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Pediatric & Neonatal Critical Care Transport Program




Program Goals

The Pediatric and Neonatal Critical Care Transport Program is designed to prepare paramedics and nurses to function as members of a pediatric and/or neonatal critical care transport team. Critical pediatric/neonatal patients that must be transported between facilities require a different level of care from hospital or emergency field patients.

Participants will gain an understanding of the special needs of pediatric and neonatal critical patients during transport, become familiar with the purpose and mechanisms of hospital procedures and equipment, and develop the skills to maintain the stability of hospital equipment and procedures during transport.

Curriculum Design

The PNCCT 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 PNCCT Manual is a curriculum divided into broad sections. Each section 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.

Participants

The Pediatric and Neonatal Critical Care Transport Program brings paramedics and nurses together in an effort to bridge the gap between prehospital and hospital care. The result is a specialized care provider that has an understanding of both aspects of pediatric and neonatal patient care, and uses the understanding to provide the highest level of care to critical patients during transport.

Paramedic requirements: Recommended one (1) year as a paramedic, current certifications in CPR, NRP, and PALS/PEPP.

Nurse requirements: Recommended one (1) years as a nurse, current certifications in CPR, NRP, and PALS/ENPC.

Continuing Education Hours

UMBC, as a requirement of CAPCE accreditation, will submit a record of course completions to the CAPCE AMS. Course completion records may be accessed by or shared with such regulators as state EMS offices, training officers, and NREMT on a password-protected need-to-know basis. In addition, students may review their record of CAPCE-accredited course completions by contacting CAPCE.

0 Tuition:

Please check the individual registration forms for the fee.

Johns Hopkins Hospital UMBC
a course developed by Johns Hopkins Hospital and UMBC