12-Week Distributive Critical Care Course

This 12-week distributive-hybrid, online course is going to be held from August 15, 2022, to November 18, 2022. This dynamic course will be an exploration of principles related to critical care transport, safety, resuscitation (including airway), trauma and burns, medical emergencies (including pharmacology), and special populations. This course is delivered in partnership with Lake Regions EMS and LIfe LInk III and is supported by current, evidence-based medical facts that allow for a multi-purpose application, i.e. certification in an advanced specialty, new and current knowledge acquisition, and clinical practice application.

The course is delivered via the FlightBridgeED University EMerge LMS over 12 weeks. The course will be delivered in weekly blocks, with discussion-post led education modules, research paper evaluation, test-taking strategy, and periodic knowledge assessment sessions within each week. Each week will be self-paced, with required participation on weekly discussion boards. All weekly modules for that specific week must be completed in the week they are assigned. All discussion boards will be compulsory to pass this course; no exceptions.

This course fulfills all requirements for the FP-C, CCP-C, CFRN, and CTRN exam preparation and recertification. Along with the State of Wisconsin Emergency Medical Services and Kentucky Board of EMS Critical Care Endorsement for initial and recertification. There will be an 8-hour post-course hands-on lab day that will cover the following:

  • Mechanical Ventilation Master Class Workshop
  • Advanced Airway Management and Resuscitation Breakout
  • Suction Assisted Laryngeal Airway Decontamination – S.A.L.A.D. Breakout
  • Pharmacology in Rapid Sequence Intubation
  • Surgical Airway Breakout
  • Advanced Hemodynamics and IABP Therapy Breakout

*see our Exam Pass Commitment™ for complete program details.

Course Content

Flight Physiology is a core subject that encompasses concepts consistently applied in both testing and clinical environments within the critical care pre-hospital setting. The section will cover gas laws, gas law implications, stressors of flight, atmospheres, stages of hypoxia, decompression, and time of useful consciousness.

Oxygenation Physiology is a core subject that encompasses concepts consistently applied in both testing and clinical environments within the critical care pre-hospital setting. The section will cover aerobic and anaerobic respiration, oxygen delivery, oxygen consumption, and carbon dioxide (CO2) diffusion.

This is an extensive look at acid-base balance, with a deep focus on the critical care medicine application. Acid-base balance is a core subject that encompasses concepts consistently applied in both testing and clinical environments within the critical care pre-hospital setting. The section will cover the four metabolic disorders, labs that dictate acid-base balance, extensive base excess evaluation, with a focus on what fills the anion gap, and the anion gap calculation formulas.

Respiratory emergencies are standard core subjects that encompass concepts consistently applied in both testing and clinical environments within the critical care pre-hospital setting. The section will cover standard respiratory emergencies, assessment, treatment, and chest X-Ray evaluation and diagnosis.

Advanced Airway Management is a core subject that encompasses concepts consistently applied in both testing and clinical environments within the critical care pre-hospital setting. The section will cover advanced airway management and rapid sequence intubation, with clinical application, test-taking tips, and new evidence-based practice discussion.

Mechanical ventilation is a core subject that encompasses concepts consistently applied in both testing and clinical environments within the critical care pre-hospital setting. The section will cover basic and intermediate ventilation concepts, techniques, and approaches related to the transport environment.

This is an extensive look at acid-base balance, with a deep focus on the critical care medicine application. Acid-base balance is a core subject that encompasses concepts consistently applied in both testing and clinical environments within the critical care pre-hospital setting. The section will cover the four metabolic disorders, labs that dictate acid-base balance, extensive base excess evaluation, with a focus on what fills the anion gap, and the anion gap calculation formulas.

Endocrine, Hematology, Renal u0026 Sepsis topics encompass concepts consistently applied in both testing and clinical environments within the critical care pre-hospital setting.

This is a full Master Class on Cardiac Physiology, with a comprehensive look into 12 lead interpretations. This module will give you a great foundation, from basic to advanced 12 lead interpretation, with a huge focus on current evidence-based practice and the newest diagnostic equivalents seen in cardiology today!

The topic of advanced hemodynamics encompasses concepts consistently applied in both testing and clinical environments within the critical care pre-hospital setting. This section will cover pressure line setup, central lines, pulmonary artery catheters (swans), hemodynamic parameter evaluation, and application (CVP, RV S/D, PA S/D, PCWP, SVR, Q, CI), shock evaluation, and core resuscitation application in the transport environment.

