Here are the steps to become a PHTLS instructor. Also listed below are the qualifications and responsibilities of a PHTLS instructor. Steps
All NAEMT Instructors must:
- Successfully complete the PHTLS provider course with a minimum passing score as defined for the course on the written test.
(Locate a Course in your area. Sign up for course on the NAEMT website or contact the Course Coordinator. Attend the course and obtain a certificate of successful completion.)
- Obtain a recommendation of instructor status from the course coordinator of the provider course.
(Your course coordinator will need to recommend you for the PHTLS instructor course.)
- Successfully complete the PHTLS instructor course with a minimum passing score as defined for the course on the written test.
(Locate an instructor course in your area. Sign up for course on the NAEMT web site or contact the Course Coordinator. Attend course and obtain certificate of successful completion and your PHTLS instructor card. If there are no courses being offered in your vicinity, please contact NAEMT Headquarters or call 1-800-346-2368.
- Teach your initial provider course monitored by a PHTLS Affiliate Faculty. Your Course Coordinator will arrange for monitoring by Affiliate Faculty.
(Upon successful instruction of your initial provider course, your Affiliate Faculty will sign and date your Instructor course wallet card. Affiliate Faculty will complete an Instructor Candidate Monitoring Form and submit to it to NAEMT Headquarters.)
- Maintain current instructor status by teaching at least one course per year, attending all instructor updates, as required, and maintaining current contact information with NAEMT Headquarters.
- Adhere to the guidelines and standards for NAEMT education programs.
- Possess knowledge of education course concepts and philosophies.
- Possess knowledge and clinical prehospital experience relevant to assigned lectures and skill stations, including equipment applications, indications, and contraindications.
- Present the course content assigned in an effective manner.
- Communicate courteously and effectively with a diverse group of course participants, coordinators, instructors, affiliate faculty, and other adjunct faculty.
- Demonstrate consideration of participants’ needs and learning styles.
- As requested by the course coordinator, the instructor will:
- Assist in preparations for the course, including setup and break down of classrooms and equipment.
- Assist in the presentation of the course, including assigned lectures, skill stations, and scenarios.
- Participate as a sole evaluator of final participant evaluations.
- Complete all pre-and post-course paperwork as appropriate.
- The instructor is accountable to the course coordinator and medical director.
- Instructors will advise the course coordinator of any problems that may arise before, during, or after the course.