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Critical Care Paramedics

The Critical Care Paramedic (CCP) and Critical Care Flight Paramedic (CCP-F) have 5 years of additional education and function with a greatly expanded scope of practice over the Advanced Care Paramedic.

The scope of practice of the Critical Care Paramedics is designed to maintain the high level of treatment from Intensive Care Sending Facilities during the out of hospital transport of the patient and until delivery at the Receiving Facility.

The vast majority of CCPs work for ORNGE (Ontario's Air Ambulance provider) with less than 20 working for Toronto Paramedic Services.

In addition to the skills that ACP's and ACP(F)'s perform, the CCP and CCP(F) practice includes:

  • transvenous pacing
  • greatly expanded pharmaceutical therapy
  • invasive patient monitoring