Pediatric & Neonatal Critical Care Transport Program
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.
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.
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.
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.
Please check the individual registration forms for the fee.
a course developed by Johns Hopkins Hospital and UMBC