Instructor development courses and workshops

Medical First Responder Instructors’ Workshop (MFRIW)

Course Overview

Purpose: The Medical First Responder Instructors’ Workshop (MFRIW) aims to provide participants with the knowledge and practical skills necessary to become a Medical First Responder (MFR) Course instructor.

Background: MFRIW is a five-day course of the Program for Enhancement of Emergency Response that was developed by the United States Agency for International Development through Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) together in collaboration with the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department, Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC), and National Society for Earthquake Technology-Nepal (NSET). The course has been delivered in Thailand, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan and the Philippines.

Target Audience: The MFRIW course in each PEER country is intended for emergency and disaster first response groups i.e. Fire Departments, Red Cross/Red Crescent Societies, Police Departments, and rescue groups associated with government emergency response system. Individuals are required to have successfully completed the PEER MFR course and Training for Instructors (TFI).

Standards: Lesson content must be presented following the interactive method of instruction, using the lesson plans and all associated materials and equipment, as described in the MFR Course guidelines and within established time limits.

Course Methodology and Content: PEER MFIRW is a pass/fail course. The workshop is delivered in five days, led by a course coordinator, 5 lead instructors and 3 assistant instructors, using the Interactive Lecture Method (ILM) of instruction that is objective based, performance oriented, tested, and highly participatory. The experience of the instructors is enriched by the interaction between the participants. Experienced course monitor is assigned for overall supervision of course delivery. Highlights of MFRIW are as follows:

» Introduction
» MFR Course Review
» Course Methodology
» Communication and Presentation Skills
» Objectives, Evaluation and Exercises
» Course Materials and Audio/Visual Aids
» Preparing and Presenting a Lesson
» Facilities and Classroom Management
» MFR Course Coordination
» Managing Practical Stations and Exercises
» MFR Evaluation System Components
» Maintaining and Storing Equipment and Supplies
» Individual Presentations

Performance Objective: Participants will be required to present two assigned lessons in group of six following lesson plans and using visual aids, equipment and the interactive method of teaching. One is for Individual Lesson Presentation and the other Individual Practical Presentation. Individual Lesson Presentation tests the presenting individual’s knowledge on MFR course and his/her potential or ability in delivering an interactive lecture method of teaching. Individual Practical Presentation tests the individual’s ability to facilitate a MFR skills station, including evaluation of his/her participants. The lecture presentation will last a maximum of 40 minutes and the practical presentation a maximum of 50 minutes. The instructors will always be available to guide participants in preparation of their presentations. These two presentations will be scored and attendees must satisfactorily achieve the passing scores for both an Individual Lecture Presentation and an Individual Practical Demonstration. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)/Basic Life Support (BLS) is a key lesson in MFR course; hence, participants are also required to pass CPR/BLS skills test given at the beginning of the MFRIW.

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