Critical Care Education

Next session starts Fall 2017!


This course is designed to introduce the framework of critical care patient management to paramedics and other health care personnel who need to provide practical and effective care to the fragile patient.

This intensive course is provided by EMS providers with years of critical care experience in both the ground and aeromedical environment as well as expert Physicians and other advanced practice providers. Lecture focuses on developing an understanding of advanced pathophysiology, diagnostics, pharmacodynamics, advanced ventilator management, hemodynamic monitoring, management of an intra-aortic balloon pump, ECMO, tertiary ICU level evidence based practices, and keen awareness of the dynamic nature of advanced patient management.

Students will apply the didactic information during simulation in HCMC’s state of the art simulation center. Hands on practical skills will be developed through procedural skill labs. Skills the students will perform are chest tube insertion, central line insertion, arterial line insertion, hemodynamic pressure monitoring, pericardiocentesis, escharotomy, ultrasound, and surgical airway placement.

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Sneak Peek

Respiratory Lectures

Anatomy and Physiology


The Failing Patient

NIV Part 1

NIV Part 2

NIV Part 3

 Invasive Ventilation - Part 1

Invasive Ventilation - Part 2a

Invasive Ventilation Part 2b

Invasive Ventilation Part 3



1.  Introduction to 12-Lead Interpreatation

2.  Analyzing the 12-Lead (1)

3.  Analyzing the 12-Lead (2)

4.  The EKG in acute MI (1)

5.  The EKG in acute MI (2)

6.  Bundle Branch Blocks and Sqarbossa

Practice EKG's 

Wolfe Parkinson White Syndrome

Brugada Syndrome

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