Field Training Officer provides comprehensive and concrete guidance on how to effectively perform the job of a field training officer (FTO). Extensively field-tested, the approach presented has been used by the authors since 1998 and has helped train EMTs and paramedics in college, hospital, fire department, and third service programs. The text contains a variety of tips and techniques that experienced FTOs can use to supplement the teaching methods they are currently using. New FTOs can use these same tips and techniques to develop an effective approach to teaching and evaluating students and will help them “hit the ground running” as they assume their new duties.
This text is a must-have for all FTOs, preceptors, coaches, mentors, instructors, and any EMS personnel who provide instruction and evaluation of patient care providers.
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- FTO Tip boxes that reinforce concepts presented in the text and expand on important ideas.
- Forms and documents can be a reasonable starting point in developing a field internship program.
- A sample Field Training Manual, which includes checklists, logs, and critique forms. The manual also describes the field internship process, including written performance standards for students and FTOs.