Previous Work Experience:
From 2004 to 2011 I worked as a full time Paramedic Instructor for the College of the North Atlantic - Qatar - a Canadian college teaching the Primary Care Paramedic program in the Middle East. There I authored a complete revision of the paramedic program which made it a joint EMT-I/PCP program.
From 1990 to 2004, I was a Canadian Paramedic in the city of Toronto working for Toronto EMS. I worked as an Emergency Medical Attendant (4 yrs), Advanced Care Paramedic (4 yrs) and a Critical Care Paramedic (5 yrs). In addition to working for the City of Toronto I have experience working as a private industrial paramedic and as a flight paramedic repatriating Canadians.
Prior to entering into EMS I worked as a professional Scientific Demonstrator for the Ontario Science Centre.
Previous Educator Experience:
In addition to being a Field Training Officer for Toronto EMS, I have taught for the Sunnybrook Base Hospital Program Flight Academy and both taught and did course development for the Michener Institute in Toronto. For five years I was an ACLS Instructor for the Sunnybrook Hospital ACLS program and became their first non-physician Course Director. I created the first ACLS program for Humber College, was its first Course Director, and I sat on the Paramedic Program Advisory Board for Georgian College, in Ontario, helping to create it's PCP program. I am a certified 12 Lead ECG Instructor and a PHTLS Instructor.
Previous Professional Experience:
I was one of the founding Directors of the Ontario Paramedic Association and sat as both the Registrar and the Director of Research and Education. For several years I sat on the Editorial Advisory Board, and wrote a regular column for Canadian Emergency News, our national EMS magazine. I also run paramedicine.com, a website that provides free educational content for working paramedics.
I have completed a Teaching and Training Adult Certificate from Georgian College and have completed a Bachelor of Health Sciences degree in Pre-Hospital Care from Charles Sturt University. In September of 2008 I began the Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology Program at Yorkville University and am in the process of completing my final thesis. In 2012 I will begin a PhD studying the development, regulation and role of paramedic practitioners in Australia, the UK and Canada.
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