The official podcast of the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) NAEMT is the only national association representing the professional interests of all EMS practitioners, including paramedics, emergency medical technicians, emergency medical responders, and other professionals providing prehospital and out-of-hospital emergent, urgent or preventive medical care. NAEMT members work in all sectors of EMS, including government service agencies, fire departments, hospital-based ambulance services, private companies, industrial and special operations settings, and in the military. NAEMT serves its members by advocating on issues that impact their ability to provide quality patient care, providing high quality education that improves the knowledge and skills of practitioners, and supporting EMS research and innovation.

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7 days ago

In this edition of NAEMT Radio Rob Lawrence, NAEMT Member and Lighthouse Leadership Mentor talks cyber security and disaster preparedness with NAEMT Disaster Preparedness Committee Chair David Blevins. David highlights the current risks to our office based and vehicle borne IT equipment as well as discussing the types of attack they could (or are) coming under from bad actors, both at home and abroad.
David also talks about the work of the NAEMT Disaster Preparedness Committee as well as NAEMTs position statement on the creation of a EMS only Emergency Support Function (ESF) within the emergency management framework of operations.
About the NAEMT Disaster Preparedness Committee
This committee shall advise the Board on ways to strengthen the role of EMS in our nation’s emergency preparedness strategy and response activities.  Responsibilities include:
Identifying national gaps in EMS preparedness protocols and training for response to natural and man-made disasters, mass casualty incidents, and medical countermeasures, and recommending measures to address these gaps;
Identifying ways to improve integration of EMS in disaster preparedness planning, communications/interoperability;
Identifying funding sources to support agency preparedness activities; and
Increasing understanding among emergency management and public health leaders of the role of EMS in national preparedness.
NAEMT’s Considerable Disaster Preparedness resources: Disaster Preparedness (
NAEMT Position Statement - Federal Emergency Support Function -
About David Blevins
David serves as the Director of EMS Education for Roane State Community College. In  this role, he oversees initial education in pre-hospital emergency medicine ranging from Emergency Medical Responder (EMR), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) and the Paramedic program. He is the primary point of contact for curriculum development and implementation, as well as professional development for a cadre of experienced full-time and adjunct faculty members.
David serves as the chair of the NAEMT Disaster Preparedness Committee and also serves as a Major in the Tennessee Air National Guard.
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Tuesday Sep 12, 2023

In this edition of NAEMT Radio Rob Lawrence, NAEMT Member and Lighthouse Leadership Mentor talks to Steven Kroll, Chair of the NAEMT EMS Political Action Committee (PAC) and NAEMT President Elect, Chris Way, also Chair of the NAEMT Advocacy Committee.
Collectively they discuss that Advocacy on behalf of the EMS profession is an important responsibility of NAEMT and the political action committee is a critical part of our advocacy program.
NAEMT’s Advocacy program has three main components:
NAEMT’s professional advocacy team – paid lobbyists in Washington DC who work with policymakers on legislation and regulation impacting EMS.
The grassroots engagement of the NAEMT members – visiting members of Congress at home, coming to Washington for EMS on the Hill each spring, sending letters to members of Congress in response to NAEMT advocacy requests, and sending letters using the NAEMT Online Legislative Service (OLS)
NAEMTs Political Action Committee or PAC that provides support for candidates for the US Congress – both the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate – who champion the issues of importance to NAEMT members.
NAEMT 2023 National EMS Awards of Excellence Recipients: 2023 National EMS Awards of Excellence Recipients 8-16-23 v2 (
About Steven Kroll
Steven Kroll, MHA, EMT, is the executive director and volunteer chief of Delmar-Bethlehem EMS in Albany County, New York. He is also the chief delivery officer at UCM Digital Health, a telehealth triage, treatment and navigation medical practice. Kroll guided the development of UCM’s EMS treat-in-place telemedicine program.
In addition to his work in prehospital care, he’s the chairperson of the Board of Trustees for Cobleskill Regional Hospital in Schoharie County, New York. 
Kroll holds a Master of Health Administration from Duke University and has extensive experience in healthcare policy, advocacy and operations. Prior roles include serving as the executive director of The Arc New York, the state’s largest developmental disability services organization; vice president of governmental affairs at the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS); and a health staffer for the U.S. Senate.
Kroll is a member and past chair of his state’s Emergency Medical Service Council. He is also NAEMT’s Advocacy Coordinator for New York and a member of the NAEMT Advocacy Committee. In 2018, he was recognized as the NAEMT/Braun Industries EMT of the Year.
About Chris Way
Christopher Way has been an emergency service professional for 28 years. Chief Way transitioned to Kootenai County Fire and Rescue as the Fire Chief in May of 2020 after serving as the Chief Officer for the Kootenai Count EMS System for the previous seven years.
Chief Way came to Idaho from Kansas where he served in Fire and EMS roles in urban, suburban and rural settings. He was an EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate and now has been a licensed paramedic since 1994 as well as a certified Firefighter. Throughout his career he has held different ranks culminating most recently in his promotion to Fire Chief.  He also has significant experience in disaster management at the local, state and national level.
In addition to his full-time role as Fire Chief he is involved at the local, regional, state and national level in advocacy and leadership for emergency services.  He is the Treasurer for the National EMT Association and has served on their board and committees for several years.  He is a regular speaker at national conferences and in his spare time Chief Way and two partners own an Emergency Medicine education and consulting company. 
Passionate about emergency medical care, Governor Brad Little selected Chief Way to be the Chairman of the Idaho Time Sensitive Emergency Council in May of 2019. He has a bachelor’s degree in Management and Human Relations and maintains all of his Fire and EMS licenses/certifications.  He regularly donates time to his community, serves local non-profit organizations and is involved in his children’s many activities. Christopher and his wife Jennifer live in Hayden, Idaho with their two daughters and four Labradors.

