- Format: blended
Critical Care 2023-02
Welcome to Critical Care Paramedic Course
Instructor Beth Burkhart
Beth Burkhart is a critical care flight paramedic with MU Air and a lead instructor with MU EMS Education. Beth's contact information is as follows:
[email protected] or 660-221-1795
Your email address is the default for communication, so check it regularly.
This course will allow the student to be eligible to take the specialty certification exam for Critical Care Paramedic (CCP-C) and Certified Flight Paramedic (FP-C).
The CCP course is designed to prepare paramedics to provide advanced critical care during ground and air transport of critically ill or injured patients. Knowledge gained during this course will provide instruction and understanding of care beyond the standard paramedic.
The CCP course will meet for ten Mondays from 8:30 to 5:30 p.m. starting Feb 27th, 2022. Successful completion of this course will result in a certificate of completion, 90 hours of advanced continuing education, and preparation for the Certified Critical Care Paramedic (CCP-C®) and Certified Flight Paramedic (FP-C®) exams administered by the International Board of Specialty Certifications (formerly the Board for Critical Care Transport Paramedic Certification (BCCTPC®).
This course will provide advanced learning continuing education units designed to enhance your critical care thinking and advanced skills. Typical classroom presentation includes classroom lectures and hands-on technical skill training combined with low and high-level simulation scenarios. Not all topics of the course will be discussed in the classroom lecture, therefore the student will need complete online lectures and assignments not discussed in the classroom.
To complete this blended course and achieve the completion certification, all online and in-classroom work must be completed. Each week, you will have required reading, assignments, quizzes, online lectures, and in-classroom required participation. You must achieve a passing score of 70% on all quizzes to complete this course and attend at a minimum of 9 of the 10 classroom days.
Attendance is mandatory to complete this course. Students must make every effort to attend all in-seat class opportunities. Therefore a student must attend a minimum of 9 of the 10 required in-seat classroom opportunities to be awarded a course completion. In-seat classroom days begin at 0830 each day. Daily digital attendance will be required and maintained. If a student is tardy for more than 5 minutes, the student will be considered absent for that classroom session.
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The course is set up in Modules. Each module has an activity to be completed and they have requirements that need to be met before you are able to proceed. To access the Syllabus, simply select it from the left-side navigation bar.
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By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- recognize different flight physiologies
- understand barophysiology and critical patient transfer considerations
- recognize and perform critical care patient packaging
- recognize critical airway and ventilation management issues including: surgical airways, ventilators, CPAP, and BiPAP
- understand thoracotomy
- perform and maintain chest tubes in critical care
- maintain central venous lines
- expand pharmacologic knowledge and it's role in critical care
- interpret laboratory data
- recognize advanced 12 Lead ECG with correct interpretation and treatment
- understand and perform hemodynamic monitoring in the critical care patient
During this course, all instructional materials, resources, technologies and learning activities are used and will help you achieve the critical learning objectives or prepare you to demonstrate course competencies.
Required Book: Critical Care Transport, 2nd edition by AAOS
This course uses Modules to organize course learning resources. You must complete all sections of each module to advance to the next module.
Each module may include:
- Videos covering the topic
- Readings to enhance student understanding
- Discussions to connect to students
- Quizzes to check understanding
- Assignments to show student mastery of the material
- instructor and course evaluations
All reading, lectures, homework, quizzes and tests are to be completed prior to the next in-seat classroom unless otherwise directed.
Your instructor will take every effort to provide timely feedback on assignments. After assignment submissions, your instructor welcomes the opportunity to discuss questions or concerns in person at the beginning of the next class period. If you need additional assignment feedback, please contact Beth Burkhart for further clarification.
Late assignments will automatically be deducted 10%.
Assessment and Grading
All learning will be assessed by instructor Beth Burkhart or MU EMS Education program director Jessica Kampeter.
Assessments may include pre- and post-quizzes, formative and summative assessments, video quizzes, discussion posts, and evaluations.
Course letter grades will not be provided. You must maintain a cumulative score of 70% and maintain attendance of >90% to be awarded the completion certificate.
To complete this blended course and achieve the completion certification, all online and in-classroom work must be completed. Each week, you will have required reading, assignments, quizzes, online lectures, and in-classroom required participation. You must achieve a passing score of 70% to complete this course.
Attendance is mandatory to complete this course. Students must make every effort to attend all in-seat class opportunities. Therefore a student must attend a minimum of 9 of the 10 required in-seat classroom opportunities to be awarded a course completion. In-seat, classroom days begin at 0830 each day. Daily digital attendance will be required and maintained. If a student is tardy for more than 5 minutes, the student will be considered absent for that classroom session.
Critical Care Course Instructor and Coordinator and Lead Paramedic Instructor
Review by peers is a process through which researched-based publications are scrutinized by other experts in the same field. This procedure encourages the authors to meet the accepted high standards of the discipline, prevents inadvertent errors, and results in high-quality publications. Authors and editors gratefully acknowledge the following peer reviewers for their expert knowledge and contributions to the Critical Care Paramedic Course:
Jessica Kampeter, MU EMS Education Program Director and
Dr. Joshua Stilley, MU EMS Education Medical Director, Associate Professor, University of Missouri
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