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Critical Care Paramedic
CRN: 32963
Location: To Be Announced
Course/Section: EMSC519 300
Date: 07/24/2023 - 03/30/2024
Instructor: McCulloch Mark
Contact Hrs: 135 hours

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.
   •  The class will meet Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:00pm to 9:00pm from July 24th to October 18th.
   •  Sessions on July 31, August 7, 9, 30 are required face to face. All other Monday/Wednesday sessions can be joined remotely via MS Teams from another DMACC location, home, etc?
   •  Saturday September 16th the class will meet from 8:00am-5:00pm to complete lab activities.
   •  Additional field activities will be required.
   •  Payment plan possible; contact mjbruscher@dmacc.edu
   •  Contact ddickhaut@dmacc.edu for more details.

Available Seats: 1     Fees: $1,500.00
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