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The Critical Care Emergency Medical Transport Program℠ brings paramedics and nurses together in an effort to bridge the gap between prehospital and hospital care. The result is a specialized care provider that has an understanding of both aspects of patient care, and uses the understanding to provide the highest level of care to critical patients during transport.
CCEMTP℠ was designed in response to the growing need for qualified specialists in the area of critical care inter-facility transfer. It helps to prepare paramedics and nurses to serve with competence and confidence in meeting the needs of critical care patients undergoing inter-facility transports. The CCEMTP℠ program will assist the clinician in developing the necessary skills and knowledge to manage critical patients during a high risk transfer. Essentially, CCEMTP℠ is "post graduate education" for the paramedic or nurse that attempts to standardize training and level of care in inter-facility transport.
This 100+ hour intensive course begins with a focus on pharmacology, hemodynamics, physiology and chemistry, then moves into focused study of cardiac, respiratory and hemodynamic monitoring. Specific neurological, renal, GI, pediatrics and obstetrics disease needs will be investigated.
All course participants will receive 100 hours of continuing education from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for PreHospital Continuing Education (CAPCE).
This course meets the highest standard set forth by the NAEMSE Endorsement Committee and meets the NREMT refresher requirement for paramedics who desire to sit for the NRP psychomotor examination.
The Air and Surface Transport Nurses Association (ASTNA) has approved the course for 100 continuing education hours. This course may be taken in preparation for various certifying exams such as FP-C, CCP-C, CFRN, CCRN, etc.
CCEMTP is approved for both initial and review candidates for FP-C and CCP-C.