Registration for this class opens April 1, 2020
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.
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 $1620.
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.