Paramedic Critical Care & Flight Paramedic Preparatory Course

This course is designed to prepare you for the  IBSC/BCCTPC certification Exam. The 4 day program is developed to improve knowledge and patient care in all aspects of specialty EMS across a wide variety of applications. This is achieved by providing hands on training and knowledge which ultimately lead to better patient outcomes in the Critical Care Transport Environment. The objective of this training is to prepare students to sit the International Board of Specialist Care exams. Exams are developed that are responsive to the needs of the paramedic community. The BCCTPC is a subsidiary of the International Board of Specialty Certification.

This course is designed to meet, or exceed the recommended materials review set forth by the certifying bodies who confer the FP-C, CFRN, as well as the CCP-C advanced certifications. Attending this course will allow the student to understand their strengths, and weaknesses in order guide final preparations for certification exam attempts. The student will also receive valuable test-taking tips based on feedback from former students who successfully passed their certification exams.
The programme will be delivered by Eric and Ashley Bauer of Flight Bridge ED. FlightBridgeED is led by Eric Bauer, MBA, FP-C, CCP-C, C-NPT, with 14 years of critical care pre-hospital experience in both ground and air medial transport, and years as a national level speaker and educator. Eric is the author and host of the award winning FlightBridgeED podcast series and is dedicated to personally investing in each student’s success. Ashley Bauer, MSN, MBA, APRN, NP-C, CEN brings extensive experience in emergency critical care nursing, air medical transport and is a practicing family and emergency department nurse practitioner. Her experience in nursing and advanced practice nursing brings a high level of content delivery and an added benefit not seen in other courses.

Eligibility

It is intended for participants who provide immediate on-site emergency medical support at disaster scenes (air/rail/road incidents) and mass gatherings (concerts, sports events, festivals). Suitable candidates include (but are not limited to) doctors, nurses, paramedics, EMTs, first responders, voluntary first-aiders, health and safety staff and event promoters

 

Course content

Using a combination of lectures, video presentations, discussions, basic and advanced skills demonstrations our experienced instructors deliver high quality information in a digestible manner.

For More details see FlightBridgeED_Ireland Course Full Agenda

Duration

The course will encompass 4 days of lecture, test taking strategy, and periodic knowledge assessment sessions. FlightBridgeED is the only company in the world that offers a podcast series to supplement their course. The FlightBridgeED podcast focuses on all core critical care content that’s relevant for the FP-C, CCP-C, CFRN and CTRN exams and is free to anyone wanting to listen and download. This added tool gives students consistent content reinforcement and strengthens retention.

Certification

This programme is developed to prepare attendees to sit the International Board of Specialist Care Exam in the following disciplines:

Certified Flight Paramedic (FP-C)

Certified Critical Care Paramedic (CCP-C)

It is recommended that candidates take some time to review and digest the course materials before taking the exam. We believe it’s best to schedule and take your exam within 2 weeks after the commencement of the preparatory course. We encourage each student to continue preparing via our online practice exams. These practice exams are included in your course registration and offer you ample time for additional preparation. These exams simulate your testing environment with questions similar to actual exam questions. Each attempt is followed by your review of the test, with rationale for each question missed. We have had over 1,800 attempts at our simulation exams with the average cumulative score being 72.4%. This translates to a difficult exam that will continually challenge you and strengthen your test-taking abilities so you can pass your exam the first time around.

Instructors

We believe in consistent instruction and delivery of core critical care content. Based on that, Eric and Ashley Bauer will always be your primary instructors. FlightBridgeED is led by Eric Bauer, MBA, FP-C, CCP-C, C-NPT, with 14 years of critical care pre-hospital experience in both ground and air medial transport, and years as a national level speaker and educator. Eric is the author and host of the award winning FlightBridgeED podcast series and is dedicated to personally investing in each student’s success. Ashley Bauer, MSN, MBA, APRN, NP-C, CEN brings extensive experience in emergency critical care nursing, air medical transport and is a practicing family and emergency department nurse practitioner. Her experience in nursing and advanced practice nursing brings a high level of content delivery and an added benefit not seen in other courses.

Course materials

  • FP-C | CFRN Exam Prep & Advanced Practice Update Manual – #1 Best Seller in Transport Medicine
  • A.S.T. Exam Prep Book – 380 questions based on the FP-C, CCP-C, CFRN and CTRN exams
  • Access to our online practice exams – Timed, random 125-question test with rationale
  • 20 CEU hours, approved and awarded for CEU’s for nurse and paramedics

Pre-course Preperation

The FlightBridgeED podcast focuses on all core critical care content that’s relevant for the FP-C, CCP-C, CFRN and CTRN exams and is useful to gain an understanding of content before attending the course. This added tool gives students consistent content reinforcement and strengthens retention after the 4 days.

https://www.flightbridgeed.com/index.php/podcasts

https://www.youtube.com/user/FlightBridgeED

CPD/CEU credits?

This course has been reviewed, and approved as the IBSC for initial FP-C & CCP-C certification. Our nursing CEU’s are awarded through the Air and Surface Transport Nurses Association (ASTNA), the California Board of Nursing, and Kentucky Board of Nursing. Paramedic CEU hours are awarded through the Accreditation Council of Continuing Education for Emergency Medical Services (ACEEMS) and the National Association of EMS Educator.

Cost;

The cost of the 4 day program is €1250*. This cost includes lunches each day.

*There is a separate charge to complete the IBSC/BCCTPC certification Exam. There is a secure center near the training facility that can be accessed by students wishing to sit the online exam. We recommend this be done within 2 weeks of completing Paramedic Critical Care & Flight Paramedic Preparatory Course.

Feel free to contact Glen via glen.ellis@codeblue.ie with any questions or queries.

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