Approved Review Course Guidelines
Flight Paramedic Certification(FP-C®)
Critical Care Certification (CCP-C®)
The outline below is a sample of an approved course outline. The BCCTPC® does not dictate the specific categories or hours to a subject matter. The content and hours should instead cover a broad subject matter of critical care in the transport environment.
Organizations requesting approval, as a "review course provider" should submit the following information:
- Approved Review Course Application
- Letter from Program Director or management outlining why they should be approved to teach this course
- Content outline
- Letter of support from the Medical Director
- Copy of Medical Directors resume
- List all faculty for the class and a copy of resume
- Proposed course dates
- Required fee
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EXAM OUTLINE OF MAJOR SUBJECTS (FP-C and CCP-C)
- Ambulance safety issues
- Ambulance Operations, scene and highway safety
- Crash safety
- Proper safety equipment
CAMTS: You should be familiar with all CAMTS policies such as:
- Ambulance specifications
- Safety education
- Driver qualifications
- Staffing and schedules
- Equipment and operations around the ambulance.
- Rapid Sequence Induction inclusive of standard medications.
- Intubation and other airway procedures.
- Surgical cricothyroidotomy, Needle cricothyroidotomy
- Airway medications and their uses, limitations, and contraindications.
- Regulation of acid-base balance
- Acid-base derangements
- Causes and correction of abnormal lab values
- Fetal circulation
- Recognition and treatment of maternal complications.
- Delivery Complications
- Postpartum complications
- Maternal Medications
- Fetal monitoring
- Administration of blood products
- Fluid replacement
- Trauma scoring systems
- Recognize and manage critical trauma injuries
- Predictable patterns of injury due to mechanisms.
- Burn assessment and management
- Identify and interpret blood gases
- Ventilator settings and parameters
- Equipment, uses and troubleshooting
- Capnography waveforms
- Managing the rapidly deteriorating patient condition.
- Signs and symptoms of early versus late cardiac tamponade.
- Procedures pertaining to thoracic injuries.
- Needle thoracentesis, pericardiocentesis, thoracostomy tube placement, etc.
- Treatment and signs and symptoms of cardiac tamponade, tension pneumothorax, hemothorax, etc.
- Treatment and recognition of elevated intracranial pressure.
- Neuroprotective agents, vasoactive agents, loop diuretics, etc. and their uses, limitations, and contraindications.
- Types of strokes, their assessment and management
- Differentiation of signs and symptoms of head injuries,
- Intracranial Pressure monitoring, cerebral perfusion pressures.
- Mechanism of Injury and head injury dynamics.
- Spinal cord injuries and management
- Knowledge of cardiovascular disease, cardiac anomalies and their treatment.
- 12 lead EKG's
- EKG changes associated with drug, electrolyte, or medical conditions.
- Cardiac Anatomy/Physiology
- Cardiac Pharmacology
- Thrombolytic therapy
- A basic understanding of intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) mechanics and troubleshooting/contraindications.
- Hemodynamic monitoring
- Arterial line management
- Pacing, synchronized cardioversion, defibrillation, and medications
Pediatric and Neonatal
- Pediatric and Neonatal resuscitation
- Physiological and anatomical differences
- Congenital abnormalities
- Pediatric assessment
- Recognition and treatment of conditions and complications
- Transitional circulation
- Respiratory and Airway differences
- Common medical and trauma emergencies
- Vascular access
- Pediatric psychosocial issues
- Non-accidental trauma
- Isolette use in transport
EXAM OUTLINE OF MAJOR SUBJECTS (TP-C)Trauma Combat Casualty Care Methodology
- TCCC/ C-TECC Methodology
- Hemorrhage Control
- Medication Administration
- Neurological emergencies
- Trauma Management
- Remote Assessment/Surrogate Care
- ICS/Chain of Command/Interface with EMS
- Tactical Team Operations
- Medical Mission Analysis
- Legal Aspects of TEMS
- Force Health Protection
- Environmental Factors
- Injuries and Complications of Less Lethal Weapons
- Canine Management