’s health care environment mandates a thoughtful and evidence-based approach to ordering tests, especially laboratory work. In this course, the Paramedic will review laboratory analysis and discuss the many purposes they serve in the critical care transport environment. the Paramedic must be comfortable with not only the normal ranges for each lab value, but also the associated physiologic meaning of the test. Today’s health care environment mandates a thoughtful and evidence-based approach to ordering tests, especially laboratory work.

Medical Legal in Critical Care Transport

Credit Hours (CEUs): 2

Legal considerations area constant consideration in transport medicine. One way for caregivers to reduce their level of concern about legal action is to give diligent attention to the various elements contributing to the quality of care they provide: skills maintenance, continuing education, protocol familiarity and compliance, and inter- personal communications, among others. This course will review general legal principles and specific laws that affect the Critical Care Paramedic.

Neonatal Emergencies During Transport Part I

Credit Hours (CEUs): 2

Care of a newborn or neonate must be tailored to meet the unique needs of this population. This course reviews challenges that the Critical Care Paramedic may face when transporting a neonate, including recognizing anatomic differences in a neonate, understanding the physiologic changes that occur in a newborn during transition from fetal circulation after birth, thermoregulation, and the special needs of infants delivered prematurely or births complicated by other factors.

Neonatal Emergencies - Stabilization of the Neonate

Credit Hours (CEUs): 2

Because both short and long-term outcomes in neonates have been linked to initial stabilization efforts, it is imperative that the Critical Care Paramedic anticipate problems with neonates, are knowledgeable about how to deal with them, have the appropriate resuscitation equipment readily available, and carefully consider the neonate’s ultimate transport plan. This course looks at the neonatal critical care patient in a transport setting.

Neurologic Emergencies for the CCT Paramedic

Credit Hours (CEUs): 2

Critical care patient with neurologic complications present a variety of assessment and management challenges during transport for the critical care professional. The Critical Care Paramedic will find that an understanding of the underlying principles of neurologic structure, function, and dysfunction will provide the basis for critical care management.

Obstetrics & Gynecologic Emergencies

Credit Hours (CEUs): 2

Critical Care Paramedics face many challenges when treating female patients, especially if the patients are pregnant. Patient management is difficult when there are competing concerns for the woman and the fetus, physiologic changes induced by pregnancy, and the presence of potential life-threatening pathologic conditions. This course provides an overview of the physiologic changes in pregnancy and describes specific emergency conditions associated with pregnancy and postpartum care. Knowledge of the anatomic and physiologic changes that occur during pregnancy is essential to provide effective care to obstetric patients.

Patient Assessment for the Critical Care Paramedic

Credit Hours (CEUs): 2

Assessment of critical care patients presents unique challenges and, at times, dilemmas. During these transports, patients with complex medical conditions are removed from the security of the intensive care unit, which may destabilize their condition. In this course, the CCT Paramedic will review and discuss a balanced approach to assessment and treatment, applied in the light of modern critical care techniques, produces an effective blend of field and in-hospital principles.

Shock, Sepsis, and MSODS

Credit Hours (CEUs): 2

Shock, Sepsis, and Multiple System Organ Dysfunction Syndrome (MSODS) are complex disorders that affect the body in multifaceted dimensions. As unique as each of these are, they share a common denominator—a breakdown in oxygen supply and demand. When oxygen delivery to the cells is compromised, cells are damaged. A cascade of unfortunate events begins with localized tissue damage and may eventually progress to organ failure and death. Before jumping into the pathophysiology of shock, sepsis, and MODS, it is imperative for the Paramedic to grasp the basic physiology of how the cell and the microcirculation function. After all, the cell and the microcirculation are the first to experience the insult of inadequate oxygen supply.

Special Considerations for the Pediatric Patient Part I

Credit Hours (CEUs): 2

Most Paramedics experience some discomfort when caring for children who are in distress, primarily because of the limited experience that they may have with this population. This course addresses some of the special considerations that will enhance the Critical Care Paramedic’s effectiveness in caring for ill or injured children in the critical care transport environment. We will discuss the special needs of children, the most common reasons for pediatric critical care transport, and critical care transport management for pediatric emergencies.

Special Considerations for the Pediatric Patient Part II

Credit Hours (CEUs): 2

Most Paramedics experience some discomfort when caring for children who are in distress, primarily because of the limited experience that they may have with this population. This course is Part II and addresses more of the special considerations that will enhance the Critical Care Paramedic’s effectiveness in caring for ill or injured children in the critical care transport environment. We will discuss the special needs of children, the most common reasons for pediatric critical care transport, and critical care transport management for pediatric emergencies.

Toxicologic Emergencies in Critical Care Transport

Credit Hours (CEUs): 2

Critical Care Paramedics may be asked to transport patients experiencing a toxicological emergency following a vast array of possible events. Poisons, chemicals, medications, and other toxic substances are found in dangerous quantities in homes, schools, agriculture, industry, commercial establishments, on all modes of transportation, and naturally in the environment. Through accidents, carelessness, intentional misuse, abuse, and the intentional acts of others, people may be exposed to these toxins and experience potentially lethal consequences. This course will discuss the role the Paramedic plays to dramatically improve patient outcomes through prompt recognition and effective treatment of toxicological emergencies.

Traumatic Brain Injury

Credit Hours (CEUs): 2

A majority of neurologic patients who require transport will have traumatic brain injury (TBI). This course will explore an in-depth understanding of the types of injuries, their pathophysiology, and current (evidenced- based) management trends is fundamental to managing these patients in a way that ensures the best possible outcome.

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