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Critical Care Transport Review Program

The YNHH Center for EMS Critical Care Transport Review Program is designed for licensed paramedics and registered nurses who wish to enhance their knowledge to practice critical care transport by ground or air, or those who wish to sit for any of the following board exams: CCP-C, FP-C, CFRN, or CTRN. It is highly recommended providers have a minimum of three years’ experience to register. This course will be a combination of distributive, in-class, practical and clinical learning.


Program Schedule

The program currently runs two times per year. Over the course of 10 weeks, students will have weekly online assignments including web-based interactive lectures. Once a week, students will have the opportunity to meet in-person at our campus at 77 Willow St., New Haven, for case studies, practical skills and high-fidelity simulations. The lab days are designed to both supplement the key concepts from didactic learning and to provide tangible application of pertinent skills.

In-person lab days are instructed by a variety of experienced providers including critical care flight paramedics and nurses, EMS-Is, ICU nurses, specialty nurse educators, device representatives, Yale University professors, pharmacists and physicians. Students will also have the opportunity to have hands-on training with advanced devices like a transport isolette and cardiac Impella.

Students will be awarded 80 hours of CME credit by the CT Department of Health, Office of Emergency Medical Services upon successful completion of the program. The program is also approved by IBSC to provide the required 16 hours of in-person continuing education for recertification of the FP-C and CCP-C. 

The next cohort will begin Feb. 23, 2024 and run through May 3, 2024. Please visit GoSignMeUp to register.

Program Content

Program content is guided by the recommended topic review listed by various board exams. Content includes, but is not limited to the following topics:

  • Aircraft Fundamentals and Flight Physiology
  • Airway Management and Mechanical Ventilation
  • Radiology and Lab Data Interpretation
  • Critical Care Pharmacology
  • Central Lines and Hemodynamics
  • Neurological Assessment and Interventions including Intracranial Pressure Management with devices such as External Ventricular Drains
  • Trauma Management including Thoracostomy, Escharotomy, and Blood Products
  • Cardiac Devices including Left Ventricular Assist Devices, Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumps, and Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
  • Acid-Base Balance
  • OB and Pediatrics including Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring, Post-Partum Hemorrhage Management, and Neonatal Resuscitation 

Clinical Rotations

Students will have the opportunity to complete both observational clinical rotations, and observational critical care ride shifts at Yale New Haven Health’s facilities and Critical Care Transport teams. One clinical shift and one ride time shift are required (as available within the YNHH system), and are scheduled through our Clinical Coordinator during the duration of the program.

Students must provide proof of vaccination for TDAP, flu, and COVID to participate in clinical rotations and ride times. Students are also responsible for obtaining and wearing EMS attire without insignias or logos.

Tuition and Enrollment

Tuition for the Critical Care Transport Review Program is $1,200 and includes the primary textbook. It does not, however, cover the cost to test for any subsequent board exams.* For more information on upcoming classes and to enroll, email Sara Preziosi. Enrollment can also be completed at GoSignMeUp

This is an educational program and completion does not guarantee board certification, and is not indicative of employment as a critical care provider.

* The cost of one BCEN exam attempt is covered for YNHH RNs through the Professional Nursing Certification Promotion Programs.