Become a Tennessee and or Kentucky licensed Critical Care Paramedic and receive classroom and clinical training from one of the best critical care providers in the Middle Tennessee region – Vanderbilt LifeFlight.
This course has been approved by both the Tennessee and Kentucky EMS Boards, and Vanderbilt LifeFlight is recognized as an official training institution to provide critical care paramedic training for both states. Students that attend our program are eligible for critical care endorsement by the states of Tennessee and Kentucky..D.
Jeremy Brywczynski, M.D., an emergency medicine faculty member at Vanderbilt and medical director for LifeFlight, serves as the program's medical director, with other Vanderbilt clinical experts and LifeFlight Staff serving as faculty for this unique learning experience.
The course involves more than 150 classroom and clinical hours. In addition to classroom instruction, each student will be required to spend more than 40 hours in clinical rotations, which will include time spent flying with LifeFlight, as well as Vanderbilt’s Trauma Center, Burn Center and Medical Intensive Care Unit.
Twelve students are selected to participate in the class. In order to be considered, a candidate must be a currently licensed paramedic by the State of Tennessee, have two years’ experience as a paramedic, and have their BLS, ACLS, advanced pediatric course and advanced trauma course certifications. Applicants are screened with an entrance exam and an interview process.