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Critical Care Transport Core Curriculum (2017)

If you're looking for the textbook on flight and ground transport, this is the one that covers it all. Comprehensive and in-depth, the Core outlines the body of flight and transport knowledge, focusing in every chapter on the way altitude physiological changes affect illness and injury. All chapters follow the transport professional process and can help orient new staff as well as keep you current on transport nursing. This publication is also used for preparing for transport certification exams.

Critical Care Transport Certification Exam Review Manual (2017)

Use this manual to take the stress out of test-taking. It contains over 200 questions with the answers and rationales, allowing you to test yourself in preparation for transport certification exams. Designed as an adjunct to the Core Curriculum, the CCTCERM helps to identify areas where further study is needed.

Standards for Critical Care and Specialty Transport (2019)

 This new edition of the Standards for Critical Care and Specialty Transport has been completely updated and enhanced. Each chapter has been extensively reviewed and updated to follow CAMTS 11th edition Accreditation Standards. Also included are expanded chapters that address quality and safety risk management issues, current legal considerations in critical care transport, and updated strategies for program marketing and community outreach initiatives.

This edition also includes four all-new chapters: Compliance and Ethics, Transport Personnel Health and Well-being, Disaster Preparedness, and Post-incident Preparedness. Click here to see the expanded table of contents. 

TPATC Provider Manual (2018)

The Transport Professional Advanced Trauma Course Study Guide includes operational and clinical components for managing the trauma patient. Operational considerations include transport safety and physiology, as well as stress/critical incident management and legal considerations. Initial and ongoing care of the trauma patient including assessments and interventions are addressed via a systems approach, followed by a balanced discussion of current management strategies. Special considerations in trauma care such as delayed trauma transport, trauma in pregnant and pediatric patients as well as burn trauma are reviewed. The appendices present valuable information on transport personnel health and well-being and issues associated with repatriation. A brief review of imaging studies common in critical transport is also included. This resource is a must reference for any provider who transports trauma patients. Included as a separate resource is the Advanced Skills Guide outlining TPATC Airway and Invasive Skills procedures. If you are registered for either the Online or In Person TPATC, the Study Guide is included in the registration fee.
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Study Guides For The CFRN and CTRN Examinations
The Certification Examination for Flight Nurses and the Certification Examination for Transport Nurses are administered solely by the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN). The Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association (ASTNA) endorses obtaining the Certified Flight Registered Nurse (CFRN) and the Certified Transport Registered Nurse (CTRN) credentials. The ASTNA and BCEN believe that achieving and maintaining these certifications are one mechanism by which to validate the knowledge required for the competent practice of transport nursing. To apply for either exam, contact the BCEN at 877-302-2236, or go to:

Contents Include:

  • Flight Physiology
  • Cardiovascular Emergencies, Respiratory Emergencies, Medical Emergencies, Environmental Emergencies, Traumatic Emergencies, Maxillofacial, Anterior Neck and Ocular Emergencies, Obstetrical and Gynecological Emergencies, Transport Issues and Community Interface
  • Legal/Organizational Issues, Professional Issues, and Quality Improvement

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