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Courses in critical care transport
Courses
Courses in critical care transport
Courses in critical care transport
Background
Structure and content
Course duration and location

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.  

Get to know the teaching staff
Dr. med. Jörg Braun
Facharzt für Anästhesiologie, Akademischer Leiter der Akademie und Fachbereichsleiter Medizin der DRF Luftrettung
Dr. med. Marcus Rudolph
E.D.I.C. Facharzt für Anästhesiologie und Innere Medizin, Abteilungsleiter med. Aus-, Fort- und Weiterbildung der DRF Luftrettung, DEGUM-Instruktor
Dr. med. Christian Afflerbach
Oberarzt für Anästhesie-, Intensiv- und Notfallmedizin, Knappschaftsklinikum Gelsenkirchen, Leitender Arzt der DRF Luftrettung in Dortmund
Georg Berg
Notfallsanitäter / HEMS TC, Hygienemanagement DRF Luftrettung
Jürgen Henker
Notfallsanitäter / HEMS TC und Koordinator Hygienemanagement der DRF Luftrettung
Raimund Kosa
Notfallsanitäter / HEMS TC, Hygienemanagement DRF Luftrettung
Christoph Lind
Koordinator Human Factors Training / HEMS TC / Notfallsanitäter der DRF Luftrettung
Dr. med. Tom Terboven
D.E.S.A., Oberarzt der Klinik für Anästhesiologie und operative Intensivmedizin, Universitätsmedizin Mannheim
Prof. Dr. med. Erik Popp
Leiter Sektion Notfallmedizin u. Oberarzt der Klinik für Anästhesiologie Universitätsklinik Heidelberg, Leitender Arzt der DRF Luftrettung in Mannheim
Frank Kluge
Notfallsanitäter / HEMS TC, Fachkrankenpfleger für Anästhesie und Intensivmedizin der DRF Luftrettung in Dortmund
Udo Laux
Pilot und Beauftragter Personalentwicklung Flugbetrieb
Dr. med. Michael Hofmann
Oberarzt Neonatologie/Pädiatrische Intensivmedizin, Klinik für Kinder- und Jugendmedizin, Klinikum Dortmund
Dr. med. Bernhard Eßer
Leitender Oberarzt der Abteilung für Anästhesieologie, Intensiv-, Notfall- und Schmerzmedizin, St. Barbara-Klinik Hamm-Heessen
Paul Fürner
Assistenzarzt 1. Medizinische Klinik, Universitätsmedizin Mannheim
Melanie Rudolph
Assistenzärztin Klinik für Anästhesie und operative Intensivmedizin, Universitätsmedizin Mannheim
Markus Eitzer
Fachanwalt für Medizin - und Versicherungsrecht, Landau in der Pfalz
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