Critical Care Emergency Medical Transport Programsm
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These are the only approved sites to coordinate and host the CCEMTPsm created by UMBC

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Renewals take 4-8 weeks for processing from date received by UMBC.

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Program Goals

CCEMTPSM  was designed in response to the growing need for qualified specialists in the area of critical care inter-facility transfer.  It helps to prepare paramedics and nurses to serve with competence and confidence in meeting the needs of critical care patients undergoing inter-facility transports.  While traditional paramedic education programs teach essential skills and provide a knowledge base for the management of patients in the pre-hospital setting, these training programs frequently do not teach the skills and knowledge necessary to manage critical patients between hospitals, specialty referral centers, and extended care facilities.  The CCEMTPSM program will assist the clinician in developing the necessary skills and knowledge to manage critical patients during a high risk transfer.  Essentially, CCEMTPSM is "post graduate education" for the paramedic or nurse that attempts to standardize training and level of care in inter-facility transport.

Curriculum Design

The CCEMTPSMProgram has been completely redesigned to meet the current needs of the critical care transport provider working in ground, air or fixed wing environments. The new curriculum focuses on advanced level knowledge and assumes that participants come in with a working knowledge of Chemistry, Pharmacodynamics, along with Anatomy & Physiology.  The curriculum is truly one that creates a Specialty Care Transport Provider and has been not only 100% peer reviewed by leaders in the industry, but also 100% physician reviewed.


The Critical Care Emergency Medical Transport Programsm brings paramedics and nurses together in an effort to bridge the gap between prehospital and hospital care. The result is a specialized care provider that has an understanding of both aspects of patient care, and uses the understanding to provide the highest level of care to critical patients during transport.

All locations offering the CCEMTPsm course require that all participants have a current paramedic or nursing license.

CCEMTPsm Educational Site Licensed locations have the option of requiring or recommending the following prerequisites.  Biology, Pharmacology, Chemistry, A&P

Paramedic requirements: Recommended minimum of one (1) year as a paramedic. Additional requirements may be current certifications in CPR, ACLS, ITLS/PHTLS, and PALS/PEPP/PPC. (Please check with your host site)

Nurse requirements: Recommended minimum of one (1) year as a nurse, Additional requirements may be current certifications in CPR, ACLS, PALS/PEPP/ENPC, and ITLS/PHTLS/TNCC/TNATC. (Please check with your host site)

Course Pre-Requisites

The Critical Care Emergency Medical Transport Programsm pre-requisites are:

Paramedic requirements:
A current professional license and a recommended minimum of one year experience in that role.

Nurse requirements:
A current professional license and a recommended minimum of one year experience in that role.

Course Outline

The Critical Care Emergency Medical Transport Programsm covers the most common and serious conditions requiring transport from a community hospital to a tertiary care facility.

CCEMTPsm lectures are broken into 5 modules.  Each module contains mandatory and optional lectures which can be used to tailor the educational needs of the participants.

Module A:  Preparatory Critical Care Environment

  • Concepts and Components

  • Flight Physiology                

  • Air Medical Considerations       

  • Medical Legal Aspects

  • Basic Radiographic Interpretation

  • Lab Data Interpretation

  • Peripheral and Central Vascular Access

  • Hemodynamic Monitoring

  • Blood Administration

Module B:  Medical

  • Respiratory
  • Cardiology   

  • 12 and 15 Lead Interpretation

  • Mechanical and Circulatory Assist Devices

  • Renal and Urology

  • Gastrointestinal

  • Neurology

  • Endocrinology

  • Hematology

  • Infectious Disease and Control

Module C:  Airway Management

  • Advanced Airway

  • Mechanical Ventilation

Module D:  Trauma

  • Trauma Care

  • Burn Care

Module E:  Special Considerations

  • High Risk Obstetrics

  • Pediatrics

  • Child Abuse

  • Sepsis and MODS

  • Pharmacology Overview

  • Pain Management

  • Organ Donation and Transplant


Continuing Education Hours:
This continuing education activity is approved by UMBC, an organization accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS). 

100 CECH hours have been approved by the Air and Surface Transport Nurses Association (ASTNA).  You may apply for hours upon completion of the course for an additional fee.  Please contact Sandra Hubbard for more details.

As of July 1, 2012 the CCEMTP course is recognized as a NREMT EMT-Paramedic to Paramedic Transition course.

For many providers, the attendance certificate that you receive at the end of the course will meet the requirements and can fulfill transition criteria. 

You MAY be required to provide additional documentation to your State EMS office to verify your transition as set forth by your licensing agency.

This ONLY applies to courses starting AFTER July 1, 2012. 

It is your responsibility to contact your State EMS office to confirm what is being accepted and to determine if there are additional requirements in your jurisdiction.

Please contact Sandy Hubbard at (410) 455-6241 for more information.

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