Critical Care Transport Course - May 1, 2017
(Registration for this class opens April 3, 2017)

PAR 3110 - Critical Care Transport Course

Credits: (6)

This course will prepare experienced paramedics and registered nurses to become part of a highly functioning critical care transport team, often transporting high risk patients. Topics covered include; 1) History and role of critical care transport; 2) General principles of critical care transport, 3) Patient care principles 4) Trauma emergencies; 5) Medical emergencies; 6) Environmental emergencies 7) Special populations, and 8) Medical, legal and patient care issues in critical care transport. While the course is primarily oriented to ground transportation, the content presented will allow a student take the National Flight Nurse/Paramedic exam. Prerequisite: Paramedic or registered nurse (2-3 years experience nominal) or department approval.


Critical Care Transport Course (hybrid) - PAR 3110

Meeting the needs and dynamic schedules of today’s busy clinical provider, this 8 week hybrid course is a comprehensive advanced level class designed to improve patient assessment and management of critically ill patients. 

  • 7 weeks of didactics delivered via CANVAS, WSU’s online Learning Management System.
    • May 1 through June 16, 2017
  • 5 days of traditional didactics and labs. This is a union of the knowledge acquired online over the previous 7 weeks, coupled with the skills acquisition that can only be effectively accomplished in a face-to-face format.
    • June 19 through 23, 2017
  • Presented by the faculty of WSU’s Dumke College of Health Professions Department of Emergency Care and Rescue, with collectively over a century of interdiciplinary clinical experience in pre-hospital, emergency, critical, and air & ground transport care.  Areas represented include:
    • EMS
    • Respiratory Therapy
    • Critical Care Nursing
    • Radiologic Science 
  • Created to instruct providers in hemodynamic monitoring, advanced airway techniques, 12 lead EKG interpretation and diagnostic studies. 
  • Teaches the skills, communication and documentation needed to be a successful member of the critical care transport team.
  • A Weber State University Critical Care Transport Course Completion Certificate awarded upon completion. If you are an admitted WSU student your achievement will be logged on a transcript.
  • The course is designed to be excellent preparation for both the Flight Paramedic Certification (FP-C) and Critical Care Paramedic Certification (CCP-C) examinations.
  • The course (PAR 3110) is approved for 6 upper division college credits.
  • Provides all National Registry refresher hours.
  • Qualifies as a state approved Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic to Paramedic transition course as required for National EMS Certification as a Paramedic (NRP).
  • Student lodging will be available at no additional cost for students coming from outside the greater Salt Lake City/Ogden area.
  • Participants must be current in CPR, ACLS, PALS or PEPP (current cards required).
  • There will be a 100-question Anatomy and Physiology self-assessment assignment post-registration.

Based on demand, (minimum class size is 15) the course will run each summer semester (Block 1).  This course was originally developed at the request of the Utah Bureau of EMS for consideration of a state certification in specialty care transport.  The cost of the course will be approximately $1350.  Unfortunately, preceptor tuition waiver hours can not be accepted.

To be eligible to enroll, paramedics must have a minimum of three years of "street" experience or two years with a letter of recommendation by the agency medical director. RNs must have two years of experience in an active emergency or critical care setting.  Please time plan appropriately as this course is rigorous. You must attend the entire skill week on campus to successfully complete the course.



Registration for this class opens April 3, 2017

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