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PDFWAC 246-976-031

Senior EMS instructor (SEI) approval.

(1) Responsibilities and requirements.
(a) The SEI is responsible for the overall instructional quality and the administrative paperwork associated with initial EMR or EMT courses, under the general supervision of the MPD.
(b) The SEI must:
(i) Follow department-approved curricula/instructional guidelines identified in WAC 246-976-023;
(ii) Ensure course applicants meet the course application requirements in WAC 246-976-041; and
(2) To become an approved SEI, an EMS provider must meet the requirements identified in Table A of this section.
Table A
Requirements For Initial Senior EMS Instructor Approval
Candidates for initial recognition must submit proof of successful completion of the following prerequisites to the department. Candidates meeting the prerequisites will be issued the Initial Recognition Application Procedures (IRAP) for Senior EMS Instructors, which include the Initial Senior EMS Instructor Application and Agreement, instructor objectives, instructions and forms necessary for initial recognition:
Current Washington state certification at the EMT or higher EMS certification level;
At least three years prehospital EMS experience at the EMT or higher EMS certification level, with at least one recertification;
Approval as an EMS evaluator as identified in WAC 246-976-161;
Current recognition as a health care provider level CPR instructor from a nationally recognized training program for CPR, foreign body airway obstruction (FBAO), and defibrillation;
Successful completion of an instructor training course by the U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an instructor training course from an accredited institution of higher education, or equivalent instructor course approved by the department;
Pass an examination developed and administered by the department on current EMS training and certification statutes, Washington Administrative Code (WAC), the Uniform Disciplinary Act (UDA) and course administration.
Candidate objectives:
Candidates must successfully complete the IRAP under the supervision of a currently recognized SEI.
As part of an initial EMT course, the candidate must demonstrate to the course lead SEI the knowledge and skills necessary to complete the following instructor objectives:
Accurately complete the course application process and meet application timelines;
Notify potential EMT course applicants of course entry prerequisites;
Assure that applicants selected for admittance to the course meet department training and certification prerequisites;
Maintain course records;
Track student attendance, scores, quizzes, and performance, and counsel/remediate students as necessary;
Assist in the coordination and instruction of one entire EMT course, including practical skills, under the supervision of the course lead SEI using the EMT training course instructor guidelines identified in WAC 246-976-023, and be evaluated on the instruction of each of the following sections/lessons:
Preparatory section, including Infectious Disease Prevention for EMS Providers, Revised 01/2009;
Airway section;
Assessment section;
Pharmacology section;
Medical section, Cardiovascular and Respiratory lessons;
Special Patient Populations section, Obstetrics, Neonatal Care, and Pediatrics lessons;
Trauma section, Head, Facial, Neck and Spine Trauma and Chest Trauma lessons;
EMS Operations section, Vehicle Extrication, Incident Management, and Multiple Casualty Incidents lessons; and
Multicultural Awareness component.
Coordinate and conduct an EMT final end of course comprehensive practical skills evaluation.
Candidate evaluation:
Performance evaluations must be conducted by an SEI for each instructor objective performed by the candidate on documents identified in the IRAP. These documents consist of:
An evaluation form, to evaluate lesson instruction objectives performed by the candidate;
A quality improvement record, to document improvement necessary to successfully complete an instructor objective performed by the candidate; and
An objective completion record, to document successful completion of each instructor objective performed by the candidate.
Submit the following documents to the county MPD to obtain a recommendation:
The original initial SEI application/agreement, signed by the candidate; and
The original completed IRAP, all objective completion records, and evaluation documents.
The completed application must be submitted to the department including:
The original application signed by both the candidate and the MPD;
The original completed IRAP, all objective completion records, and evaluation documents.
(3) SEI approval is effective on the date the department issues the certification card. Certifications must be renewed every three years. The expiration date is indicated on the certification card.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.71, 18.73, and 70.168 RCW. WSR 11-07-078, § 246-976-031, filed 3/22/11, effective 5/15/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.73.081 and 70.168.120. WSR 02-14-053, § 246-976-031, filed 6/27/02, effective 7/28/02. Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.71, 18.73, and 70.168 RCW. WSR 00-08-102, § 246-976-031, filed 4/5/00, effective 5/6/00.]
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