Michael brings more than 30 years of experience in prehospital medicine to the teaching arena. He was lead Curriculum Faculty for Gaston College Department for EMS Education, a CoAEMSP accredited program, for 15 years. He has accumulated over 35 years of clinical experience, 30 of those years at the paramedic level. His comprehensive background of experience includes a decade of urban and suburban EMS in a large metropolitan area, as well as environments in rural EMS response. Michael has worked in critical care transport arenas with five years in senior leadership for a flagship Level I Trauma Center critical care transport team. During this time, he was a vital contributor to the development of critical care transport standards being adopted nationally, as well as the development of a state-wide critical care education curriculum.
Michael also has experience working in industrial EMS, which included his work as responder and managing paramedic on specialized medical teams during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster in 2010. Additionally, Michael is trained in disaster medical response and leadership. He was a member and Training Officer for a large multi-disciplinary disaster medical response team for more than five years. His accomplishments include participation in the develop of a state-wide education curriculum for the trainiing of disater medical responders. He continues to work clinically today as a Paramedic III in a suburban EMS system with advanced protocols and aggressive patient management practices.
Mike's most recent publication is Murphy M., Keller M., Luten R., et al: "The Young Airway." JEMS 33(6) 58-71, 2008.