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.
09 - 10
FCCS is a 2 day (16 hour) course
The goal of this course is to introduce principles important in the initial care of critically ill or injured patients to physicians, nurses and other healthcare providers who are not skilled in critical care, but, who must care for such a patient in anticipation of the arrival of an intensivist, or pending transport of the patient to a more suitable facility. During this course, the students will:
- Prioritize assessment needs for the critically ill or injured patient, select appropriate diagnostic tests.
- Identify and respond to significant changes in the unstable patient,
- Recognize and initiate management of acute life-threatening conditions, and
- Determine the need for expert consultation and/or patient transfer and preparing the practitioner for optimally accomplishing that transfer.
ASTNA Nursing CEU approved.
IFT: Inter-Facility Transport Medicine
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
14 - 15
Coming Soon: The 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.
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.