Critical Care Transport Course

This course takes place over 96 hours and covers a wide array of critical care/emergency medicine topics to include the following:

  • Basic and advanced airway management
  • Pulmonology and ventilator management
  • Cardiovascular A and P with advanced therapies (IABP/VAD)
  • Hemodynamic monitoring
  • Critical care pharmacology
  • Neurologic emergencies and monitoring techniques
  • Advanced trauma assessment
  • Radiology (x-ray and CT)
  • Lab interpretation
  • Infectious disease and sepsis management
  • Multi-organ dysfunction
  • Pediatric and neonatal transport considerations
  • Air medical operations, flight physiology and safety

This course is geared to prepare experienced clinicians for a career in critical care transport while preparing them for advanced certifications such as CFRN or FP-C.


2020 Classroom Dates

  • June 10, 17, 24
  • July 8, 15, 22, 29
  • August 5, 12, 19, 26
  • September 2 

This course will run from 8am-5pm, with a 1-hour lunch break.


Class Details

  • Location: UW Health Emergency Education Center, 610 N. Whitney Way, B30, Madison
  • Cost: $1,250, includes textbook
  • Registration: Please complete the application packet (pdf) and return to You also may fax the application and materials to (608) 265-4429 or mail them to:
    • UW Emergency Education Center
      610 N. Whitney Way, Suite 430
      Madison, WI 53705

All applications are due by May 1, 2020, but the course will have a rolling admissions process in which UW Health EEC staff will evaluate applications during the week(s) of:

  • October 7, 2019
  • December 9, 2019
  • February 3, 2020

An email will be sent the following week after the above-mentioned dates to update students to their status with the UW Health EEC CCT course.


Critical Care Minimum Requirements

  • Must be at least 21 years of age by the date of enrollment
  • Must possess a high school diploma or its equivalent (GED)
  • Currently practicing as a paramedic, registered nurse or respiratory therapist
  • Must have a least two (2) years of experience in a high-call volume as an advanced life support provider.
  • Current certifications:
    • BLS - Healthcare provider
    • ACLS
    • PALS

Note: If this course has fewer than six appropriate applicants by May 2, 2020, it will be canceled.