Critical Care Paramedic

Critical care paramedics in uniform carrying person to helicopter

Get prepared for the for the International Board for Specialty Care – Critical Care Paramedic exam. Expand your education and skills training as an EMS provider to deliver advanced and prolonged care to critically ill or injured patients in an out-of-hospital environment.

The Program

Gain an understanding of critical care through 6 weeks of live, instructor-led online classroom learning, followed by 40 hours of on-site skills training, and then an optional ER/ICU clinical practicum.

Note: This program is for Paramedics or RNs with at least 2,000 hours of experience. Requires AHA BLS, ACLS and PALS training, and PHTLS or equivalent. AMLS, NRP, GEMS and advanced 12 Lead Interpretation training are all strongly recommended.

Online Module 1:

  • Introduction to remote and critical care
  • Medical-legal issues
  • Flight Physiology
  • Infectious and communicable disease

Online Module 2: Cardiac and respiratory emergencies

Online Module 3:

  • Shock
  • Sepsis/ MODS
  • Neurologic
  • Endocrine emergencies

Online Module 4: Neurologic and toxicological emergencies

Online Module 5:

  • Trauma
  • Burns
  • Environmental emergencies, including dive and altitude illnesses

Online Module 6:

  • Gastrointestinal/Genitourinary
  • OBGYN
  • Pediatrics and neonatal emergencies

In-Person Module 7: 5 days of on-site skills training and evaluation.

  • Paramedics or RN with a minimum of 2,000 hours. Must also have AHA BLS, ACLS and PALS training, PHTLS or equivalent. AMLS, NRP, GEMS and advanced 12 Lead Interpretation training are all strongly recommended.
  • EMS Providers who provide advanced and prolonged care to critically ill or injured patients.

 

The Investment

Time: 6 weeks online classroom learning, followed by 40 hours of on-site skills training, and then an optional ER/ICU clinical practicum.

Tuition:$ 2,890, plus $125 for the textbook, and expense of travel, lodging and food for on-site skills training.

 

Register Now

Email the completed application to:

climbhealth@pcc.edu

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost of the program?

$2,890 plus textbooks and travel, lodging, and meals for on-site skills training at the PCC Institute for Health Professionals.

What is the program format?

6 weeks online classroom learning, followed by 40 hours of on-site skills training and then a optional ER/ICU clinical practicum.

Is there an application process?

Yes.

Have another question?

Contact Us: climbhealth@pcc.edu