Critical Care Paramedic Certification Training Program
This course is a combination of online and instructor lead learning. MDCH requires 36 hours of CCP specific training to meet Critical Care status in the State of Michigan.
Our program is designed to exceed that with 50 hours of classroom and practical time with nearly 50 hours of online learning management. This course is set to prepare you to take the National BCCTPC critical care accreditation test at either the ground or flight paramedic level. The Critical Care Paramedic Certification program is designed to prepare paramedics to function as members of a critical care transport team in an effort to bridge the gap between pre-hospital and hospital setting. The result is a specialized care provider that has an understanding of both aspects of patient care and uses that understanding to provide the highest level of care to critical patients during transport. Participants will gain an understanding of the special needs of critical patients during transport, become familiar with critical care procedures and equipment and develop the skills necessary to maintain the stability of the critical care patient. The program utilizes a combination of classroom lecture, practical skills practice and simulated patient scenarios to extend the pre-existing knowledge base and skills of a Paramedic.
In addition to the regular responsibilities performed by the Paramedic, Critical Care Paramedics manage the patient with a serious medical condition requiring continuous monitoring and care. These patients require much more attention and management than most patients seen by the Paramedic routinely.
The training is above and beyond the normal training required of the Paramedic. CCP-C students are expected to become knowledgeable and/or proficient in the use of equipment utilized in the care and management of the severely ill or injured patient. Equipment may include: transport ventilators, invasive monitoring devices, various-ostomy related devices, central lines, intra-aortic balloon pumps to name a few. The CCP-C may be required to perform surgical airways in the emergency setting.
Required “Critical Care Transport” AAOS Jones & Bartlett Publications
The textbook is available through our website during course registration.
- Currently licensed as an advanced care provider (e.g. Paramedic, RN, PA, etc.)
- Current certification in pediatrics (e.g., PALS, PEPP, EPC, etc.)
- Current AHA ACLS
- Score 76% or better on the cognitive exam
- Demonstrate proficiency in the use of LTV-1200 ventilator
- Demonstrate proficiency in the management of a simulated critical care transport patient.
- This course has been applied for 48 EMS CEUs by the Michigan Department of Community Health at this time for classroom activities.
- The online component is not eligible for CEUs at this time.
This course is set to prepare you for the BCCTPC International CCP-C certification exam, however not affiliated with the BCCTPC International program. You can find more information about the BCCTPC at www.bcctpc.org.