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The Center for Emergency Medicine is the only facility licensed in southwestern Pennsylvania to offer CCEMTP!
Next 2013 Course Offering:
November 3 - 16, 2013
The CCEMT-P course is designed to prepare paramedics and nurses to function as members of a critical care transport team. The program attempts to bridge the gap between pre-hospital and in hospital care; resulting in a specialized provider who has both the understanding of the aspects of caring for a critically ill patient and has the ability to provide the highest level of care to the critically ill patient during transport.
The class meets for two (2) weeks everyday from 8am to 6pm. Most classes take place at the Center for Emergency Medicine Office of Education in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh, PA.
Preregistration is mandatory for this program and a course deposit of $400 is required. Once registered, students will receive more specific class information such as a course schedule and information about overnight accommodations in the Pittsburgh area.
The CCEMTP Program is designed to provide the basic educational foundation required for specialists transporting critical care patients. The CCEMTP Manual is a curriculum divided into broad modules. Each module has a specific instructional goal, a rationale (establishing a connection with the desired benefits of the program), a list of necessary equipment to demonstrate various critical care techniques, the required readings and the learning objectives. Each lesson contains a focus statement (providing a specific direction about the topic and how it will contribute to the development of the participants), a list of learning objectives, demonstration equipment, additional readings, handouts, and a lesson outline.Two-Week Courses for 2012:
Sunday August 5th – Saturday August 18th
Sunday, November 4th - Saturday, November 17th
Location: Most classes will be held at the Center for Emergency Medicine, 230 McKee Place, Suite 500, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.
A. Critical Care Environment
B. Breathing Management
C. Surgical Airway Management
D. Hemodynamic Management
E. Cardiac Management
F. Pharmacological Management
G. GI, GU and Renal Management
H. Neurological Management
I. Complications of Transport
J. Special Considerations
Recommended CCEMTP Text:
Critical Care Transport, AAOS. Jones and Bartlett, Sudbury, MA, c2011.
Critical Care Nursing: A Holistic Approach, Patricia Gonce Morton, eds., 9th ed., Philadelphia: Lippincott, c2008.
Any critical care text can be used to prepare the student for the course.
Paramedics: One (1) year as a paramedic, current certifications in CPR, ACLS, ITLS or PHTLS, and PALS or PEPP.
Nurses: One (1) year as a nurse, current certifications in CPR, ACLS, PALS, and ITLS/PHTLS or TNCC.
Pre-registration is mandatory and can be completed via fax or email. Payments may be accepted over the phone. Enrollment for each course is limited; classes are filled in the order in which applications are received. The deadline for registration is one month before the start of class.
For your convenience, a list of overnight accommodations and other Pittsburgh information will be sent with your course materials shortly after the registration deadline.
Tuition and Payment:
The cost of this course is $925.00
INITIAL PAYMENT OF $400.00
A down payment of $400 is required to hold your seat in the course and is due one month prior to the start of the course that you wish to register for unless otherwise specified in confirmation or other documentation that you receive from the Center. The remaining balance is due by the first day of class. Failure to provide the INITIAL PAYMENT OF $400 will result in the forfeiture of your seat in the course. Failure to pay the remaining balance will result in the withholding of course completion materials until the balance is paid in full. Special arrangements may be made upon request.
Acceptable forms of payment:
The Center for Emergency Medicine accepts checks, money orders or credit cards as forms of payment for classes. The Center is no longer able to accept cash as a method of payment. Credit Cards Accepted: Mastercard, VISA, American Express, Discover, Diners Club.
Requests for refunds must be made in writing at least five working days prior to the course. The course fee will be returned with a $20 deduction for administrative fees. No refunds are issued for cancellations made after the aforementioned deadline or for failure to attend the course. In the event for course cancellation, participants are notified and a full refund granted.
For additional information, please contact:
John Pierce -
The Critical Care Emergency Medical Transport Paramedic (CCEMTP) program is owned by the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). The CCEMTP program is offered by the Center for Emergency Medicine under license.
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