The International Association of Flight and Critical Care Paramedics (IAFCCP) board of directors has named a new review course The Pittman Course: Flight & Critical Care Paramedic Review in honour of the late Corey Pittman. The course is designed to prepare flight and critical care professionals pursuing or renewing their Flight Paramedic Certification (FP-C) and Critical Care Paramedic Certification (CCP-C) specialty certifications, said the Assocation.
A certified flight paramedic from North Carolina, Corey Pittman died after suffering a heart attack in May 2016. He was a widely known educator and speaker whose review course yielded one of the highest first time pass rates in the US, said IAFCCP. In a statement, the Association said: “In 2016, Corey’s sudden and untimely death stunned the industry and devastated his wife and two young children. The Association is deeply honoured to be awarded the privilege of collaborating with the Pittman family to continue Corey’s legacy through his course.”
IAFCCP President, Kevin Collopy, commented: “Anyone who knew Corey respected him for his passion for teaching and his ability to inspire paramedics to achieve the highest standard of professionalism.”
A portion of the proceeds from every course will be provided to the Pittman family, while additional proceeds will be used to fund The Corey Pittman Scholarship Fund which will be awarded annually through the Association.
The two-day Pittman Course has been designed to provide participants a thorough review of complex subject matter that critical care transport providers are expected to understand according to the FP-C and CCP-C exam requirements. “As a strong supporter of the FP-C and CCP-C certifications, we have a responsibility to be actively involved in the education process to help members achieve their professional goals,” said Collopy. “Our goal is to offer The Pittman Course to local and international programmes, as well as at national conferences. Part of the IAFCCP’s mission is to provide leadership through education to our association members, as well as to the greater paramedicine community as a whole.”
The course will be offered at four annual conferences in the US, EMS Today, the Critical Care Transport Conference, EMS WORLD EXPO and the Air Medical Transport Conference. The inaugural course is scheduled to take place on 23-24 February at EMS Today in Salt Lake City, Nevada.