Last Update: 12/02/2015 09:41
The prerequisites for applying to become an EMST instructor are
- Current EMST status
- Nomination by the faculty of EMST course attended as a
- Current involvement and interest in trauma care
- Involvement and interest in teaching
Medical practitioners who meet the above requirements and wish to
become actively involved in the EMST program may apply for the EMST
As there are only two instructor courses conducted each year,
places are limited. Selection is made depending on the needs of the
EMST program, focusing on such criteria as specialty and area of
Upon satisfactory completion of the instructor course,
participants are allocated to instruct on a course as an instructor
candidate. On that occasion, their performance as an Instructor is
assessed before they are formally included on the instructor panel
for further EMST courses.
To maintain Instructor status, instructors are required to
participate in at least one EMST course per year. Instructor
reciprocity exists between EMST and the ATLS® program worldwide. ATLS®
website or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on becoming an EMST instructor please email
the EMST administrator at email@example.com
EMST co-ordinators (for nursing staff)
Nursing professionals interested in taking an active role in the
EMST program can do so as an EMST course co-ordinator.
The role of the EMST co-ordinator
The co-ordinator is the course organiser who, working closely
with the course director, is responsible for pre-course planning
and post-course summation.
A candidate for the co-ordinator's role should be a health
professional with a base knowledge of medical core content and
related equipment, e.g. Trauma Nurse Co-ordinator, Nursing
Education Co-ordinator, Registered Nurse with emergency/trauma
The candidate should also have proven organisational skills and
the ability to communicate effectively.
An interested candidate should be familiar with EMST course
policies and procedures.
Recruitment and training process
There are three steps to this process:
- The candidate who satisfies the selection criteria must observe
an EMST provider course in its entirety with an experienced EMST
- The co-ordinator candidate actively assists an experienced
co-ordinator on an EMST provider course to become familiar with the
organisational aspects and required paperwork within a course.
- The co-ordinator candidate actively manages the pre-course
planning, organisation and conduct of an EMST provider course under
the supervision and evaluation of an experienced co-ordinator and
the course director.
Once the candidate has completed their first course as an
independent co-ordinator, a written evaluation of their performance
and recommendation is submitted to the National Co-ordinator, who
approves their elevation to the position of an EMST
To register your interest in the co-ordinator role, please email
Faculty awards and scholarships
Eligible EMST faculty members are invited to apply for the EMST Committee instructor
scholarship and the
Co-ordinator professional assistance program.