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Critical Care Emergency Medical Transport Program Short-term Certificate

Students in a Critical Care Emergency Medical Transport Program (CCEMTP) may be a paramedic, nurse, or respiratory therapist who is a member of the critical care transport team providing critical patients with transportation between facilities that need a different level of care from hospital or emergency field patients.

The classroom and skills labs instruction are enhanced by including a cadaver lab for CCEMTP students.

Upon successful completion, the student will receive a renewable certificate from the University of Maryland at Baltimore County (UMBC) valid for three years. CCEMTP may be taken as a preparation to sit for the Certified Flight Paramedic (FP-C) exam.

This product meets the highest standard set forth by the National Association of EMS Educators Endorsement Committee and is the first nationally recognized course for critical care transport.

This course meets the requirements for Iowa CCP endorsement.

Length of Coursework

Short-term certificate programs are held over the course of 7 weeks. To learn more about the upcoming program session call (515) 643-6715.

Course Content

This course covers a wide variety of topics including:

  • Critical Care Environment
  • Flight Physiology
  • Surgical Airway Management
  • Hemodynamic Monitoring Management
  • Pharmacologic /Toxicology Management
  • Neurologic Management
  • GI, GU, and Renal Management
  • Transport Considerations
  • Special Considerations

Clinical Training

The clinical rotations are designed to expose the CCEMTP student to the unique care provided to critically ill or injured patients. CCEMTP students will also  perform rotations with local aeromedical providers.

Students are required to complete the Critical Care Unit rotations to be eligible for Iowa CCP endorsement.


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