Critical Care Paramedic (CCP)

A Critical Care Paramedic (CCP) is a licensed Paramedic that completes a standardized Critical Care Paramedic educational curriculum through an approved training program and operates at an expanded scope in the provision of critical care interfacility transports. The Critical Care Paramedic Training Programs at the University of Iowa and the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) are currently approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Region 11 EMS System.

UMBC Critical Care Emergency Medical Transport Program (CCEMTP)
University of Iowa Critical Care Paramedic (CCP) Program

The Critical Care Paramedic has additional education to administer medication and operate equipment at a scope of practice beyond paramedic level training in order to manage critical patient transports.  This includes the use of a ventilator, infusion pumps with administration of medication drips, maintenance of chest tubes, and other equipment and treatment, such as, but not limited to: arterial lines; accessing central lines; patient assessment and titration of intravenous pump medications, including additional active interventions necessary in providing care to the patient receiving treatment with advanced equipment and medications.  Critical Care Paramedics are credentialed by the Region 11 EMS System to work in an IDPH approved Critical Care Transport (CCT) Program.

IDPH Rules and Administrative Code: Critical Care Transport