Guide For Preparing Medical Directors

Guide For Preparing Medical Directors

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The purpose of this guide is to aid the State EMS offices and experienced medical directors with their preparation of a one-day course for potential medical directors. This guide outlines the major responsibilities of a medical director and instructors may need to prepare audiovisuals, handouts and other support materials to make the class more successful.

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Module I: EMS Overview
Providers' roles in the process of EMS systems medical oversight

Module II: The EMS System
Describes the organizational structure and characteristics of EMS systems

Module III: Medical Oversight
Describes the qualifications, roles, responsibilities and authority of EMS medical directors

Module IV: Personnel and Education
Describes the medical directors role in personnel education, training and health and safety of EMS providers

Module V: EMS System Responsibilities
Describes the role of EMS as a community health care resource

Module VI: Quality Improvement
Describes the structure, process and outcome as it pertains to EMS quality improvement

Module VII: Medical Director's Role in All Hazards Events
Explore the role of the medical director in various events

Module VIII: State, Regional, and Local Issues
Discuss state-specific issues pertinent to EMS medical directors

Assessment: Final Evaluation
Assessment for continuing education or other credit