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Critical Care Transport and Flight Paramedic Course

We provide the largest review course for the American BCCTPC exam offered outside of the United States.

Course Description

  This course is for registered paramedics and doctors who would like to become a Flight Paramedic or Critical Care Paramedic. Students use the ACEP’s Critical Care Transport curriculum with online coursework and exams. The course is taught by the Merit medical director, Dr. Winston de Mello, who has extensive experience with transport medicine in civilian and military settings. Dr. Csaba Dioszeghy will also be teaching with Dr. de Mello on the course. Csaba is a consultant cardiologist as well as a consultant anaesthetist. Additionally, Merit Training invites Critical Care and Flight Paramedics who are currently working in the industry.
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Part I: 40 hours self guided learning

Part II: 6 days of classroom based training and testing.

Part III: Optional clinical placement with HEMS Budapest.

Clinical placements are not mandatory in order to sit for the Board Certification Exam.

  [caption id="attachment_2226" align="alignright" width="300"]Click for more photos from the HEMS Placement in Hungary. Click for more photos from the HEMS Placement in Hungary.[/caption] What you get with this course: Three highly qualified instructors with over 80 years of experience between them Accommodation in a self catered flat in a beach town in Malta Online access to the course materials and five days of classroom training, plus one additional day for sitting the chosen BCCTPC exams.       The syllabus will include: Aircraft Fundamentals, Safety and Survival, Trauma Management, Flight Physiology, Advanced Airway Management Techniques, Neurological Emergencies, Critical Cardiac Patient, Respiratory Patient, Toxic Exposures, Obstetrical Emergencies, Neonates, Paediatric, Burn Patients, General Medical Patient and Environmental injuries.   Board Certification Exam for the Flight Paramedic, Critical Care Paramedic or Tactical Paramedic: If students wish to sit any of the BCCTPC exams they can arrange to do so at an additional cost of €250 per exam.  

HEMS Clinical PlacementHEMS Budapest

Board certified Flight Paramedics (FP-C) and Critical Care Paramedics (CCP-C) can enrol for helicopter based clinical placements in Budapest Hungary. This placement is with the main HEMS station in Hungary. There are around 3-5 calls each day. This is a VFR only station so placements can only take place during daylight hours. This placement is available for three or four days at a time.   [caption id="attachment_1850" align="alignright" width="300"]August 2014 Course August 2014 Course[/caption]      



Jobs available

Graduates of this course who gain the board certification for critical care paramedics (CCP-C) can find work in the Middle East where the starting salary is £5000 per month tax free. Merit Training will assist graduates with finding companies who would hire paramedics and doctors who have this certification. [caption id="attachment_1871" align="alignright" width="300"]Jan15 CCT Malta January 2015 Course[/caption]  

Non Paramedics

If you are not a registered paramedic but have medical training such as a nursing degree, operating room practitioner or other allied healthcare professional you will have to transition into the Industry Paramedic registration. Give us an email to see how you can transition into a paramedic and then be able to sit this American Board Certification exam.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Duration of Course Online

40 hours

Duration of Course Classroom

5 days + 1 day for exams



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€1250 (plus exam fees)


Registered Paramedic Prehospital Nurse Physician

Upcoming Dates

This course is usually held in Malta. It can also be offered in Jordan, Qatar, UAE and worldwide.
Every April and October