Professional Development

Ride Along Program, Critical Care Courses and Seminars

Boston MedFlight is one component of a much bigger critical care delivery team that includes clinicians and caregivers from our region’s hospitals, fire personnel, police, first responders, paramedics and EMTs. If we all understand each other’s operations, roles and responsibilities, the better care and service we will provide to our patients and their families. And at the end of the day, that’s all that matters.

To give other professionals in the critical care continuum the opportunity to get to know us, we developed our educational and development programs. The goal is to provide our partners in care with a detailed understanding of our environment and our capabilities.

The Boston MedFlight Ride Along Program provides the opportunity to accompany our teams in our aircraft and ground transport vehicles. First developed as a training tool for potential Boston MedFlight employees, we now offer Ride Alongs to first-responder partners and hospital-based clinicians (including nurses and physicians doing residencies or fellowships).

Conferences and Specialty Care Courses:

Boston MedFlight, a nonprofit critical care medical transport organization that partners with a consortium of Boston-area hospitals offers specialized courses for healthcare professionals and emergency first responders looking to improve or add to their critical care skill sets.

FCCS: The Fundamentals of Critical Care Support (FCCS) course is sponsored by the Society of Critical Care Medicine and provides exposure to the essential principles of critical care. The course, which consists of lectures and skill stations, offers guidance for decision making in the care of critically ill patients during the initial hours of management.

PFCCS: The Pediatric Fundamentals of Critical Care Support (PFCCS) course, sponsored by the Society of Critical Care Medicine, includes lectures and skill stations that address the core components of the early management of critically ill, pediatric patients.

Here is a list of our upcoming courses. Online registration will be made available as the course date approaches: 

** Please note:  Registration links are BELOW each course description. **

Please double-check to make sure you are registering for the correct course.

Dec

17
IFT: Inter-Facility Transport Medicine

CANCELLED
This 4 hour course provides for the transport care giver:

  • Post tPA administration risks and how to minimize those risks
  • Hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke management
  • Introduce the mechanisms of common antihypertensive medications 
  • Pathophysiology of aortic dissection
  • Principles of impulse control and management agents 

Jan

23
Introduction to Mechanical Ventilation

6 Hour course reviewing the basics of respiratory anatomy and physiology, indications for artificial ventilation, basic mechanical ventilation functions

CAPCE approved for 6 hours Continuing Education all levels.  
Prior to attending: I understand that BMF as a requirement of CAPCE accreditation will submit a record of my course completions to the CAPCE AMS. I further understand that my 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 bases. In addition, I understand that I may review my record of CAPCE accredited course completions by contacting CAPCE
6 contact hours have been approved by the Air and Surface Transport Nurses' Association, ASTNA is an approved provider for the California Board of Registered Nursing CEP 13575
Register

Feb

11
Applications of Mechanical Ventilation

The Applications course is a 4 hour workshop designed as a practical follow up from the Intro to Mechanical Ventilation Course. Knowledge and skills from the Intro course are applied in a workshop setting with hands on scenarios.  

  • Real-world scenarios and cases 
  • Application of the advanced principles and critical thinking applications of mechanical ventilation. 
  • Function more efficiently and effectively when managing a patient
  • Alternative ventilation strategies and pharmacological interventions. 
This is not an entry level course for the inexperienced provider. Students enrolling in the Applications course must have previous experience with respiratory management, mechanical ventilation or courses including: Introduction to Mechanical Ventilation, Mechanical Ventilation I or Fundamental Critical Care Support course.   
Register

Feb

24 - 25
PFCCS

The Pediatric FCCS course has presentations dealing with: Pedi assessment, Transport, Mechanical ventilation, Poisoning, Trauma, Post-Operative Care, Sedation/Analgesia, Shock, and Hemorrhage Control, among others. Both FCCS and P-FCCS courses have skill stations and small breakout sessions each day. The content of both courses is appropriate for Physicians, ICU/ED Nurses, Paramedics and other higher level health care providers. This course is provided by the Society of Critical Care Medicine. 
Approved for 16 hours (CAPCE) 14.75 (Nsg)
ASTNA Nursing CEU approved.
Please note: This is not a critical care certification course, but a certificate of successful completion will be awarded by SCCM. 
Register

Apr

14 - 15
Difficult Airway Course for EMS

Boston MedFlight and Center For Medics will offer the definitive emergency airway course on April 14 and 15, 2020.  Learn the full range of airway management techniques, work with expert faculty who know the unique challenges facing EMS providers, practice decision-making and airway techniques, and face the most challenging patient scenarios in a no-risk environment.  Watch for more information on this great clinical education opportunity. 
(Registration is through ProEMS)
Register

To qualify for our Ride Along Program, you must:

  • Be employed by an EMS agency or hospital in the Boston MedFlight service area and have been in good standing with your employer for at least one year
  • Not have participated in a Ride Along at any time within the past 36 months
  • Weigh less than 210 lbs fully clothed (helicopter Ride Alongs only)
  • Not suffer from motion sickness (helicopter Ride Alongs only)
  • If you’re interested in a Ride Along, contact us.