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CNM Hosts Leading-Edge Paramedic Training Session

This summer, Central New Mexico Community College hosted a two-week course in the Critical Care Emergency Medical Transport ProgramSM (CCEMT-P). Attendees of the program included military medics flown in from deployments in Iraq, Florida and Alabama, as well as local medics from Albuquerque Ambulance Service and the Sandoval County and White Sands Fire Departments.

Aug 30, 2016

August 2011

Critical Care Emergency Medical Transport ProgramSM (CCEMT-P) Training
This summer, Central New Mexico Community College hosted a two-week course in the Critical Care Emergency Medical Transport Program (CCEMT-P). Attendees of the program included military medics flown in from deployments in Iraq, Florida and Alabama, as well as local medics from Albuquerque Ambulance Service and the Sandoval County and White Sands Fire Departments.

The course was a first-time collaborative effort involving the University of Maryland: Baltimore County, Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell and the Center for Advanced Medical Training. as well as CNM.

Sessions were held in the nursing lab at the CNM Rio Rancho Campus; some hands-on workshops utilized the new, state-of-the-art patient simulation system. Much of the curriculum covered the special procedures and considerations involved in aeromedical transport. Goals of the program also included preparing local ambulance services to offer much-needed critical care ground transport teams in the Albuquerque metro area.

Critical Care Emergency Medical Transport ProgramSM Training
Michael Voss, EMS Program Director at CNM, says that offering this course supports the department's goal of eventually offering CCEMT-P as a regular credit course. Taking the course will also help faculty who teach in the regular paramedic program by providing training in critical care specialties.