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Flight Paramedic Helicopter Emergency Medical Services Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Flight Paramedic, Helicopter Emergency Medical Services, HEMS, Airway and Mechanical Ventilator Management, Disaster Medicine, Clinical Quality and Complicance, EMT, Paramedic,EMS, Flight, Helicopter

EXPERT 3625

Professional Experience

EXPERT WITNESS
Expert’s Own Consulting Firm August ’17 – Present
Gilbert, AZ

Expert specializes in cases involving Pre-Hospital Emergency Medical Services and Helicopter Emergency Medical Services. We are readily available to plaintiffs and defendants in medical suits sounding in negligence and related forms of wrongdoing. Our findings are based on current standards of care applicable to a malpractice suit. We identify any and all breaches of those standards, and whether there is a causal link between the breach and the injury. In all cases, our opinions are supported with thorough analysis and research.

  • Initial case review and preliminary report composition
  • Question and answer construction for deposition
  • Complete and final report with a fully researched, evidence-based analysis
  • Trial appearance and expert witness testimony

FLIGHT PARAMEDIC/CLINICAL EDUCATOR
Air Methods Inc, Oct ‘10-Oct ‘11, Dec ‘12-Present
Phoenix, AZ

Flight Paramedic operating on rotary and fixed-wing aircraft. Responsible for evaluating clinical compliance including all aspects of clinical operations with participation in the development and oversight of all recurrent continuing education training.

  • Stabilize patients with critical medical ailments or life threatening traumatic injuries prior to transport
  • Provide care to high risk obstetric patients and patients requiring intra-aortic balloon pump therapy
  • Mentor new practitioners or clinicians whom are placed on clinical performance improvement plans
  • Maintain clinical compliance amongst line clinicians
  • Participate in interview process
  • Assists in improving clinical quality, clinical compliance, accreditation and successful reaccreditation

PARAMEDIC
Goldwater Range Fire Department, Jun ‘12-May ‘13
Gila Bend, AZ

  • Sole medical provider for the U.S. Air Force Explosive Ordinance Disposal team.
  • Provide medical support to team members in remote locations during disposal of live explosives
  • Respond and provide medical care to emergencies on base

PARAMEDIC/PERSONAL SECURITY SPECIALIST
Triple Canopy Inc., Oct ‘11-Apr ‘12
Baghdad, Iraq

  • Function as a protective security professional/paramedic in high threat and remote theater. Provide tactical medicine and trauma support to U.S.
  • Department of State employees and supporting members.
  • Provide close quarter personal protection to U.S. and foreign dignitaries
  • Primary medical provider for security detail in an austere environment
  • Deliver medical training for teammates and third country nationals
  • Volunteer for clinical duties in base clinic

FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC/RESCUE DIVER
Fitchburg Fire Department, Nov ‘06-Nov ‘10
Fitchburg, MA

  • Co-Director for Fitchburg Fire Department’s Emergency Medical Services
  • Dive Team Leader and specialized rescue/med diver
  • President of the Fitchburg Fire Department Relief Association
  • Staged for medical assistance to local law enforcement that conducted felony search warrants, arrests, and active/hazardous crime scenes

EMT-PARAMEDIC
Woods Ambulance, Aug ‘07-Aug ‘10
Gardner, MA

  • EMT-Paramedic partnered with an EMT responding to local and mutual aid emergencies in a rural setting.
  • Inter-facility transport of critically ill patients from rural hospitals to definitive care
  • Trained and instructed student EMT, EMT-P, and new employees to include EMT refresher classes

INFANTRY SQUAD LEADER
US MARINE CORPS, July ‘00-July ‘04

  • Tasked with training an infantry assault squad in mounted/dismounted operations, convoy security, route clearance, close quarters battle, urban breach and squad actions on objectives.
  • Served in Operation Iraqi Freedom
  • Operated at a Squad Leader for a weapons platoon
  • Directly responsible for all actions in a combat zone of squad members during combat operations
  • Engineered and conducted squad sized combat missions
  • Graduate of Battalion Squad Leaders Course

Education and Certifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Health Science in Professional Development and Advanced Patient Care
    Grand Canyon University 2015

Paramedic Certificate
Northeastern University 2007

  • NRP M8050717
  • FP-C 0003022
  • AZ EMT-P 84720
  • ACLS-I
  • PALS-I
  • NRP
  • BLS-I
  • PHTLS
  • Firefighter I&II Massachusetts certified
  • NIMS 100, 200, HAZMAT, 700, 800

Volunteer Experience

VOLUNTEER PARAMEDIC
Forward in Health
Grand Groâve – Fonde Fred, Haiti
Treated children who do not have access to medical care for common conditions such as sore throats, ear aches, head lice, fungal infections, and severe illnesses such as malaria, tuberculosis, pneumonia, and typhoid

  • Cared for pregnant patients who did not receive prenatal care and without our help would have given birth at home. Performed child deliveries in remote
  • Screened adults for silent killers such as diabetes, acute coronary syndrome, and high blood pressure
    Assisted with disaster relief six days after an earthquake devastated Haiti in January 2010

CHILD FATALITY REVIEW TEAM MEMBER

  • Maricopa County Child Fatality Review Team
  • Systematic review of all child deaths in Maricopa County
  • Make recommendations regarding the prevention of child deaths
  • Create a plan to be used to educate communities, initiate legislative action, and develop prevention programs
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