Posts Tagged ‘Emergency/Disaster Response

10
May
12

training first responders

DWIGHT POLK, PARAMEDIC PROGRAM DIRECTOR, EMERGENCY HEALTH SERVICES
In this new video, Polk discusses the stress management and training needs of emergency service professionals. Learn about how he helps first responders cope with on-the-job stress and catch a glimpse of the his new book “Law Enforcement Responder,” an innovative textbook for police officers responding to emergency situations.

Unfamiliar with EHS? Check out this quick video intro on the program, which is producing a new generation of paramedics trained in holistic pre-hospital health care, including mental health. Polk says, “There is no student anywhere in the United States, as a paramedic student, that gets the clinical exposure to mental illness and behavioral emergencies that our students do.”

Also, learn why Polk is so passionate about being a teacher and adviser, guiding UMBC students to life-saving careers.

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26
Sep
07

Rick Bissell, Associate Professor of Emergency Health Services

imagesRick Bissell
Associate Professor of Emergency Health Services
Phone: 410-455 3776
Email: bissell@umbc.edu
http://ehs.umbc.edu/Pages/Bissell/bissell.html
Bissell’s work in disaster epidemiology, disaster health services planning/evaluation and EMS system development has taken him to more than 40 countries, with special emphasis on Latin America, Europe and Saudi Arabia. He is the principal investigator on a five-year, multi-million dollar U.S. Public Health Service project to train clinicians and logistics personnel in medical response to disasters and terrorism. He also sits on advisory boards to the American Red Cross and the World Health Organization and is on the editorial boards of Prehospital and Disaster Medicine.




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