Instructors, Directors, Consultants

Fundamental Disaster Management (FDM) is delivered by licensing institutions through the work of qualified instructors, directors and consultants. Each of the educational roles has specific responsibilities and eligibility requirements.

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 Instructor

 

Responsibilities

  • Maintain certification, special/added qualifications or practice ratio in critical care; and
  • Teach in at least one approved FDM course every two years.

Eligibility

The criteria for an FDM instructor candidate are:

  • Successful completion of an FDM provider course, including skill stations, with 80% or greater post-test score;
  • Successful completion of the instructor curriculum requirements (teach two sessions in an FDM course).

All instructor-eligible candidates are required to submit an instructor application and proof of the following:

Physician instructor candidate: Must have achieved critical care certification or proof of board eligibility of such, or 50% practice ratio in critical care* supported by curriculum vitae and a support letter from the ICU director attached to the instructor application.

Nurse instructor candidate: Requires either a baccalaureate degree and critical care certification, or  graduate or higher degree with a 50% practice ratio in critical care* supported by curriculum vitae and a support letter from the ICU director attached to the instructor application.

Physician assistant instructor candidate: Requires a baccalaureate or higher degree with a 50% practice ratio in critical care* supported by curriculum vitae and a support letter from  the ICU director attached to the instructor application.

*Critical care practice is considered either a didactic or education-based role focused on the critically ill or injured patient.
The practice requirement ensures (as best as possible) that the instructor will be comfortable with the majority of lecture
components and skill stations and will be able to answer questions with credibility.

FDM Instructor Application

Noncertified critical care practitioners must provide a recommendation form signed by the course director, a letter detailing the extent and percentage of time spent in the area of critical care from the Critical Care Director and a current curriculum vitae. After careful review by the Immediate Past Chair, current Chair, and Vice-Chair of the FDM Program Committee, instructor candidate status may be awarded. Critical care-certified practitioners will be recognized as instructors upon successful completion of the instructor course component.

Associate Instructor Eligibility

If you do not meet the above criteria for traditional FDM instructorship but have significant experience in critical care, a pharmacy or respiratory therapy degree, you may qualify for the FDM associate instructor designation. The criteria for associate instructors are:

  • Successful completion of an FDM provider course;
  • Successful completion of the instructor curriculum component;
  • Submission of associate instructor application;
  • Significant clinical activity in critical care.
 

 Director

 

Responsibilities

  • Maintain certification, special/added qualifications or practice ratio in critical care;
  • Apply to hold courses in the area or hospital;
  • Assure FDM course(s) is consistent with goals, objectives and vision of SCCM; and
  • Teach/direct at least one approved FDM course every two years.

Eligibility

The criteria to become an FDM course director are:

  • Be an SCCM-approved FDM instructor in good standing;
  • Teach in at least two approved FDM courses in the two previous years;
  • Serve as course director, with the mentorship of an FDM consultant, for at least one approved FDM course; and
  • Submit a completed FDM director application and letter of recommendation from an FDM consultant to direct courses independently.

Director Criteria and Supporting Documents

Director Application

 

 Consultant

 

Responsibilities

  • Maintain current SCCM membership;
  • Continue certification, special/added qualifications or practice ratio in critical care;
  • Offer mentorship and guidance to first-time course directors and coordinators;
  • Attend at least one day of a director candidate’s first course;
  • Evaluate the process, venue, attitudes of course faculty; and
  • Confer with course director and course coordinator after completion of the course to complete an evaluation for SCCM.

Eligibility

The criteria to become an FDM consultant are:

  • Be an SCCM-approved FDM director in good standing;
  • Teach/direct at least two approved FDM courses in the two previous years;
  • Be willing to offer mentorship and guidance to first-time course directors and coordinators; and
  • Submit a completed FDM consultant application and letter of recommendation from a current FDM consultant.

Consultant Criteria and Supporting Documents

Consultant Application