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2 Course Overview Welcome to the Critical Care Transport Provider (CCEMTPSM) course! This is an intensive course designed for experienced paramedics, nurses, respiratory therapists, and physicians and physician assistants

3 Overview What this course is NOT:
This course is NOT a paramedic or nurse “refresher” course All students are expected to have an excellent understanding of paramedicine and nursing prior to class Regardless of when you attended school, all students are required to be knowledgeable in current paramedic curriculum content (i.e. RSI, 12 lead interpretation, pharmacology, etc.)

4 Overview Students are recommended to have a minimum of one year experience as an EMT-P, RN, RT or PA prior to class The average experience level of students taking this class is approximately 10 years

5 Overview What this course IS:
This course is an introductory course to critical care transport medicine concepts No student can be expected to become a master of all concepts by the end of this course Much of the material simply provides an introductory overview of concepts

6 Legal All of the material presented in this course is the sole property of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) Objectives Declaratives PowerPoint™ slides Testing materials

7 Legal “The entirety of material contained herein is copyrighted by the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). All rights are reserved. Reproduction, distribution, display, or the production of derivative works of any of these materials without UMBC’s expressed written permission is strictly prohibited. Violators may be subject to civil and criminal penalties under United States copyright law, Title 17 United States Code Section 101.”

8 Disclaimer The CCEMTP course is not licensure and does not permit one to practice without medical oversight The material in this course has been exhaustively reviewed and every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy If any of the material in this course conflicts with your protocols, guidelines, or training, follow your agency’s specific directions

9 Disclaimer Throughout the CCEMTP course, specific brands and products may be discussed to familiarize the student UMBC has no commercial involvement with any of the products or brands mentioned The presence or absence of a specific product or brand does not constitute endorsement or lack of endorsement

10 Course Material Module Objectives Module Declaratives

11 Course Material Objectives list the material that you should know prior to the start of class (italicized) Objectives also list the material that you will learn in class (non-italicized) Module Objectives

12 Course Material The declaratives are your course textbook
The declaratives are purposefully designed to give you more information than you will need for the lectures and the test Module Declaratives

13 Course Material The slides present the material and concepts to which you will be tested The slides are designed to correlate with the course objectives and declaratives

14 Course Material No slides have been specially marked with material to remember for the test This includes underlined, highlighted, or italicized material

15 Course Material Once again…
NO SLIDES HAVE BEEN SPECIFICALLY MARKED with material to remember for the test! Slides are not available in hard-copy – the information is in your student guide.

16 Cell Phones, PDA’s, and Pagers
Please put all cell phones, PDA’s and pagers on “vibrate” or “silent” during class Out of respect to other students and the instructors, please refrain from texting, ing, or web surfing on your phones or PDAs during lectures Bluetooth™ or other type devices are not permitted to be worn at any time during class or at clinical sites

17 Cell Phones, PDA’s, and Pagers
I will not use my phone, PDA, or pager in class I will not use my phone, PDA, or pager in class I will not use my phone, PDA, or pager in class I will not use my phone, PDA, or pager in class I will not use my phone, PDA

18 Use of Computers The use of laptop computers is not allowed during class Distracts other students Disrespectful to the instructor(s) Especially when surfing the Internet during lectures Students who use laptops during class have demonstrated higher failure rates on the final exam

19 You are a representative of your organization!
Student Conduct Be professional at all times in this course Respect the instructors and your fellow students You are a representative of your organization!

