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EMS Subject Expert/Strategist for Clarion Events Fire & Rescue Group. Servant Leader, Professional Educator, Author, and Textbook Contributor. Critical Care EMT- Paramedic and Nationally Registered Paramedic, with an Associate Degree in Emergency Medical Science, a Bachelor’s in Health Science and EMS Management, a Master’s Degree in Education with doctoral-level work as part of an Education Specialist Degree and in Dissertation phase for Doctorate in Education. Background includes EMS educator with over 20 years of experience in both on site and online programs, EMS shift supervisor, field training officer and team leader, over 20 years of field paramedic and six years of critical care transport experience along with seven years of military experience in a leadership position with rapid-deployments units.
Lieutenant R. Elliott Guinn is a critical care paramedic and has been involved in EMS for over 20 years. He has been with the Rio Rancho Fire Rescue for the past 14 years and is currently assigned as a senior “Medcom,” a small specially trained paramedic program responding to high acuity calls to over 100,000 people.
Eric M. Rottenberg, AAS, is a graduate of the Columbus Technical Institute with a paramedic degree. He has worked at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center since 1988, where he has studied CPR and intubation research. He has spent several years reviewing manuscripts for the American Journal of Emergency Medicine and received reviewer recognition in 2019 after completing his 80th review.
Evan D. Schmitz, MD is a board certified pulmonary and critical care physician and the inventor of the AIROD®.
Gina Farquharson, RRT-NPS, MBA, MS, CPPS is a registered respiratory therapist and paramedic instructor in Massachusetts and teaching capnography for almost 20 years. She is currently a senior consultant for Capnography at Medtronic.
Glen Keating is an airway enthusiast from Columbus, Ohio. Glen is paramedic in charge of quality improvement for a suburban EMS system north of Columbus and spent 11 years as a respiratory therapist at a Level-One trauma center in Columbus. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in emergency medical care from Eastern Kentucky University and is an Ohio EMS Instructor with a special focus on airway and ventilation management. He is the owner of PreHospital Elements, LLC., an EMS education and quality improvement firm based in Ohio.
Gregory K. Spratt, BS, RRT, CPFT is the Director of Market Development at Medtronic.
Jake Weinstein is the chief learning officer at medicalednow.com, a continuing education company focused on EMS and nursing. He is a hospitalist NP in Denver, Medical Director for Revive IV Bars and adjunct faculty at University of Northern Colorado. His background includes flight medicine, cardiac surgery ICU and consulting services. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jason Haag is the assistant chief of operations for Finger Lakes Ambulance and the owner of Medivation, LLC. He has more than 20 years of fire and EMS experience and management experience in EMS billing. He started as an EMT in 2003 and advanced to the paramedic level in 2006. In 2008, Jason studied at the University of Maryland Baltimore College to obtain a certification in critical care transport. Jason worked as a CCEMT-P since 2008 and has experience transporting critically ill patients utilizing ventilators, IV pumps, advanced pharmacology, and RSI. He was an EMS supervisor from 2010-2018. Jason successfully earned his CIC certification and teaches for many agencies across New York. He also speaks at conferences, hosts classes, and coordinates educational offerings. Jason continues his EMS advocacy through his active involvement with Finger Lakes Regional EMS Council, NY SEMSCO, Wayne County ALS, AHA instructing, NASEMSE and NAEMT. His involvement with Geneva Fire Department, Boy Scouts, Masons, Rotary, and Ducks Unlimited occupy his days after his daily family time with his wife Jami and son Gavin.
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