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.

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Topics covered

  • flight physiology
  • barophysiology / transfer considerations
  • patient packaging
  • airway and ventilation management including
  • surgical airways
  • ventilators
  • CPAP
  • BiPAP
  • thoracotomy
  • chest tube maintenance
  • central venous lines
  • expanded pharmacologic
  • interpretation of laboratory data
  • 2-lead ECG interpretation
  • monitoring and maintaining and IABP
  • hemodynamic monitoring

Course Length

The CCP course will meet for 11 weeks from 8:30 to 5:30 p.m. on a specified day. Please check the EMS Education course calendar located on the main page for details. Successful completion of this course will result in a certificate of completion, 90 hours of 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®).


Questions? Please call 573-882-8018 or email