20 Code of Ethics The following activities are examples of academic misconduct and will not be tolerated at any time during this course: Cheating Lying Unethical behavior Stealing of proprietary information Illegal substance use Lack of respect for authority Plagiarism Fabrication Lack of respect to others Facilitating academic dishonesty Criminal conduct Harassment Discrimination Lack of professionalism

21 Code of Ethics You are required to maintain the highest level of academic integrity Respect the rules of the host agency and host facility Respect the open exchange of ideas Your participation is vital to the class

22 Code of Ethics Failure to abide by the Code of Ethics can result in the following: Dismissal from the program with no refund Permanent disbarment from any UMBC program Notification to student’s employer/agency Notifications to appropriate licensing officials

23 Attire Please wear appropriate, professional attire at all times while in class or at clinical sites Always have a second set of clothes in case your clothes become contaminated during a “hands-on” lab

24 Attire Refrain from wearing uniforms during class unless required by your employer Uniforms may be worn during clinical rotations Check with the Course Coordinator and your individual agency policies

25 Attendance Students are required to attend 100% of the course
Tardiness is not permitted in this program Students who arrive later than 10 minutes to class will need to report directly to the Course Coordinator UMBC recommends that students who miss more than one (1) hour of course time be dismissed from the program

26 Attendance Students must sign an attendance sheet at the beginning of each day, and then throughout the day It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that they have signed the attendance roster for each class Failure to sign in for each class may result in denial of final exam testing

27 Attendance If any student is going to be tardy or absent to a class, they must contact the Course Coordinator and let them know Students who miss class due to illness or an emergency will be handled on an individual basis Continued participation will be left up to the Course Coordinator, Course Medical Director and UMBC. UMBC will have the final decision authority.

28 Attendance Students must complete the full day of education and are not allowed to leave class before dismissal at the end of the class day If you must leave early from class, you are required to check in first with the course coordinator

29 Outside Studying Students will have to study outside of the class in order to successfully pass the exam Successful students usually study between 2 – 3 hours each day after class Failure to study outside of the class will most likely result in failure of the final exam

30 Final Exam Each student will be given the opportunity to sit for the final exam, as long as the following requirements have been met: 100% attendance for the length of the course Presentation of current pre-requisites as previously determined by each site and UMBC

31 Final Exam Students who successfully complete the exam with a 70% or better will be awarded a CCEMTP certificate of completion, wallet card and a choice of either a CCEMTP pin or patch Certificates are valid for three years and should be renewed to maintain CCEMTP status with UMBC

32 Final Exam Individuals that do not successfully complete the exam with a 70% or better will be given the opportunity to retest twice, within one (1) year of the original exam date $25.00 fee for each retest Retests will not be conducted until twenty-four (24) hours has elapsed since the original test date and time

33 Final Exam Retests are offered at the following:
Pre-arranged course exams National conferences which a UMBC representative is attending UMBC campus during normal business hours Students must contact the Course Coordinator and UMBC to arrange a retest

34 CCEMTP Renewal Certified CCEMTP’s must maintain 36 hours of critical care continuing education every 3 years Any topic that would normally be covered in a CCEMTP course is acceptable for recertification

35 CCEMTP Renewal Examples of CEUs that will NOT count towards recertification: CPR ACLS PALS / PEPP / NALS ITLS TNCC Standard paramedic or nurse continuing education

36 CCEMTP Renewal Examples of CEUs that will count towards recertification: ATLS audit Critical care conference classes ICU clinical time Physician grand rounds Attending a CCEMTP course FP-C and CCP-C certification prep courses

37 Required Textbook Critical Care Transport Publisher: Authors:
Jones and Bartlett Authors: American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons UMBC American College of Emergency Physicians

38 Recommended Textbooks
Mosby’s 2010 Nursing Drug Reference Publisher: Mosby Elsevier Author: Skidmore-Roth, L.

39 Recommended Textbooks
Introduction to Critical Care Nursing Publisher: Saunders Author: Sole Klein Moseley

40 Certification Exam Prep
This course has been specifically designed to meet all of the testing objectives for the following certification exams: Certified Flight Nurse™ (CFRN) Certified Transport Nurse™ (CTRN) Certified Flight Paramedic™ (FP-C) Certified Critical Care Paramedic™ (CCP-C)

41 Certification Exam Prep
List of certification classes in order of difficulty: FP-C CCRN Difficult CCP-C CFRN CTRN CCEMT-P CEN NREMT-P NCLEX Basic

42 Questions


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