As the Emergency Medical Services profession has continued to evolve, more demands have been placed on paramedics to transport critically ill patients from one facility to another while maintaining a very high level of care. Temple College’s Critical Care Paramedic course is designed to fill this need and take experienced paramedics to the next level of critical care paramedics. Many organizations in the industry have recognized these demands and have started the call for a national standard curriculum to be developed for advanced practice paramedics.
Degrees & Certificates
EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES
We are fortunate to have access to a Level 1 Trauma Center and Academic Teaching Hospital with numerous residency programs that will provide the CCP student with experience in managing critical patients. Students have the opportunity to learn from the residents in the clinical environment.
Currently, the Board for Critical Care Transport Paramedic Certification (BCCTPC) has developed standard credentialing exams that provide objective, fair and honest validation of the critical care paramedic knowledge base. Although there are several courses that prepare students for the FP-C and CCP-C exams, very few of them follow the recommendations by the International Association of Flight Paramedics (IAFP) and come close to what Temple College’s Critical Care Paramedic course offers. A strong paramedic knowledge foundation is required and it is highly recommended that applicants have at least three years of busy 911 paramedic experience, and/or prior critical care transport/in-hospital experience. At the successful completion of this course, students should be prepared for entry-level positions as critical care provider in the critical care ground, rotor-wing, and/or fixed-wing environments, and be in a position to sit for the FP-C or CCP-C exams.