Thursday Aug 31, 2023

Ep.15 NAEMT Radio – TBI with Dr Deb Stein.
In this edition of NAEMT Radio Rob Lawrence, NAEMT Member and Lighthouse Leadership Mentor talks Traumatic Brain Injury with Deborah M. Stein MD, MPH, the R Adams Cowley, MD Professor in Shock and Trauma at University of Maryland Medical Center. Rob and Dr Stein discuss both moderate and severe cases of TBI, and its signs, symptoms, treatment and transport considerations.
Prehospital Sepsis Care Research Update, 2023
About Dr Deb Stein
Deborah M. Stein MD, MPH, earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University, her Medical Degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and her Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health with certificates in both Injury Control and Heath Policy. She completed her general surgery residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and a Fellowship in Trauma/Surgical Critical Care at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She is Board Certified in General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care and Neurocritical Care with additional Subspecialty Certification from the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties in Neurocritical Care.  She is a fellow in the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Critical Care Medicine
Upon completion of her fellowship in 2004, Dr. Stein joined the faculty at the University of Maryland School of Medicine where she rose to become the R Adams Cowley Professor in Shock and Trauma in 2016.  Dr. Stein served in a number of roles at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center including Medical Director for Neurotrauma Critical Care, Medical Director for the Trauma Resuscitation Unit, Co-Director of the Neurotrauma Center for the State of Maryland, and as the Chief of Trauma at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. In 2019, Dr. Stein was recruited to the position of Vice Chair of Trauma and Critical Care Surgery at the UCSF Department of Surgery and Chief of Surgery at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital.  In the Fall of 2021, Dr. Stein rejoined the University of Maryland School of Medicine as Professor of Surgery with tenure and Director of Adult Critical Care Services for the University of Maryland Medical Center.
Dr. Stein has authored over 275 peer-reviewed articles and numerous book chapters. Her national service includes active participation in major trauma, critical care, and surgical societies including serving as the President for the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, Vice-Chair for the Trauma, Burn, and Surgical Critical Care Board of the American Board of Surgery and immediate past-Chair of the Research Committee for the American College of Surgeons’ Committee on Trauma.  She also serves as a Deputy Editor for the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery and is the Chair of the Certifying Exam Committee for the Trauma, Burns, and Surgical Critical Care Board.  Dr. Stein’s research interests are in the fields of traumatic brain injury, hemorrhagic shock, biomechanics of injury, and functional outcomes following traumatic injury.  She has been continuously federally funded over 20 years.   
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Sunday Aug 13, 2023

