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Expert in Emergency Medical Services Systems

Expert ID: 728877 Virginia, USA

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Expert has been involved in Emergency Medical Services for the last 21 years as a field provider, dispatcher and manager. Expert has been integral in many aspects of system development and growth including protocol development, grant writing and research, and personnel training including supervisory development and education. Working in systems from coast to coast, Expert has had the opportunity to be involved in the conversion of volunteer systems to career departments and Public Utility Model EMS systems to fully municipal Emergency Medical Services model.

EMS is a highly fluid and ever-changing profession subject to frequent changes in technology. Expert has been involved in the development of new and exciting changes in techniques for the provision of patient care. Expert was instrumental in the addition of Hypothermia in cardiac arrest patients. In conjunction with a U.S. medical college, Expert wrote and presented the protocol to allow providers to actively cool post cardiac arrest patients increasing the survival rate by 50%. Expert was actively involved in the protocol for care of stroke patients in a U.S. area as well.

Expert has been an educator in the field of EMS for the last 15 years, most recently functioning as the Training Captain for a U.S. county. He is currently a Advanced Life Support Coordinator and has designed training and preception programs for multiple counties. Expert is also the American Heart Association Coordinator for a U.S. hospital, instructing medical professionals in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support.

Expert has been involved in grant research and writing for the a Volunteer Rescue Squad. He has been consulting in equipment purchasing as well as restructure of the department. Expert has been involved in writing and researching grants both federal and state grants for the a Volunteer Rescue Squad. Expert is working with Apostle Lutheran Church to restructure financially and the application of grants and private endowments.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Virginia Beach, Virginia - Norfolk, Virginia - Chesapeake, Virginia - Richmond, Virginia - Newport News, Virginia - Hampton, Virginia - Alexandria, Virginia - Portsmouth, Virginia - Lynchburg, Virginia - Suffolk, Virginia

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1989 Degree: BS Subject: Political Science Institution: Oregon State University
Year: 1989 Degree: AA Subject: Paramedicine Institution: Arapahoe Community College

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2009 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Paramedic Department: Field Operations Responsibilities: Expert currently maintains his status as a Field Paramedic in a 911 response area but is also involved in training and grant writing in a small county agency. Expert is also the grant administrator for the county in reference to Electronic Patient care Reports grant and implementation.
Years: 2008 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Education Coordinator Department: Education Responsibilities: Expert is the lead instructor and course coordinator for the a health systems AHA class. He maintains Certification and re-certification records and conducts class and instructor scheduling.
Years: 2008 to 2010 Employer: (Undisclosed) County Emergency Services Title: Training Captain Department: Operations / Training Responsibilities: Expert was one of the principal architects in the conversion of this busy rural system to a career department. ExpertJackson was responsible for training, grant writing and administration, and administrating and operational policy writing. Expert was also tasked with developing a QA/QI process and new treatment protocols.
Years: 2005 to 2008 Employer: (Undisclosed) Ambulance Authority Title: Operations Supervisor Department: Operations Responsibilities: Expert was responsible for day-to-day operations for a busy urban EMS system. This suite of tasks included mitigating large incidents and personnel supervision.
Years: 2000 to 2005 Employer: Denver Paramedic Division Title: Senior Paramedic Department: Operations / Training Responsibilities: Expert was a senior field paramedic assign to the Denver International Airport and to the Denver Metro area. He was a Field Training Officer evaluating new providers. Expert also updated the Denver Paramedic Divisions Disaster Mitigation Plan.
Years: 1997 to 2000 Employer: American Medical Response Title: Operations Supervisor Department: Operations / Special Operations Responsibilities: Expert was instrumental in implementing several programs while being responsible for day-to-day operations in a busy metro system.
Years: 1995 to 1997 Employer: Hall Ambulance Service Title: Field Training Officer Department: Operations / Training Responsibilities: Expert was a field paramedic and was charged with training and evaluation of new employees. Expert also taught AHA classes as part of the departmental training program.
Years: 1990 to 1994 Employer: Gold Cross Ambulance Service Title: Field Training Officer Department: Operations Responsibilities: Expert was a field provider who was assigned new employees for evaluation and training.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert is a member of the National Assiciation of EMS Educators, National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians, and National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.
Licenses / Certifications
Expert holds a paramedic certification at the U.S. state level and the National Registry. Expert also has FEMA certification in National Incident Management 100, 200, 300, 400, 700, and 800. Expert holds instructor level certification in NIMS 300, 400. Tactical medicine, high angle Rescue and light and heavy vehicle rescue.
Professional Appointments
Executive Board member, county Volunteer Rescue Squad
Executive Board member, County Library System
Awards / Recognition
Intructor of the Year Peninsula EMS Council (2009)
EMS Provider of the Year (2007)
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has 18 publications.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert has been a witness in multiple litigation regarding ambulance motor vehicle accident and malpractice actions involving providers and medical clinics resulting in large awards.
Training / Seminars
Expert has developed a training course for the Emergency Medical Technician. The course is advanced and uses the current DOT curriculum. He also has developed an Ethics course for EMS providers that stresses integrity and clinical excellence.

Expert has been involved in training EMS providers since 1989, when he graduated from EMT training.
Vendor Selection
Expert has been a grant administrator for the last 10 years and been responsible for equipment evaluation and purchasing to service these grants. Expert has an extensive network of venders and developers that he has built over that time period.
Marketing Experience
Expert has industry insight as both a provider and as as an administrator. He understands the nuances of system status management and the relationship between stationary unit placement and street corner placement. Expert is intimately knowledgeable about the Road Safety System. Expert has written and implemented many protocols for the technological and clinical improvement of EMS systems (hypothermia, for example).
Other Relevant Experience
Expert has written several disaster plans for large EMS systems. Development from conception to implementation including proposal, budget, and marketing.

Fields of Expertise

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