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Fire Emergency Medical Response Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

EMS, Emergency Medical Services, Paramedic, EMT, Emergency Medical Technician, EMR, Emergency Medical Response, Fire, National Fire Academy,

SUMMARY

Experienced educator and EMS professional dedicated at connecting prehospital care to advanced level practitioners. Education Saint Mary’s College of California 2014
M.A. – Leadership Studies Moraga, CA

California State University, Sacramento 2011
B.S. – Career Technical Studies Sacramento, CA
Summa Cum Laude

California State University, Sacramento 2011
Teacher Credential Program Sacramento, CA
Designated Subjects Teacher Credential K-12 and Supervision/Coordination Credential K-12

Rio Hondo College 2003
Fire Science Certificate Whittier, CA

American River College 2002
A.S. – Paramedic Studies Sacramento, CA
Highest Honors

Professional Work Experience related to Education and Teaching

Adjunct Assistant Professor 12/2007 – Present
American River College Sacramento, CA

Instructed Paramedic, EMT, and EMR skills to levels of proficiency in accordance to National Registry Standards
Clinical Coordinator for Mercy San Juan Hospital
Executed linear and adaptive testing methods
Designed curriculum specific for high school articulation agreements and instructed as teacher of record
Evaluated students on didactic understanding in preparation for licensure examinations
Remediated students as needed for psychomotor skill inadequacies
Lectured and delivered didactic learning through a variety of pedagogical mediums

Adjunct Assistant Professor 12/2015 to Present
Cosumnes River College Elk Grove, CA

Instructed Fire Technology coursework and developed updated EMT Refresher material congruent with DOT/NHTSA 2002 National Guidelines
Crafted new curriculum and revised existing core and elective curriculum in accordance to National Fire Academy (FESHE) Model that was adopted for community college use
Upgraded all coursework for FT 300, 301, 302, and 305 Canvas use
Worked with a diverse population of students, including many international students and ESL students, and developed strategies for responding effectively to a wide range of academic abilities

Assisted in incorporating innovative learning for students with disabilities
Encouraged students to develop writing goals and then work to tailor each assignment to these goals
Professional Work Experience related to Practitioner as Paramedic and Public Servant Sacramento Fire Department 1999 to 2016
Paramedic/Firefighter/Trauma and Medical Educator and Coordinator/Fire Inspector Sacramento, CA

Provided key witness testimony identifying factors associated with negligence, breach of duty, causation, and damages in accordance with legal proceedings through the State of California judiciary trial system
Articulated technical support relevant to EMS/Trauma related injuries to department officers/staff/and legal representatives
Educated department staff on up to date policies and procedures relevant to the trauma system within the greater Sacramento area
Proctored advanced level medical and trauma interventions to a variety of EMS providers
Provided advanced level care through the 9-1-1 system responding to traumatic injuries, gunshot wounds, burns, medical emergencies and fire suppression in a wide range of emergencies
Coordinated advice to the general public on the interpretation and application of municipal and state laws, ordinances, codes, and regulations
Identified violations and corrective actions to be enacted for breach of compliance
Served on the Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) committee. Responsible for reading all documentation relating to EMS within the department, looking for deviances from protocols or unusual occurrences, then compiling data and submitting quarterly reports to the EMS Chief. Attended regional EMS compliance meetings and worked on developing new protocols with the regional EMS team.
Crafted the curriculum for “MQAO” Medical Quality Assurance Officer in conjunction with the community
college so that newly hired paramedics could have continued training and support

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Paramedic 1993 – 1999 Sacramento, CA
American Medical Response, Baystar Ambulance, Cordova Ambulance, Medic Ambulance, First Responder Ambulance, and Pro-Care Ambulance

Provided advanced and basic life support transportation to the sick and injured
Provided critical-care, 9-1-1, and neonatal transportation rendered throughout the greater Sacramento area

Industry Related Training/Certifications

State of California Licensed Paramedic and EMT
Fire Arson Detection – National Fire Academy
Fire Investigation – California Fire Service Training and Education System
Hazardous Materials FRO/Decon
Fire Inspector – 1A,1B,1C, and 1D
Arrest Search and Seizure (PC 832)
Supervision / Management Certificates
Advanced Cardiac Life support (ACLS)
Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals (PEPP)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
International Trauma Life Support (ITLS)
Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)
Bilingual – Spanish (Heritage Speaker)

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