In this edition of NAEMT Radio, Rob Lawrence, NAEMT Member and Lighthouse Leadership Mentor, is joined by Matthew J. Levy, DO, MSc, FACEP, FAEMS, Deputy Director of Emergency Medicine, Special Operations and Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Surgery from Johns Hopkins University & Medicine. Dr Levy is also NAEMT’s medical director for its All-Hazards Disaster Response (AHDR) course.
The All-Hazards Disaster Response (AHDR) course teaches students how to respond to the many types of disaster scenarios they may encounter, including natural disasters and infrastructure failings, fires and radiological events, pandemics, active shooter incidents, and other mass casualty events. AHDR educates participants on how to analyze potential threats in their area, assess available resources, and create a response plan that will save lives. AHDR is appropriate for all levels of EMS practitioners. This course is offered in the classroom and provides 8 hours of CAPCE credit and NREMT recognition. For more information visit: All Hazards Disaster Response (
Also, September is National Preparedness Month, an observance to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time. Every September, national, regional, and local governments, as well as private and public health institutions, support emergency preparedness efforts and encourages Americans to act before, during, and after an emergency. Every community in the United States should be ready to respond to an infectious disease outbreak, chemical or radiological release, or natural disaster.
National Preparedness Month: National Preparedness Month |
National Incident Management System
About Dr Dr Matthew Levy
Matthew Levy, D.O., M.Sc., FACEP, FAEMS is an associate professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine and holds a leadership role in its Division of Special Operations. He is also a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and a Fellow of the Academy of Emergency Medical Services. Dr. Levy works closely with multiple local, state and federal emergency medical services, special operations medicine, and disaster medicine response elements.
Dr. Levy joined the faculty of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 2009. He completed his training in emergency medicine at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in 2009 after serving as chief resident (2008–2009). Dr. Levy’s research focuses on pre-hospital, operational and disaster medicine. He is the medical director of Howard County Fire and Rescue and serves as a Regional Medical Director for the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems. Dr. Levy is a tactical physician with the Maryland State Police and Howard County Police. He is also the founding commander of the Maryland-1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team and the medical director of the paramedic program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
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Friday Aug 04, 2023

