Foundations for the Practice of EMS Education provides broad-based coverage of fundamental principles and practices of EMS education. This book provides clear, up-to-date information and references for more in-depth material, as well as examples and templates of many useful educational tools. Whether in fire-based, hospital-based, or higher education programs, the EMS educator will find practical information and guidelines for program planning, implementation, and evaluation for both pre-service and continuing education. The book covers the needs and characteristics of adult learners, models and theories of learning, teaching-learning techniques, and legal and administrative considerations in EMS education. Beginning instructors, practicing instructors, educational program directors and medical directors can all find the information they need to offer a high-quality educational program. All EMS educators (as either an instructor development course textbook or reference) and EMS education program and medical directors. Fire department- based, hospital-based, and higher education based programs.