IABP therapy is a core subject that encompasses concepts consistently applied in both testing and clinical environments within the critical care pre-hospital setting.

Trauma is a core subject that encompasses concepts consistently applied in both testing and clinical environments within the critical care pre-hospital setting. The section will cover mechanism of injury considerations, airway management assessment in trauma, penetrating and blunt trauma assessment, burn assessment, burn management, the consensus formula, the Parkland formula, and core resuscitation endpoints utilized in trauma.

Environmental-Toxicology is a core subject that encompasses concepts consistently applied in both testing and clinical environments within the critical care pre-hospital setting. The section will cover heat and cold emergencies, near drowning, drowning, and other common environmental treatments.  In addition, we cover toxicological and metabolic ingestion, environmental toxicology, bites, stings, and common antidotes seen in the emergency environment.

OB/GYN is a core subject that encompasses concepts consistently applied in both testing and clinical environments within the critical care pre-hospital setting. The section will cover a variety of topics related to the emergent OB emergency that’s often seen in the pre-hospital environment.

Neonatal and pediatric emergencies are both core subjects that encompass concepts consistently applied in both testing and clinical environments within the critical care pre-hospital setting. The section will cover differences seen in the neonatal and pediatric patient population, common treatment considerations, birth defects, heart defects, and core resuscitation concepts.

The Interpreting Laboratory Values Master Class takes an in-depth look into the Basic Metabolic Panel, Comprehensive Metabolic Panel, Complete Blood Count, and many ancillary labs such as Serum Osmolality, Urine Specific Gravity, Troponin, CK-MB, and more.  In addition, we finish off this laboratory study with our acid-base balance blitz, with a deep focus on the critical care medicine application. Laboratory values, including acid-base balance, are core subjects that encompass concepts consistently applied in both testing and clinical environments within the critical care pre-hospital setting.

Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) is a core topic related to the advanced certification exams including FP-C, CCP-C, CTRN, and CFRN. This module is worth based on the newest updated 12th edition standards that will be published in October, 2022.

This 12-week offering dives deep into critical thinking and application, with discussion boards as a feature component. Each week you will receive one discussion post that will require you to examine a case study. Each discussion response needs to be carefully thought out, with a thorough assessment, treatment plan, and question response at a minimum. Discussion post responses are compulsory and required to pass this course. There are no exceptions. Each week you must post your initial response by Wednesday at 11:59 CST. You then must post a second response at a minimum some time throughout the remainder of the week, with any instructor responses with questions to your post responses answered within the week.


Technical Requirements

  • Screen size:

A minimum of 1024×600. That is the average size of a netbook. You probably won’t want to view your course on a smaller screen than that – although, it is absolutely possible. A strong WiFi connection is required. No video content can be downloaded.

Total price

FP-C / CFRN or CCP-C Exam Prep and Advanced Practice Update Book

The definitive, comprehensive review book encompassing a thorough OUTLINE and overview of critical care concepts pertaining to the CFRN, CTRN, FP-C, and CCP-C advanced certification exams and gives the candidate an excellent overview of all critical care core topics covered on these certification exams.

Ventilator Management: A Pre-Hospital Perspective

A comprehensive look at ventilator management strategies as it relates to emergency medicine and pre-hospital transport in both EMS and HEMS industries.

Ventilator Management: Advanced Concepts in Critical Care

A thought-provoking book that will dissect ventilator management concepts within critical care medicine, with a focus on intermediate and advanced mechanical ventilation concepts.

FP-C/CFRN® Practice Exam Simulation™

The FlightBridgeED Online Practice Exams are an important part of the exam preparation process. We have created an exam interface that mimics what you will experience when you take your exam.

CCP-C Practice Exam Simulation™

The FlightBridgeED Online Practice Exams are an important part of the exam preparation process. We have created an exam interface that mimics what you will experience when you take your exam.

  • Awarded CE Hours:100 CE hours on completion
  • Access Period:1 Year
  • Purpose:Flight Paramedic (FP-C), Critical Care Paramedic (CCP-C), Certified Flight Nurse (CFRN) Exam Preparation and Continuing Education, Wisconsin Critical Care Endorsement, and Kentucky Critical Care Endorsement
  • Topics:Advanced Topics in Critical Care - 12 Week
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