In this edition of NAEMT Radio we welcome Dr. Karin Molander, emergency medicine physician and member Sepsis Alliance board and Rommie Duckworth, MPA, LP, EFO, captain, shift commander, and EMS coordinator for the Ridgefield Fire Department in Connecticut.  Sepsis is the body’s overwhelming and life-threatening response to infection that can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death. In other words, it’s your body’s overactive and toxic response to an infection. Like strokes or heart attacks, sepsis is a medical emergency that requires rapid diagnosis and treatment. Sepsis can lead to severe sepsis and septic shock.  Our guests discuss all things Sepsis with resident host Rob Lawrence, NAEMT Member and Lighthouse Leadership Mentor.
In a wide-ranging discussion, Dr. Molander and Rom particularly highlight the principle of TIME:
T – Temperature higher or lower.
Your body’s temperature should stay fairly constant, around 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit (37 degrees Celsius), moving up or down a bit depending on your activity, the environment, and time of day. A temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit (37.7 degrees Celsius) is considered to be hyperthermia, a fever. When you have an infection, your body’s temperature usually rises as it tries to fight off the bug causing the infection. Interestingly, some people see their body temperature go down (hypothermia) instead of up. This is why any change, high or low, can be a sign of sepsis.
I – Infection – may have signs and symptoms of an infection.
If you have a local infection, like a urinary tract infection, pneumonia, or an infected cut, the signs and symptoms are localized according to the area affected (needing to urinate or burning on urination for a UTI, coughing and chest pain for pneumonia, redness and pus for an infected cut, for example). If the infection has spread or you have a generalized infection, you may develop other signs and symptoms, such as fever, fatigue, pain, etc. Sometimes however, you may have an infection and not know it, and not have any symptoms. Keep this in mind especially if you have recently had surgery or an invasive medical procedure, a break in your skin, or you have been exposed to someone who is ill.
M – Mental decline – confused, sleepy, difficult to rouse.
Sepsis can affect your mental status. Some people, especially the elderly, may not show typical signs of infection. Instead, they may show a sudden change in mental status, becoming confused, or a worsening of dementia and confusion. Sleepiness, often severe, is also a common complaint.
E – Extremely ill – severe pain or discomfort, shortness of breath.
Many sepsis survivors have said that when they were ill, it was the worst they ever felt. It was the worst sore throat, worst abdominal pain, or they felt that they were going to die.
Prehospital Sepsis Care Research Update, 2023
About Rom Duckworth
Rommie L. Duckworth, MPA, LP, EFO, is a captain, shift commander, and EMS coordinator for the Ridgefield Fire Department in Connecticut. He is also founder and director of the New England Center for Rescue and Emergency Medicine. Duckworth is a dedicated emergency responder, author, and educator with more than 30 years of experience working in career and volunteer fire departments, hospital healthcare systems, and private emergency medical services.
Duckworth has contributed to the NAEMT AMLS and PHTLS textbooks. He is a 2021 recipient of the NAEMT Presidential Leadership Award for his work on the Lighthouse Leadership Committee, for which he also serves as a mentor. Duckworth is also the recipient of the American Red Cross Hero Award, Sepsis Alliance Hero Award, the EMS10 Innovators Award, and the Western Connecticut Health Network Lifetime Achievement Award.
He is the NAEMT representative to the American College of Surgeons Rural Trauma Advisory Committee, the CT-EMS for Children representative for the Ridgefield Fire Department, and an instructor for EMS, fire, rescue, law enforcement, and dispatch education programs.
He’s the author of "Duckworth on Education," as well as chapters in more than a dozen EMS, fire, rescue, and medical textbooks and over 100 published articles in fire and EMS magazines. He holds positions on other national and international advocacy and advisory boards, where he continues to work for the advancement of emergency services professions.
About Dr Karin Molander
Dr. Molander is an emergency medicine physician with greater than 25 years in clinical care.  She analyzes quality of care and is passionate about patient education. Dr. Molander became involved in the world of sepsis in 2007, initially training intensivists in Early Goal Directed Therapy.  She served on her hospital Sepsis committee from 2009 to 2015.  As chair from 2011 until 2015 she collaborated with fellow Sutter hospitals as they navigated through a new electronic health record and a sepsis initiative serving the critical access hospital to the quaternary care center.   She has served on the Sepsis Alliance board since 2018 and was recently their Chair of the Board of Directors. She co-authored a chapter on Sepsis for the American Medical Life Support textbook for Emergency Medical Services and has an updated edition coming out later this year.  She is currently participating in a yearlong Digital Health Fellowship with the goal of optimizing communication amongst patients and providers.  She has co-launched a website and joined the social media bandwagon with educational videos on TikTok, Instagram and YouTube.  A book is in the works.
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Thursday Jul 20, 2023

In this edition of NAEMT Radio we welcome back NAEMT President, Susan Bailey, to provide a comprehensive association wide update covering Advocacy Efforts, Position Statements, Surveys, Workforce Development, Member Benefits and Education as well as our upcoming meetings and the World Trauma Symposium at EMS World Expo (September 18-22 New Orleans Convention Center).
About our Guest
Susan Bailey, MSEM, NRP, is the Director of the Louisiana Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and part-time faculty at Columbia Southern University where she teaches courses such as EMS Operations and Personnel Management, Risk Management Practices in EMS, and Finance of EMS Systems. She has been active in the EMS Industry since 1990 with experience in both the rural and urban setting. She has served as the NAEMT representative on the Commission on Accreditation of Prehospital Continuing Education (CAPCE) Board of Directors and was chair from 2018-2022.
A lifetime NAEMT member, Susan served as Vice-Chair of NAEMT’s Advocacy Committee, Chair of the Disaster Preparedness Committee, Chair of the Affiliate Advisory Committee. She also served on the Education Committee and the Finance Committee. In 2014, she was awarded the NASCO/NAEMT Paramedic of the Year Award, and in 2016 she was awarded an NAEMT Education Service Award for innovation in delivering NAEMT education programs to rural areas. Susan is a lifetime member of the Louisiana Association of National Registered EMTs (LANREMT). LANREMT awarded her the Instructor of the Year Award in 1999, a Presidential Meritorious Award in 2013, and an Outstanding Achievement award in 2018. In July 2022 she received a Raising the Bar Recognition from Columbia Southern University.
Passionate about the EMS Industry, Susan strives to bring positive attention to the work that EMS Practitioners do. She encourages EMS practitioners to expand their knowledge to grow with an ever-changing scope of practice within the EMS industry. A Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Susan has a bachelor’s degree in management from Southeastern Louisiana University where she graduated magna cum laude, and earned her master’s degree in emergency management from Millersville University in Pennsylvania.
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Wednesday Jun 28, 2023

