Critical Care Transport

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Southwestern College is proud to announce that we will be offering the Critical Care Transport course in the future (Dates TBA) at the Higher Education Center at Otay Mesa.                                                                                

Critical Care Emergency Medical Transport Program
The Premier Critical Care Transport Course
Scheduled Course dates:  TBA  Class meets daily (including weekends) from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Program Goals
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. While traditional paramedic education programs teach essential skills and provide a knowledge base for the management of patients in the pre-hospital setting, these training programs frequently do not teach the skills and knowledge necessary to manage critical patients between hospitals, specialty referral centers, and extended care facilities. 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.

Curriculum Design
The CCEMTP Program has been completely redesigned to meet the current needs of the critical care transport provider working in ground, air or fixed wing environments. The new curriculum focuses on advanced level knowledge and assumes that participants come in with a working knowledge of Chemistry, Pharmacodynamics, along with Anatomy & Physiology. The curriculum is truly one that creates a Specialty Care Transport Provider and has been not only 100% peer reviewed by leaders in the industry, but also 100% physician reviewed.

The Critical Care Emergency Medical Transport Programsm 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.

All locations offering the CCEMTP course require that all participants have a current paramedic or nursing license. 

Paramedic requirements: Recommended minimum of one (1) year as a paramedic. Additional recommendations are certifications in CPR, ACLS, ITLS/PHTLS, and PALS/PEPP/PPC. 

Nurse requirements: Recommended minimum of one (1) year as a nurse, Additional recommendations are certifications in CPR, ACLS, PALS/PEPP/ENPC, and ITLS/PHTLS/TNCC/TNATC.

Tuition Only:
$1,100 for the two week course. (Does not include hotel, meals, or travel expenses) A deposit of $400 will hold your seat with the balance due 30 days prior to the first day of class. Failure to withdraw 30 days before the class starts will result in forfeiture of your deposit.

Course Pre-Requisites
The Critical Care Emergency Medical Transport Program pre-requisites are: 
 *  Paramedic requirements:  A current professional license and a recommended minimum of one year experience in that role. 
 *  Nurse requirements: A current professional license and a recommended minimum of one year experience in that role.

Required Texts: Critical Care Transport. AAOS, UMBC, ACEP. Jones and Bartlet, 2009.
ISBN10: 076371223X. ISBN13: 978-0763712235
Critical Care Transport Field Guide. Boston: Jones and Bartlett, 2002.
ISBN: 0-7637-1580-8

In order to be thoroughly prepared for the course, we recommend you begin reading the textbooks prior to the course start date. If you have difficulty locating the textbooks locally, you may contact Emergency Training Associates, 105 Glenn Hill Court, Union Bridge, Maryland, 21791 or by calling 1-800-367-0382. Their website is: Emergency Training Associates offers special pricing for Critical Care Transport students.

Continuing Education Hours
This continuing education activity is approved by UMBC, an organization accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS).
100 CECH hours have been approved by the Air and Surface Transport Nurses Association (ASTNA). You may apply for hours upon completion of the course for an additional fee. You do not need to be a member of ASTNA to claim these credit hours. Please contact Karen Cook for more details.

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FP-C/CCP-C initial exam candidates and those seeking renewal, CCEMTP is approved as a FP-C/CCP-C review course. Please contact Karen Cook for more details.

As of July 1, 2012 the CCEMTP course is recognized as a NREMT EMT-Paramedic to Paramedic Transition course.

For many providers, the attendance certificate that you receive at the end of the course will meet the requirements and can fulfill transition criteria.

For registration information please contact Karen Cook at 619-216-6760 or e-mail