CCEMTP Frequently Asked Questions
Will I get any air medical crew training with this course?
Critical Care Emergency Transport Program (CCEMTPsm) is an introductory course into critical care transport. It is not an Air Medical Crew course; however, the program includes lectures on air medical transport and ground transport.
Do we have any clinicals?
Students will have opportunities to perform critical care clinical rotations. Sacred Heart Hospital's ICU in Pensacola, Florida has agreed to allow our students to "job shadow". Students will be able to see ICU patients as they are escorted through the ICUs by one of our CCEMTP instructors. Anyone interested in this valuable learning experience must complete a separate Sacred Heart application and meet other requirements in order to participate. More information about this will be discussed in class. Please note that we will be doing a critical care lab during our class time.
Do I need to buy a book?
It is highly recommended that students purchase a critical care paramedic textbook. We suggest the Jones & Bartlett text, "Critical Care Transport" ISBN: 1449642586. We will provide a student CD that has information regarding each topic covered, along with an outline and review questions for each lecture done in class. A 3" binder is recommended to organize these items.
Is there a lot of self-study with this class?
The course also includes a section on Pharmacology that must be completed outside the classroom setting. Many of the drugs discussed may be familiar, and most will be covered during the lecture topics, but not in detail. Students must do additional studying outside of the classroom for all topics covered. This is a challenging test and will require extensive preparation and study time to be successful on UMBC's CCEMTP exam.
I need a paramedic refresher course. Does this count?
This course is worth approximately 100 CEUs. For those who are NREMT-P's or would like to obtain this, CCEMTP counts as a Paramedic refresher course. We are seeking approval for this to be used for those who are NREMT-Ps seeking the NRP transition.
For additional information about CCEMTPsm, check out:
University of Maryland Baltimore County's CCEMTP website