In this edition of NAEMT Radio we identify how to run for and serve on the NAEMT Board of Directors. Host, Rob Lawrence welcomes NAEMT Immediate Past President, Bruce Evans, Current Board Member Shannon Watson and Dennis Wilham,Candidacy and Elections Committee Chair to discuss the topic. Bruce shares his perspectives as a long-time Board member and officer, and the rewards of helping the association grow and support the profession, while Shannon shares her experiences in running for the Board and her experiences to date on the Board.  Veteran NAEMT member, Dennis Wilham explains qualifications and requirements for running for a board position.
About our Guests
Bruce Evans
Bruce Evans, MPA, CFO, NRP, is the Fire Chief at the Upper Pine River Fire Protection District. He arrived in La Plata County after serving as the EMS Chief and as an Assistant Chief at the North Las Vegas Fire Department in Southern Nevada. He had served at the Henderson (NV) Fire Department for 18 years as a fire and EMS captain.
Chief Evans is an NFPA Fire Instructor III and served as a college faculty member at the College of Southern Nevada's Fire Technology program teaching various fire and EMS topics for 21 years. He has over 38 years' experience in a variety of EMS settings and is the 2010 recipient of the International Association of Fire Chiefs James O Page award for Leadership in EMS. He was awarded the 2014 NAEMT Presidential Leadership Award. Chief Evans is NAEMT's representative to the NFPA(r) 2400, Standard for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Used for Public Safety Operations. He holds a master’s degree in public administration, bachelor’s degree in education, and Associates in Fire Management.
Chief Evans has an appointment to the National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Medicine's Preparedness Committee. He is completed a six-year appointment on the Colorado Governor's State EMS and Trauma Advisory Committee. He is a certified faculty for the International Public Safety Leadership and Ethics training program and instructor at the National Emergency Training Center authoring several courses in emergency response and incident management. Evans co-authored several textbooks, Crew Resource Management with Jones & Bartlett Learning, Management of EMS and EMS Research and Quality Management with Prentice Hall, IFSTA's Structural Series High-Rise Firefighting. He is one of the authors of the NAEMT EMS Safety Course and the NAEMT Principles of Ethics and Personal Leadership (PEPL) Course. Chief Evans is a contributor to the EMS Column in Firehouse Magazine and cases in the Journal of EMS (JEMS). Chief Evans is part of the LaPlata County Suicide Prevention Coalition and served on the SW Colorado Child Fatality Review Team.
Shannon Watson
Shannon Watson, MHA, NRP, CC-EMTP, CP, began her EMS career in North Carolina, where she attained her paramedic and associate degree in emergency medical science. She came to Christian Hospital EMS in 2008 and worked full-time as a paramedic serving north St. Louis County. She was promoted through the ranks of educator, clinical supervisor, mobile integrated health supervisor, and is currently assistant chief of EMS.
Watson is an EMS educator and teaches nationally at EMS conferences. She is secretary for the East Central Region EMS Committee for St. Louis. In 2012, Watson became a contributing author of the resuscitation chapter in the Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals book. She also serves as region 3 director for the NAEMT.  Watson is passionate about leadership and mentoring others.
During her EMS tenure, Watson assisted in growing and developing the Christian Hospital EMS Academy and developing and implementing a mobile integrated health program for Christian Hospital. She has continued her education as a critical care paramedic, community paramedic, and she completed her bachelor’s in business and master’s in healthcare administration. She is married to a firefighter-paramedic, and they have three children. She enjoys spending her free time with friends and family engaging in outdoor activities.
Dennis Wilham
Dennis spent 17 years in the Planning Department within Caterpillar where he focused on N/C programming and Processing for the Primary Fabrication Manufacturing lines. During this same time, he was also the EMS Emergency Response Director responsible for all EMS Medical Direction and training of the Industrial Advanced Life Support Team. This led him to become the full time Medical Administrator and Supervisor of the Decatur Medical Department and EMS Medical Director of the Industrial Advanced Life Support Team.
Later, Dennis became the US Operations EMS Director over EMS, the Liaison Manager over Medical, Security, Food Service and HR Budget coordinator for the Aurora, Decatur, and Peoria facilities. For his final 5 years at Caterpillar, Dennis worked in the Visitor Services Center focused on providing factory & facility tours highlighting manufacturing processes and procedures of the Off-Road Heavy Equipment within Caterpillar to Customers and Dealers from around the world. During this same time, he continued to provide ALS services at the Decatur Caterpillar facility as the lead Caterpillar Medic. Dennis retired with 37-1/2 years from Caterpillar in December 2015.
Dennis currently serves as Human Resource Officer at Logan County Paramedic Association in Lincoln, Illinois where he also held the positions of board member, Vice President and President. He is also the chair of the NAEMT Candidacy and Elections Committee.
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Saturday Jun 17, 2023

