Flight Nursing Summer Camp

Flight nursing student in front of Metro Helicopter

Flight Nursing Summer Camp 2018
July 13-16, 2018

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2018 marks our 16th annual conference dedicated to the specialty of Critical Care Transport. This experience is focused on providing a collection of topics for both experienced flight crews as well as those aspiring to join a critical care transport team in the future.

This year’s conference will feature a Fundamental Critical Care Support course offered through the Society of Critical Care Medicine. The two-day FCCS course prepares non-intensivists to manage critically ill patients for the first 24 hours until transfer or appropriate critical care consultation can be arranged. Course fees include all FCCS materials and the certification examination at the conclusion of Day 2.

FCCS course material will be sent out in advance of the Flight Camp so you can come prepared for the lectures and skills labs. Successful achievement of FCCS provider status requires preparation and study, as it’s an advanced educational experience.

The final two days of the course provide hands-on experience with mechanical circulatory support devices (ECMO, Impella, Balloon Pumps, VADs), point-of-care ultrasound, and several simulation experiences, including high-fidelity pediatric and high-risk obstetric simulation exercises.

26 hours of nursing and EMS continuing education has been applied for, as well as the opportunity to obtain FCCS certification. Join us for a great weekend!


Most Flight Camp events will be held at the FPB School of Nursing on the CWRU campus. Simulation exercises on Day 4 will be held at our critical care transport and helicopter simulator, and shuttle transportation will be provided.


We are working to secure reduced-price lodging on the CWRU campus for Flight Camp attendees. We will send an email with a link to registered attendees once details are finalized.

Limited to the first 20 paid registrants

This event is designed for and open to interested Paramedics, Registered Nurses, Advanced Practice Nurses, Respiratory Therapists, and Physician Assistants.

Full 4-day Course: $850
Registration includes 4-day Flight Camp, breakfast and lunch each day, and all FCCS course materials and exam.

CWRU / CCF / MHMC / Military discount:
$100 off 4-day course


For more information about format, activities, and registration, please contact the Flight Camp Director, Jacob Miller, MS, CNP, CNS, at flight-camp@case.edu.

The Dorothy Ebersbach Academic Center for Flight Nursing is supported by the FPB School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University, as part of the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Flight Nursing program.

  • The annual summer camp:
    • Enhances & educates the current workforce within the air-medical practice arena & promotes flight nursing
    • Provides an opportunity for graduate nursing students to get specialized training in caring for critically ill and injured patients in unstructured environments
    • Serves as a continuing educational format for flight nurses and transport nurses to review and renew air-medical practice skills
    • Is comprised of didactic lectures and surgical skill stations encompassing human simulation, natural synthetic environments, and education in the fourth dimension, all specific to air-medical practice strategies