Online Critical Care Paramedic Spring 2018 Session
Registration Ends: 12/15/2017 10:59 PM
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As health care continues to evolve at a rapid pace, specialized tertiary care facilities develop sophisticated and highly technical management approaches for critically ill and injured patients. Often this requires that patients be transferred to a facility better equipped to care for their illness or injury.
Creighton University EMS Education has designed this course to prepare paramedics to seamlessly bridge in-hospital critical care and out-of-hospital care during interfacility transports. These type of transports require highly qualified personnel with expertise in assessing and managing complex clinical situations.
Instruction will be delivered online as well as required clinical opportunities. Online courses require more self-discipline, dedication and time commitment than traditional face to face courses. To succeed in the online course, students need to commit to 8 to 12 hours of independent online study each week and complete all assigned course tasks by set due dates. Technology requirements are available at our website.
You are also required to attend a two-day invasive skills session on the campus of Creighton University EMS Education scheduled, dates yet to be determined. You are responsible for transportation and housing costs incurred in attending the skills session.
Participants in the Online Critical Care Paramedic Course must possess current paramedic licensure and a minimum of one year critical care experience. Current Healthcare Provider CPR and ACLS is required. Trauma course completion (PHTLS, ITLS, TNCC or TNATC), pediatric course completion (PALS, PEPP, PPC, or ENPC) and AMLS are strongly recommended.
Prerequisites: Current paramedic or RN with a minimum of one year experience, Healthcare Provider BLS and ACLS. Trauma, pediatric and medical life support course completion are all strongly recommended.
Presently, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services does not recognize or credential critical care paramedics. Individual states may offer an endorsement to function as a critical care paramedic. One option to formal credentialing is the certified flight paramedic exam administered by the Board for Critical Care Transport Paramedic Certification.
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