Scheduled Dates

11/5/2017 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM Sun
11/6/2017 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM Mon
11/7/2017 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM Tue
11/8/2017 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM Wed
11/9/2017 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM Thu
11/10/2017 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM Fri
11/11/2017 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM Sat
11/12/2017 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM Sun
11/13/2017 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM Mon
11/14/2017 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM Tue
11/15/2017 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM Wed
11/16/2017 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM Thu
11/17/2017 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM Fri
11/18/2017 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM Sat
11/19/2017 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM Sun
11/20/2017 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM Mon

This event has ended and is no longer available for new enrollments.

CCEMTP -- Critical Care Emergency Medical Transport Program

Dates: 11/5/2017 to 11/20/2017
Schedule: Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM

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Located in : Center for Emergency Medicine, Fifth Floor
Instructor: John Pierce

Regular Student: $1,050.00

The CCEMT-P course is designed to prepare paramedics and nurses to function as members of a critical care transport team. The program attempts to bridge the gap between pre-hospital and in hospital care; resulting in a specialized provider who has both the understanding of the aspects of caring for a critically ill patient and has the ability to provide the highest level of care to the critically ill patient during transport.

The class meets for two (2) weeks everyday from 8am to 6pm. Most classes take place at the Center for Emergency Medicine Office of Education in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh, PA.

Preregistration is mandatory for this program. Once registered, students will receive more specific class information such as a course schedule and information about overnight accommodations in the Pittsburgh area.

Curriculum Design 
The CCEMTP Program is designed to provide the basic educational foundation required for specialists transporting critical care patients. The CCEMTP Manual is a curriculum 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.

Agenda topics include: Lab Data, Flight Concerns and Physiology, Cardiology and Mechanical Devices (balloon, ECMO, VAD), Pharmacology, Hemodynamic Monitoring, Invasive Lines and Blood Administration, Airway, Mechanical Ventilation and RSI, Sepsis/MODS, 12-lead, Radiography, GI/GU/Renal, Pediatrics, Obstetrics, Trauma and Burn Care, Hematology, and Endocrinology.

Location: Most classes will be held at the Center for Emergency Medicine, 230 McKee Place, Suite 500, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.

Recommended CCEMTP Text: 

Critical Care Transport, AAOS. Jones and Bartlett, Sudbury, MA, c2011. 
Critical Care Nursing: A Holistic Approach, Patricia Gonce Morton, eds., 9th ed., Philadelphia: Lippincott, c2008.
(Any critical care text can be used to prepare the student for the course.)

Recommended Prerequisites:
Paramedics: One (1) year as a paramedic, current certifications in CPR, ACLS, ITLS or PHTLS, and PALS or PEPP.
Nurses: One (1) year as a nurse, current certifications in CPR, ACLS, PALS, and ITLS/PHTLS or TNCC.


For additional information, please contact:
John Pierce - or (412) 647-4648

The Critical Care Emergency Medical Transport Paramedic (CCEMTP) program is owned by the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). The CCEMTP program is offered by the Center for Emergency Medicine under license. 

Additional Information

Thank you for registering for the November 5-20, 2017 CCEMT-P course that is scheduled at the Center for Emergency Medicine of Western Pennsylvania, Inc© in Pittsburgh.  We are delighted that you are interested in participating in this course and are happy to provide this level of content to expand or refresh your knowledge.


Course Dates and Times:

The course is scheduled to start on November 5th at 08:00.  The final schedule is not yet complete but you should expect to be in class from 8:00am to 6:00pm on all assigned class days. See attached draft agenda. All schedules are subject to change.


Lodging and Food:

The Center for Emergency Medicine of Western Pennsylvania, Inc© is not able to provide housing for students and it is up to the student to work out any and all housing accommodations.  Included in this email is a list of local hotels that are within a reasonable driving distance for the Center which is located on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh, PA. Refreshments will be provided during course breaks. There are many restaurants in the area for meals each day.



Please visit our website for directions to the Center from the airport and via ground transportation. The closest airport is Pittsburgh International and there is pay parking in Oakland. Please plan on arriving at classes early enough to find suitable parking.



The current textbook that we recommend for this course is AAOS Critical Care Paramedic.  We do not sell text books but they may be ordered on You will receive a binder with all student notes printed that correspond to the lectures as part of your course fee on the first day of class, therefore a text book is not required.


Refund Policy

Requests for refunds must be made in writing or email at least 14 working days prior to the course. A $150.00 cancellation fee applies. No refunds are issued for cancellations made later than 14 days prior to the course or for failure to attend the course. In the event of course cancellation, participants will be notified as soon as possible and a full refund will be issued.


Student resource disks will be mailed 60 days prior to course start to your physical address on file with us. Contact us if this is not a good address to receive your disks. Please review the following on arrival: 2017 Course Overview, CCEMTP Pre-Course Self-Assessment, and everything in the Introduction Folder.  These disks contain the notes, objectives, policies, and handouts you will use during the course. The UMBC Student Resource Disk cost $150.00 each and in the case you cancel your registration no refund can be issued until the disk is returned unopened.


We are excited to have you participate in this course and look forward to seeing you in class.  If there is anything that we can do to help or any questions that we can answer for you please do not hesitate to contact us.  Thank you for your time and interest.


I look forward to meeting you soon, call my cell with any questions 610-656-8838.

CCEMTP Draft Agenda 2016.xlsx

Hotel List and Info from Past Students.docx

Hiltpn Garden Inn - UPMC Booking Instructions .docx

John Pierce


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