Ep 10 NAEMT Radio – A Gathering of Eagles with Dr Jeff Jarvis
In this edition of NAEMT Radio, Rob Lawrence and NAEMT’s Associate Medical Director, Dr Jeff Jarvis travelled to Florida to the 2023 Metropolitan Medical Directors, EMS State of the Science XXIV Conference, more popularly known as the ‘Gathering of Eagles’.
The Eagles have evolved into a cohesive global consortium, known for cutting-edge education and intrepid operational advances in out-of-hospital emergency care. The group is comprised of the accountable jurisdictional Medical Directors of the 60 to 70 largest municipalities in the U.S., Europe and other global regions as well as several key counterparts from U.S. federal agencies. Despite minimal advertising of their meetings, Eagles’ audiences are often comprised of more than 1000 attendees, all by word of mouth.
In this edition, Rob and Dr Jarvis discuss the highlights of the conference and cover topics including Traumatic Cardiac Arrest, Whole Blood usage, Heads Up CPR, Call Volume and triaging life threatening from non-life-threatening calls, ECMO and much more.
For total coverage of the event, please read the amazing blog from Lee Turpen here:
About Dr Jeff Jarvis
Dr. Jarvis is the Medical Director for Metropolitan Area EMS Authority, MedStar Mobile Healthcare, Fort Worth Texas. He was previously the EMS medical director for the Williamson County EMS system in Texas. He is board-certified in emergency medicine and EMS. He began his career as a paramedic with Williamson County EMS in 1988 and continues to maintain his paramedic license. Dr. Jarvis received his paramedic license in 1988, bachelor’s degree in psychology from Texas A&M University in 1990, master’s degree from New York Medical College in 1991 and Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in 2005. He completed his residency at the Texas A&M College of Medicine/Scott & White Hospital in Texas. Dr. Jarvis is an educator, accomplished researcher, author, speaker and blogger. He serves on the boards and committees of several state and national organizations and has received several awards
About NAEMT Formed in 1975 and more than 72,000 members strong, the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians is the only national association representing the professional interests of all emergency and mobile healthcare practitioners, including emergency medical technicians, advanced emergency medical technicians, emergency medical responders, paramedics, advanced practice paramedics, critical care paramedics, flight paramedics, community paramedics, and mobile integrated healthcare practitioners. NAEMT members work in all sectors of EMS, including government agencies, fire departments, hospital-based ambulance services, private companies, industrial and special operations settings, and in the military.
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Monday Jun 05, 2023

