Critical Care Paramedic

Become a Critical Paramedic (CCP). Students in the Critical Care Paramedic Program may already be a paramedic, nurse, or respiratory therapist who is a member of the critical care transport team providing advanced critical care to patients during inter-facility transports, including performing advanced clinical patient assessments and providing invasive care beyond the standard scope of advanced pre-hospital care.

This course includes classroom, skills lab instruction, and clinical internship.

This course meets the requirements for endorsement as an Iowa Critical Care Paramedic.

Clinical Experience

The clinical rotations are designed to expose the CCP student to the unique care provided to critically ill or injured patients. CCP 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.