EMS Instructors

The group for instructors and educators in EMS

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EMS Discussion Forum

AAOS as Curriculum 3 Replies

Last reply by Jared Vickers Jun 7, 2016.

On Teaching Adults to Learn 3 Replies

Last reply by Cory Fuller Mar 20, 2016.

Advanced EMT 1 Reply

Last reply by Brian Eveleth Oct 19, 2012.

Care and Feeding of Paramedic Students

Started by David E. Gesner Aug 28, 2012.

Ethical duty to act? Or safety first? 3 Replies

Last reply by Ahmed Abdullah AL Harbi Jun 28, 2012.

ECSI or ASHI Programs 7 Replies

Last reply by Dwayne Haynie May 6, 2012.

Which Paramedic foundation textbook do you prefer? 6 Replies

Last reply by Jennifer Everett Nov 27, 2011.

EMT-Basic to EMT-Paramedic directly without any field experience 12 Replies

Last reply by Shadreck Kalongonda Nov 11, 2011.

Can you help me find the right publisher? 3 Replies

Last reply by Paula Miller Oct 26, 2011.

National EMS Educator credentialing exam available. 2 Replies

Last reply by Lindi Holt Oct 1, 2011.

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Comment by Erich M. Weldon on August 22, 2011 at 11:33pm

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Comment by Roger on June 10, 2011 at 9:34am

Just want to thank you for your Service David....WhoooYA!


Roger, (Viet Nam Vet, Retired Engineer/Paramedic, Instructor)

Comment by David Crowley on April 18, 2011 at 11:13am

We will be offering the NAEMT AMLS  Instructor Update on April 29th in Richmond, VA, please contact David Crowley at

Comment by Dave Springer on December 2, 2010 at 5:00pm
Hi Brad,

I tried to send you a personal note, but I clicked the wrong button & sent you a friend request without the note. The system won't let me contact you now again until you accept, so please do.


Comment by Brad Newbury on December 2, 2010 at 9:18am
Hello Everyone,
We are looking for a few great EMS instructors for our online programs. If you are interested please see our website at and contact me at
Comment by Bob Walker on December 2, 2010 at 7:56am
Hello everyone. I have been in and out of EMS for 15 years now. I have been a Paramedic for 5 years now and an Lead instructor in Illinois for just about a year. I have taught EMT-B and EMT-I levels as well as CPR and PEPP. I work as a paramedic full time and I am currently the Chief of a small town service.
Comment by Teresa McClelland RN, TNS on November 17, 2010 at 6:18pm
Hey everyone! Im new to this site and think it is awesome! I am a ER/ Trauma Nurse as an EMS Lead Instructor and memebr of NAEMSE. im also the Director or training for the Rescue Riders a 501c3 organiation that recruits, trains and educates motorcyclists what to do at a crash scene until EMS arrives. Our core curriculum is called accident scene managment. a 6 hour program that grants CEUS to professionals and is a great review of motorcycle trauma and MOI as well as trauma care. We have many EMT's. paramedics and nurse in our organization. We also provide volunteer medical support at large charitable motorcycle events.
Comment by Victoria C on September 21, 2010 at 9:51pm
Hi - Just discovered this group. I've only taught EMT-B once, to my firefighters in Alameda OES Fire Dept. But I was training officer for about 2 years and trained two academies of firefighters in both fire and EMS skills, later becoming EMS officer and trainer. That FD is no more, it entered into the Alameda County Consolidated Fire District in 1995. After Fire I headed an EMS CE program (Fire Med, Northern California) for 8 years, but I'm retired from Fire now.

I work in an ER now and I have a small-biz training program for citizens, teachable by EMTs, Paramedics, Firefighters, called "Disaster First Aid - What To Do When 911 Can't Come." There's more about it at my website.

This looks like a lively discussion group. I like Indiana Haskell's wit and humor.
Comment by Swimom on August 16, 2010 at 8:22pm

It would help if we knew what a few of the problems are. It would be easier to understand which of the 100 directions you're being pulled and which suggestions may be of help :>)
Comment by Dave Springer on August 16, 2010 at 7:25pm
Hi Paula,

I wish that I had easy answers for you. I was in the same spot 18 months ago, and I till am. In the system I'm in medical people don't run the EMS department, environmental health engineers do.

It may take a total shake up of the department. Check out your staff, find out their strengths & weaknesses. Are they worth keeping, or do you need to replace them from the bottom up?

Were they ever a good, or even a great program? If so what went wrong? If not, why not? Is it a problem within the department, or is it an agency / school wide problem?

What are the mental attitudes? What are the paradigms? Take stock of your staff & your program & go from there.

With the new standards coming out this is a GREAT time to review the text books that the department is using. Are the books you are using appropriate for your students?

Hope some of these ideas helped you get a start. I am here for more in depth help if you need me. I'm sure most of the people here feel the same way. That is, after all, why we are all here. Dave

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