OHSU/Oregon Tech's Critical Care Transport class series is the first of its kind offering flexible online learning, FP-C and CC-P exam prep, credits toward a paramedic centered BS degree, and hands-on clinical time in various ICU environments.
Critical Care Transport Overview
This two series Critical Care Transport class is designed to prepare the paramedic for advanced critical care on ground and air transports. This includes providing advanced clinical patient assessments and providing invasive care beyond the standard scope of advanced pre-hospital care.
Upon completion of this series the student may take the Certified Flight Paramedic (FP-C) and/or the Certified Critical Care Paramedic (CCP-C) exams held by the International Board of Specialty Certification (IBSC).
The class is designed to bring in experts from different aspects of critical care in order to maximize learning. Later in this winter through spring series the student branches into OHSU clinical rotations with "hands-on" specialized ICU care rotations.
Detailed look at Critical Transport Class Series
EMS 331 Critical Care Transport I:
This 4 credit lecture is held online January through March. This team-taught lecture brings in experts from all professional levels and areas of focus. Many of these subject experts will be with you through your ICU clinical rotations in the spring term.
EMS 381 Critical Care Transport Clinical Practicum I:
This portion of the class is designed to aid in the subjects taught in lecture. On-line learning modules are dedicated to periods associated with concomitant teaching subjects. In class sessions are TBA and set-up to accommodate student work schedule. This lab portion is also designed to prepare the critical care student for upcoming ICU rotations in the spring class. This is a 1 credit lab.
EMS 332 Critical Care Transport II:
This 3 credit lecture is held online April through June. This lecture continues with critical care subjects essential to the class.
EMS 382 Critical Care Transport Practicum II:
This 3 credit clinical portion immerses the student in separate focused ICU environments to solidify learning. ICU environments include; Neurosciences ICU, Medical ICU, Trauma-Surgical ICU and Cardiovascular ICU. Your clinical time in ICU environments is approximately 50 hours.