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Critical Care/Surface Transport CREW COURSE

Upcoming Class!


The Air Medical Crew or Critical Care/Surface Transport Course is a six-day/40+ hour instruction class. The Air Medical Crew course meets and exceeds the Florida State 64J-1.005 requirements for air medical education and is based on the DOT National Standard Curriculum and Guidelines for Air Medical Crew Course Education. Some of the topics covered are aircraft & LZ safety, preventing pilot & crew error, flight physiology, crew requirements, communications, survival, and fitness. Other topics covered are patient assessment and management of medical emergencies, respiratory, cardiac, neurological, orthopedic, trauma, burn patients, shock, obstetrical, and pediatrics.


Critical Care/Surface Transport "The dual-track Critical Care Paramedic and Critical Care Transport Nurse program offered by The Rescue Company 1 embraces a dynamic hybrid approach, encompassing three distinct phases. The initial phase, the Critical Care Transport Academy, serves as the foundational component, providing a comprehensive understanding of critical care principles.

This class is geared for licensed physicians, RN's, and paramedics who strive to achieve a higher level of education and medical expertise. This training will enhance the capabilities to function safely and effectively in the air-medical environment. Additionally, this class is a good indoctrination for those wishing to enter the flight critical care world. The Florida Bureau approves the Air Medical Crew Course of EMS for Continuing Education credits (CEU's) (See attached agenda).

"The Air Medical Crew Critical Care/Surface Transport Course provided by The Rescue Company 1 is thoughtfully structured as a hybrid program, unfolding in three distinct phases. The first phase, the online Critical Care Transport Academy, lays a solid foundation in critical care principles, which is essential for the transport medical field. The Critical Care Transport Academy second phase, participants engage in four immersive in-person days focused on advanced transport medicine and skills.


The air medical student will complete the Air Medical Crew phase that will finish with two immersive in-person days focused on Aviation Survival and Shallow Water Egress Training, as well as Helicopter Underwater Egress Training. These specialized training sessions are crucial for ensuring the safety and effectiveness of air medical crew members operating in diverse environments.

The Critical Care/Surface Transport student will complete finish with two immersive in-person days focused on EMS Point-of-Care Ultrasound. Point-of-Care Ultrasound has emerged as a valuable tool for clinicians, aiding in the effective management of acutely ill or injured patients.

The third phase is voluntary, offered optionally, offers flexibility while maintaining the program's rigorous standards. This phase involves either in-person or virtual instruction, spanning three days and culminating in an IBSC examination. Paramedics can undertake an in-person IBSC exam, underscoring their readiness for the unique challenges posed by air medical scenarios.

The entirety of this program exemplifies The Rescue Company 1's commitment to comprehensive and specialized training, equipping air medical crew members with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in their critical roles. From foundational care principles to survival training and advanced review, this course embodies the multifaceted demands of the air medical field."

Certifications Earned

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Flight Nurse Pipeline

Student Prerequisites

  • Be at least 18 years of age on the date of enrollment. 

  • Possess a high school diploma or its equivalent (GED). 

  • Possess a valid EMT-Paramedic license or certification with at least one (1) year experience as a Paramedic, RN , MD/DO, ARNP, PA or RT.

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