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DOT EMS Instructor - Virtual


Class

This 24 hour hybrid EMS Instructional Strategies course is designed for the entry level EMS Instructor prior to formal instruction in an Emergency Medical Services educational program. This course is based on the 2002 National Guidelines for Educating EMS Instructors. This course provides a foundation from which participants can develop or enhance their instructional delivery skills within a classroom setting. This course is not designed to teach how to design training. Rather, the focus of this course is how to present an existing lesson plan or training materials. Successful completion of this course shall entitle the student to EMS Instructor certification.

8 hours of self-paced education
16 hours of virtual instructor-led training (VILT)

VILT Session Schedule

  • Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 6:30p-8:30p (CST)
  • Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 10:00a-12:00p (CST)
  • Sunday, September 13, 2020 - 10:00a-12:00p (CST)
  • Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 6:30p-8:30p (CST)
  • Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 6:30p-8:30p (CST)
  • Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 10:00a-12:00p (CST)
  • Sunday, September 13, 2020 - 10:00a-12:00p (CST)
  • Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 6:30p-8:30p (CST)

Syllabus for DOT EMS Instructor Course                   

Required Curriculum:

Prerequisite: Emergency Medical Responder or Emergency Medical Technician Certification

Course Description: The DOT EMS Instructor Course is based off of the DOT/NHTSA 2002 National Guidelines for Educating EMS Instructors. This course represents the didactic component and practical application of the beginning education process to become an EMS instructor. We recognize that the development of a professional EMS educator requires many components including: formalized education in all aspects of the educational process, practical experience in teaching and mentoring by other members of the educational team to foster personal growth and development. This course DOES NOT include all these components, only the beginning steps of the process.

The assigned coursework is Undergraduate Studies (college) level work and will not include specific teaching of EMS technical skills such as "how to backboard".  It involves a good deal of self evaluation of each student and will require the writing of short essay papers.  The topics for this course are aligned with basic instructional methods and NOT focused exclusively on Emergency Medical Services.  Thus, the skills learned here can be applied to many other teaching arenas.

Goals of the course include:

  • To assist participants in achieving entry-level instructional skills based off of the DOT/NHTSA 2002 Guidelines for Educating the EMS Instructor 
  • To provide tools and resources to participants who want to instruct EMS curriculum.
  • To provide foundational information in basic instructional process.
  • To provide opportunities for networking and interpersonal growth.

Summative evaluation of the course:

  • This entire course will be occur in a virtual environment and will include educational material pertinent to the successful completion of the course.
  • Participants will complete assessments throughout the online portion of this course.
  • Participants will be assigned a EMS related topic and will complete a 15 minute presentation that applies the principles of this course.

Refunds:
7+ days prior to first day of virtual instructor-led training (VILT) session - 100% refunded; 3-6 days prior to first day of virtual instructor-led training (VILT) session - 50% refund; 0-2 days prior to first day of virtual instructor-led training (VILT) session - 0% refunded however a transfer to the next future class is allowed if requested. All course transfers must be completed in the next offered course.

Completion

The following certificates are awarded when the class is completed:

DOT EMS Instructor Certificate of Completion - VILT
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