Experienced trainers have been running our trusted courses in critical care transport based on the curriculum of the German Interdisciplinary Association for Critical Care and Emergency Medicine (DIVI) since 2000.
In recent years, this course has grown more and more important for paramedics and emergency doctors. The changing hospital landscape has resulted in an increasing number of inter-hospital transfers of seriously sick patients. Our red-and-white helicopters as well as land-based vehicles such as critical-care ambulances and vehicles from local emergency services play a key role in this.
Knowledge of highly complex treatments
Special expertise is needed to maintain a patient’s critical care optimally during transport to a hospital that will be continuing his or her treatment. Patients frequently suffer from combined respiratory, circulatory and neurological afflictions. We teach you deep knowledge about this highly complex form of transport in our course. It is based on the latest pedagogical, educational and methodological standards and is combined with our extensive experience from actual everyday missions.
Our courses for critical care transport are based on a curriculum from the German Interdisciplinary Association for Critical Care and Emergency Medicine (DIVI).
We begin by teaching the main basic theory on critical care transport and the illnesses that most commonly appear in this context. After that, we hold workshops at practice bases to deepen important, specialised knowledge about ventilation, cardiovascular therapy and other organ replacement therapies. We put a lot of value on you exercising the essential actions for critical care transport in practice during interactive scenarios so that every move is perfect in real-life cases. This is also why you practise transporting special categories of patients such as newborns, for example.
Our goal is to use our wealth of experience to give you optimal preparation for day-to-day missions, so you receive numerous tips and pointers about typical types of mistakes. This comprehensive seminar concludes with relevant elements of simulator training and crew resource management and information about patient safety.
These courses are held at the DRF Luftrettung Operation Center at the Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden airport. The course lasts three days.