Army National Guard Flight Medic, full time Emergency Room Technician II at a Level 2 Trauma Center, and on on call FF/AEMT. 10 years Army, 10 years Fire/EMS, almost 3 years in the hospital. Currently a Paramedic Student.
Army Flight Paramedic (68W3F2), Nationally certified NR-Paramedic, NH State Provider license on the civilian side. WEMT. Bunch of instructor certifications in my deck of cards. AS in Paramedicine, BS in Training and Education.
Did my EMT-B with the state. Then got sent to the university for a NOLS WUMP course. After attending the upgrade and working with some of the students that had attended the WEMT in Lander I was impressed by their skill level.
If I understand it correctly Iowa WAS the only state to have EMT-PS. With the new national curriculum we're transitioning the the NREMT-P or PM certification. EMT-PS was pretty much the national standard Medic plus/minus a couple skills. Basically same shit under a different name.
Critical Care Paramedics (CCP's) are still considered PM's or PS's but they are granted an expanded scope (with medical director approval of course). Critical Care is merely an ENDORSEMENT in Iowa. Not an additional license/certification. You still have educational requirements to maintain the CC endorsement but also have to maintain your PM educational requirements. CCP skills used to be limited to only interfacility transports but in the last year or two the state expanded their role to be able to apply their CC scope to the field (such as 911 environments).