Acknowledgements

Appreciation is extended to faculty of:

The Casualty Care Research Center

Department of Military and Emergency Medicine
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Thank you for the medical editorial comments and subject matter review by the following two physicians.

Jerry Mothershead, MD. FACEP
Assistant Professor Center for Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine
Department of Military and Emergency Medicine Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Bethesda, Md.

Frank Guyette, MD
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Department of Emergency Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA

 

The Terrorism Task Force of the National Association of EMS Physicians
 
Tom Blackwell, MD FACEP
Medical Director of The Center for Prehospital Medicine Carolinas Medical Center and Mecklenburg EMS Agency Charlotte, North Carolina  for his development as principal author of the CD ROM Powerpoint course

Jon Krohmer, MD. FACEP
CD ROM Course Co-Editor of which this web-based program has evolved.  Serving currently as Deputy Medical Director of Homeland Security and formerly Medical Director of Kent County EMS and EMS Director of Emergency Medicine Residency Program MSU-MERC Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Joe Heck, DO for his contributions to the CD ROM original course.

Pilot contributors
Fergus Laughridge CPM NREMT-P
Greg Mears, MD
Kevin McGinnis NREMT-P
Sean O’Mara, MD
Bob Bass, MD
Doug Kupas, MD
Charles Lane, MD
Brian Schwartz, MD

I would like to thank Clare Becker, Ritchie Boyd and Mitch Gaikowski of the Burns Technology Center at Montana State University for their phenomenal support and “webmastering” of this project. Any errors or inaccuracies in this document are my own.

Bethany A. Cummings, DO
Lord Fairfax Regional EMS Medical Director
Winchester Medical Center
Winchester, Va

A glossary of abbreviations follows this text format in Appendix A. including website addresses for ease of use.

Appendix B. includes references and additional resources which while not exhaustive have been found to be useful in building a knowledge base of this relatively new field in Emergency Medical Services and disaster medicine capability.

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