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The Blue Ridge Community College Public Safety Training Critical Care Paramedic and Flight Paramedic Review Program will meet requirements for maintaining existing CCP-C ® and FP-C ® credentials from the International Board of Specialty Certification. Additionally, the course is an excellent review for those wishing to learn more about the roles and function of Critical Care and Flight Paramedic providers.

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Blue Ridge Community College has been recognized by the International Board of Specialty Certification as an official institution to provide this critical care and flight paramedic education. The class consists of more than 50 hours of lectures and skills labs.

The Review Program is designed to provide the basic educational foundation required for specialists transporting critical care patients. In addition, it may serve as a springboard for those institutions looking to expand into critical care. The Review Course is 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.

No more than 25 students will be selected to participate in each class offering.

Minimum requirements to apply:

  • Licensed/certified as a paramedic (either state of National Registry)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider (current at time of course)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) (current at time of course)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) (current at time of course)

Preferred requirements to apply:

  • Advanced Trauma Course (PHTLS or ITLS)
  • Three years of experience in prehospital 911 or critical care transport work environment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to be a Paramedic to take the course?

Yes. State or nationally registered paramedics are eligible attend. Registered nurses, Respiratory Therapists, and Physicians may also attend.

I hold another critical care certification and need to obtain critical care CEU’s. Can I attend some lectures to obtain them?

Yes, however, you will still be charged the full fee for the course and will not receive a certificate of partial hours completed.

What other certifications do I need to have?

You must hold current ACLS, PALS or PEPP, and BLS credentials at the time of the course.

I just graduated from Paramedic school. Can I enroll in the course?

Yes, though paramedics who have at least one (1) year of experience have a higher rate of success on the CCP-C and FP-C exams. This is a rigorous course that covers advanced topics not covered in medic school. It is assumed that you have a strong baseline of experience in the 911 setting.

How much does the course cost?

Tuition is $180 plus the cost of your textbook. If you choose to take the CCP-C® or FP-C® after this course, those fees are not included in the cost of the course.

Can I get a refund?

Pursuant to 1E SBCCC 900.2 in the State Board of Community Colleges Code, the college shall refund registration fees under the following circumstances: If a student officially withdraws from the class prior to the first class session the student will receive 100% refund. NOTE: Official withdrawal requires written notification received by the Continuing Education Office prior to the first class session.

If a class is canceled due to insufficient enrollment, the student will receive 100% refund.

After a class begins and a student officially withdraws from the class prior to or on the 10% point of the scheduled class hours, the student will receive a 75% refund of the registration fee. NOTE: For most classes, the 10% point is the first class session. Written notification must be received by the Continuing Education office on the 10% date or 1st class session. Insurance Fees and technology fees are non-refundable.

Can you hold me a spot and I will pay at a later date?

We are sorry, but spots cannot be held until payment is received in full.

Do I need a computer for the course?

Yes, you will need a laptop or tablet with Internet capability. You will be able to access the Blue Ridge Community College My Courses system while on campus.

Will this class help me pass the FP-C or CCP-C Exam?

The CCP-C® and FP-C® exams are conducted by the BCCTPC and are designed to test the knowledge of experienced flight and critical care ground paramedics. Some critical care transport programs even require certification in order to apply and be a competitive candidate. This course is not specifically designed to help the student take and pass either of these exams. However, the course is designed to teach you the concepts of critical care and develop your clinical thought process. The successful student who is able to achieve that goal will be successful in the real world, as well as the aforementioned exams. The primary goal of the course is to develop the student’s clinical thinking, prepare for recredentialing, and not to just pass an exam.

When can I enroll and begin the live stream class?

You may enroll for a future course anytime within one (1) year of the desired class. Enrollment for all classes will close at the end of the first week of the class and any student who registers will be enrolled in the next class.

What if I miss a live lecture during the course?

These circumstances will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Who can I contact for further information?

You may email Steve Johnson, Blue Ridge Community College Critical Care Paramedic Review Couse Coordinator, at s_johnson24008@blueridge.edu if you have any further questions about the course.

Date/Time/Location:

Dates: January 23-29, 2023 and June 19-25, 2023
Time: 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Day(s): M, T, W, TH, F, S, SU
Campus: Hendersonville Health Sciences Building
Location: Hybrid: 8 hours online and remainder of course hours in person at the Blue Ridge Community College campus

Textbook:

AAOS’s Critical Care Transport, 2nd Edition (ISBN-13: 9781284040999)

Student Requirements:

Students must hold current certification or licensure as paramedic, nurse, respiratory therapist, or physician to participate in the course. One year or more experience in a prehospital 9-1-1, Emergency Department, MICU/CICU/CTICU setting, or a critical care transport setting is preferred.

Students must complete all 56 hours of the course for certificate of completion eligibility.

Payment:

Payment is not due until all the enrollment requirements are met and you have been officially enrolled in the course/program. Once you have been officially enrolled, you will receive a confirmation email that provides instructions for making payment and activating your Blue Ridge Community College account.

Contact Information:

publicsafetytraining@blueridge.edu

Steve Johnson, MHS, RN, NRP, CCP-C, CMTE
Program Coordinator
s_johnson24008@blueridge.edu
(828) 694-1732