I enlisted as a 68W in the USAR in 2014 that is where I found a love of emergency medicine. I started teaching in small group during my time with the 18th Field Hospital. I was first put in charge of the minor care/sick call area where I had to train and keep medics up to date with their skills. After about two years of that I was made NCOIC of the ER for the hospital unit. That added the responsibility of ensuring all the medics had the knowledge and skills to work in that setting. Going from a field medic to learning the ER setting is a jump to say the lest. I spent hours of my own time setting up lessons to have them learn what they needed to know. I have been in this position since 2019.
I believe in a approach to teaching that fits the student. Get a quick overview of what they know and what they need work on. Finding goals that are obtainable in the time we have to work. I have found that a strong understanding of where each person is at leads to better outcomes in the learning environment.
I do not like it when someone is unable to admit they are wrong. I have in the time I have been in health care been wrong many of times. Being wrong is not a problem it is a learning experience for anyone willing to learn.
Undergraduate Degree: TCC - Associate in Science, Emergency Medical Technology
I have a strong passion for emergency medicine. I spend my own free time reading on the subject. As soldier I picked up shooting sports as a pastime. This includes archery and rifles. I spend most of my free time with my two dogs taking them places on hikes and such.
EMT - Emergency Medical Technicians