This course will provide the education required to earn the Iowa Critical Care Paramedic endorsement. It is designed to prepare paramedics to provide advanced critical care during inter-facility transports, including performing advanced clinical patient assessments and providing invasive care beyond the standard scope of advanced pre-hospital care. Includes modes of transport, flight physiology, barophysiology and transfer considerations, including safety, patient packaging and practice in a closely confined space, airway and ventilation management including surgical airways and ventilators, CPAP and BiPAP, thoracostomy, and chest drainage maintenance, central venous lines, umbilical vein cannulation, expanded pharmacologic formulary, interpretation of laboratory data, 12-lead ECG interpretation, monitoring and maintaining and IABP, and hemodynamic monitoring. Instruction is provided in both didactic and clinical settings. Participants who successfully complete this course will be recommended to the Iowa Bureau of EMS for Critical Care Endorsement. Successful completion of this course requires 24 clinical hours in the Intensive Care Department. A background check and drug screen are required to complete the clinical experience and will be completed as part of the course/course tuition.
Suggested book to purchase: "Critical Care Transport" ISBN: 9781284040999
Participants must meet specific criteria to be eligible for enrollment. Please contact Melissa Smith with questions at 319-277-2490 or firstname.lastname@example.org.