ERIC Number: ED158058
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
National Training Course. Emergency Medical Technician. Paramedic. Instructor's Lesson Plans. Module Course Guide.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (DOT), Washington, DC.
Designed to help administrators plan and implement an emergency medical technician (EMT) training program, this course guide is intended for use with a series of fifteen instructor lesson plan modules. (The EMT-Paramedic is described as a professional in emergency medical care who has successfully completed a training program that includes formal coursework, practical instruction, and field internship, who always works under the direction of a physician, and who is competent in recognizing and assessing medical emergencies and rendering actual care services at the scene of an emergency, in an advanced life-support ambulance, and other appropriate settings.) Following a list of competencies needed by the paramedic, the course design and planning considerations are given. Included is a discussion of the recommended class size, class schedule, facilities and equipment, student prerequisites, and faculty structure and qualifications. Course implementation considerations are also given including the use of the fifteen instructor lesson plan modules, testing and evaluating the students, and certification of students upon completion of the program. The concluding section outlines program administration steps. Appendixes include standards for emergency medical technician-paramedic performance, course goals by module, course content outline, suggested instructional time by module, prerequisites and sample scheduling, and recommended minimum equipment. (JH)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Allied Health Occupations, Curriculum Guides, Emergency Squad Personnel, Job Training, Program Administration, Program Content, Program Development, Program Guides
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock Number 050-003-00279-8)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (DOT), Washington, DC.
Note: For related documents see CE 017 514-529; The student text and workbook will be available separately