The College of Remote and Offshore Medicine Foundation offers our Critical Care course. This course focuses on the basic concepts, skills and principles that are required to assess and treat the critical casualty. The course covers haemodynamic monitoring, critical care monitoring, advanced concepts of shock, and the treatment of burns in remote environments and prepares the student for the American board certification as a Critical Care Paramedic.

  • Online Content: On-demand, taken at your own pace (€75)
  • Classroom Content:
    • 16-20 January 2023, Pretty Bay, Malta (€950)
    • 10-14 January 2023, Pretty Bay, Malta (€950)

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Wilderness Medical Society: This course has been approved for Fellowship in the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM) credits through the Wilderness Medical Society. Actual credits awarded depend on personal credit needs and history.

College of Remote and Offshore Medicine Foundation: A certificate is issued for 16 CPD hours on completion of this course.

  • Online Content: Moodle-based, self-paced learning.
  • Classroom Content: Five-day hands-on scenario-based learning.

Masters degree option:

The College has launched a Masters in Science in Austere Critical Care. This programme will cover advanced concepts of critical care specifically needed for the advanced practitioner working in remote, austere and resource-poor environments.

Online Course Content

Part I Online:

  • Fundamentals of Ultrasound
  • Acid Base Pathologies
  • Austere Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
  • Advanced Prolonged Field Care
  • Aircraft Fundamentals
  • Safety and Survival
  • Trauma Management
  • Advanced ECGs
  • Introduction to Mechanical Ventilators
  • Fundamental Concepts of Haemodynamic Monitoring
  • Flight Physiology
  • Advanced Airway Management Techniques
  • Neurological Emergencies
  • The Critical Cardiac Patient
  • Respiratory Patient
  • Burn Patients
  • General Medical Patient
  • Environmental injuries.

In Class Course Content

Part II Classroom Training:

  • Full day of Ultrasound
  • Blood Gas Analysis
  • Austere Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
  • Prolonged Field Care Scenarios
  • Acute Burns Patient
  • Acute Septic Patient
  • Acute Blast Injuries
  • Acute Hypothermic Patient
  • Advanced ECGs
  • Introduction to Mechanical Ventilators
  • Fundamental Concepts of Haemodynamic Monitoring
  • Ultrasound Guided Femoral and EJ Cannulation


Your instructors will be drawn from our faculty of critical care specialists. They include board certified critical care consultants and critical care paramedics.

How to book onto this course