In this edition of NAEMT Radio we discuss the Prehospital Management of Shock with Samuel M. Galvagno Jr., D.O., Ph.D., M.S., F.C.C.M., Professor and Executive Vice Chair University of Maryland School of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology in Baltimore. Dr Galvagno is also the author for the PHTLS 10th edition chapter on Shock.  Our host, Rob Lawrence and Dr Galvagno discusses best practices in prehospital management of Shock including hemorrhage control,  resuscitation, recognition and complications of shock as well as blood and fluid products in current use.  NAEMT Radio is hosted by NAEMT Member and Lighthouse Leadership Mentor - Rob Lawrence.
Dr. Galvagno is a Tenured Professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology. Dr. Galvagno graduated from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2000. After an internship at St. Clare’s / St. Vincent’s Midtown Hospital in New York, New York, Dr. Galvagno entered active duty as a general medical officer and emergency physician.  Following his active duty tour, he received residency training at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Woman’s Hospital, where he was elected Chief Resident during his final residency year.  He pursued a fellowship in Critical Care Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine after residency, and also completed a research fellowship and extensive training in epidemiology and biostatistics at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.  He defended his Ph.D. in 2012 with a thesis focused on helicopter emergency medical services for adults with major trauma. Dr. Galvagno also attained Lean Six Sigma Black Belt training from Villanova University and is a graduate of the United States Air Force Air Command and Staff College and Air War College.
Dr. Galvagno's research goal is to coordinate, develop, and lead efforts to advance the science of critical care, combining regional applications with a global perspective, through the cultivation of a versatile and robust research methodology. He has secondar interests in patient monitoring, resuscitation, safety & quality improvement in the intensive care unit, and medical education. He has authored over 120 peer-reviewed papers and has authored several textbooks and textbook chapters. He has received funding from the NIH and DoD.
He is board-certified in anesthesiology (ABA), critical care medicine (ABA), neurocritical care (UCNS and ABMS), emergency medical services (ABEM) and public health (NBPHE). Dr. Galvagno presents serves as the Medical Director for the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center Multi Trauma Critical Care Unit and is the Deputy Director for the Shock Trauma "Go-Team." In addition to appointments within the Society of Critical Care Medicine's Anesthesiology Section, he serves on the ABA Critical Care Exam Committee, the ABPN Neurocritical Care Exam Committee and was elected as a fellow to the Academy of Critical Care Medicine in 2016.

Tuesday May 23, 2023

NAEMT Radio - EMS for Children (A EMS Week Special Edition)
Within EMS Week 2023, Wednesday, May 24: EMS for Children Day and in this EMS Week special episode, Rob Lawrence talks to Mark Cicero, MD, associate professor in the section of pediatric emergency medicine at the Yale School of Medicine and an attending physician at the Yale-New Haven's Children's Hospital Emergency Department.
Dr. Cicero discusses pediatric disaster medicine and its application in the prehospital environment as well as Improving prehospital care and specific tips for providers managing pediatric emergencies. Dr Cicero also highlights his work with the EMS for Children Innovation and Improvement Center’s Disaster Preparedness Working Group. Rob and Dr Cicero discuss the EMS handover of sick children and the development of Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinators within EMS agencies.
Emergency Medical Services for Children Innovation & Improvement Center (EIIC) -
The Pediatric Pandemic Network -
SimBox EMS -
About Dr Cicero
Mark X. Cicero MD, FAAP is an associate professor in the section of pediatric emergency medicine (PEM) at the Yale School of Medicine. Prior to this appointment, he completed medical school at State University of New York at Buffalo, pediatrics residency and chief residency at the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, and PEM fellowship at Yale. He has designed experiential and didactic curricula in pediatric disaster medicine, and has published original research about disaster medicine educational strategies. His research is sponsored by Emergency Medical Services for Children and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. He has served nationally as a consultant for prehospital and hospital pediatric disaster preparedness. Firsthand disaster experience includes hurricane Isabel in Norfolk VA, as well as an epidemic. He serves as the chair of the pediatrics committee of the National Association of EMS Physicians, and on the National Biodefense Science Board.


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