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Alan M. Batt

MSc PhD(c) CCP

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Reviewer

Alan M. Batt MSc PhD(c) CCP is a College Professor in the Paramedic Programs at Fanshawe College, Adjunct Associate Professor of Paramedic Science at CQUniversity, and a Paramedic Educator at the Centre for Paramedic Education and Research. He also holds an Adjunct Faculty position in the Institute for Health Professionals at Portland Community College.

Todd M. Cage

MEd, NRP

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Todd M. Cage, MEd, NRP, is an instructor of emergency medicine and a practicing paramedic. He has been a certified paramedic since 1997 and an EMT since 1990.

Elliot Carhart

EdD, RRT, NRP

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Elliot Carhart, EdD, RRT, NRP is the EMS Performance & Research Coordinator for Pinellas County (FL) EMS & Fire Administration.

James W. Cason

Reviewer

James Cason is an experienced fire service technical teams professional with more than 30 years' experience in many technical operations.

Adam Cook

NREMT-P

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Adam Cook, NREMT-P, is a supervisory law enforcement official assigned to a special response unit in the Washington, D.C. area.

James Dinsch

MS, NRP, CCEMT-P

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James Dinsch, MS, NRP, CCEMT-P, is the EMS department chair and program director for Indian River State College in Fort Pierce, Fla.

James Duren

EMT-P

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Jim Duren is responsible for overseeing training, education, regulatory and compliance, certification and recertification for all prehospital care providers in the county, as well as EMS online CE program director, BLS QA and cardiac case review.

Christopher Ebright

BEd, NREMT-P

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Christopher Ebright, BEd, NREMT-P, is an EMS education coordinator for the National EMS Academy in Louisiana. He has been providing medical education for 18 years.

John Gosford

MS, NREMT-P

Section Editor

Topic Editor

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John Gosford, MS, NREMT-P, is an assistant professor and EMS Program Coordinator for the College of Southern Maryland and an accomplished EMS author.

Arthur Hsieh

MS, NREMT-P

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Arthur Hsieh, MS, NREMT-P, is the program director at Santa Rosa Junior College's paramedic program and the editor-in-chief of EMS1.com. He has been a nationally registered paramedic since 1985.

Jason Hums

MPH, BSN

Topic Editor

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Jason Hums, MPH, BSN, is an assistant professor of paramedic for Southwestern Community College in Chula Vista, Ca.

Frank Killebrew

Reviewer

Frank Killebrew is a paramedic and full-time EMS educator. He is currently the paramedicine technolgy program director at Ogeechee Technical College in Statesboro, Ga.

Ron Lawler

BS, EMT-P

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Ron Lawler, BS, NRP, is the director of Sanford Health EMS Education in Fargo, North Dakota and an American Heart Association-certified CPR/first aid, BLS, ACLS and PALS instructor.

Bill Lord

BHlthSc, GDipCBL, MEd, PhD

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Bill Lord, BHlthSc, GDipCBL, MEd, PhD, is Associate Professor and discipline lead for Paramedic Science at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Travis Mitchell

NRP

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Travis Mitchell, NRP, is the EMS coordinator for Bon Secours Hampton Roads Health System in Hampton Roads, Va.

Keith Monosky

PhD, MPM

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Keith Monosky, PhD, MPM, is program director for the EMS paramedicine program and a tenured professor in the department of nutrition, exercise, and health sciences at Central Washington University.

Richard Murdock

BS, MICP(R)

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Richard Murdock, BS, MICP(R), is the executive director of the Mountain-Valley EMS Agency in California. He has more than 30 years experience in fire/EMS leadership, EMS education, and disaster preparedness. He has been a voice of paramedicine as a profession and has participated in research that supports evidence-based management in the prehospital setting.

Scott Nelson

BS, NRP

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Scott Nelson, BS, NRP, is the director of the EMS program at Texas Southmost College in Brownsville, Texas.

David Page

MS, NREMT-P

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David I. Page, MS, NREMT-P, is director of the Prehospital Care Research Forum at UCLA, a paramedic with Allina Health EMS, and a site visitor for the Committee on Accreditation of EMS Programs.

Richard M. Pearson

MBA, NCEE, EMT-P

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Rick Pearson, MBA, NCEE, EMT-P, is full-time faculty at Butler County Community College. He holds an MBA in health systems administration and a BS in general biology with minors in psychology and bioethics.

Sean F. Peck

MEd, EMT-P

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Sean F. Peck, MEd, EMT-P, is the paramedic program director for WestMed College in Chula Vista, Calif. He is also a fire captain for Federal Fire Department in San Diego.

John Pierce

MBA, NRP

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John Pierce, MBA, NRP, has been practicing prehospital patient care for 22 years. His undergraduate clinical instruction focuses on advanced airway, trauma, adult medical emergencies, and critical care.

William F. Toon

EDD, NRP

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William F. Toon, EDD, NRP, is the EMS training manager for the Loudoun County (Va.) Fire, Rescue, and Emergency Management. Previously, he was the battalion chief for the Johnson County (Kansas) EMS/MED-ACT and a flight paramedic with LifeNet Air Ambulance Service.

Owen T. Traynor

MD

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Owen T. Traynor, MD, is an adjunct assistant professor in emergency medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and medical director of paramedic education for the Center for Emergency Medicine of Western Pennsylvania.

Ayanna Walker

MD

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Ayanna D. Walker, MD, is a board-certified emergency medicine physician who practices at Osceola Regional Medical Center, a level II trauma center, in Kissimmee, Florida. She is a University of Central Florida College of Medicine instructor of emergency medicine and the Orlando Medical Institute medical director of paramedic education.

Travis Witt

MPPA, EMT-P

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Travis Witt, MPPA, EMT-P, is a firefighter/paramedic for the City of St. Petersburg, Florida and an EMS instructor with Southeastern College.