TargetSolutions is excited to announce the creation of its EMS Advisory Board. The new six-member panel has been formed to deliver TargetSolutions’ Content team with valuable recommendations to improve existing EMS continuing education courses, as well as review new training material during the development process.
“While we strive to produce the most creative and engaging content possible, it is important that we don’t lose sight of the big picture. We are in this to help keep EMTs and paramedics certified. The TargetSolutions EMS Advisory board will make sure we are on the right track and that our EMS catalog is up-to-date and relevant,” said Content Architect Jeremy Lynch.
The board was initially created in late 2013 and held its first group meeting during the EMS Today Conference in Washington D.C. in February.
With more than 160 hours of accredited EMS recertification courses available on TargetSolutions’ online EMS training system, the board has a unique opportunity to influence existing courses, as well as future EMS refresher training that can be scheduled, delivered and tracked through the industry’s leading computer-based training platform.
TargetSolutions took careful consideration during the selection of members for the board, which features a diverse group of experienced individuals from a wide range of settings across the EMS industry. “One thing we’re really proud of with this Board is the breadth of experience these individuals bring to the table,” said Content and Compliance Manager Lauren Crosby, NREMT. “We’ve got field providers, educators, and Medical Directors, which allow us to examine the delivery of EMS from a lot of angles.”
Here is a brief overview of the six members on the board: Garth Gemar, MD: A graduate of University of Nebraska Medical Center, Gemar has served in many leadership positions in local, regional and state EMS systems. He currently serves both public and private agencies in the role of medical director.
Jeffrey M. Goodloe, MD, NREMT-P, FACEP: Serves as the Medical Director for the EMS System for Metropolitan Oklahoma City and Tulsa, which includes the Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA), Oklahoma City Fire Department, Tulsa Fire Department, and 15 suburban fire departments.
Fran Hildwine, Paramedic: Serving as an EMT since 1986 and a paramedic since 1989, Hildwine is the former director of the Institute for Clinical Education, Simulation, Innovation and Safety with the Crozer Keystone Health System in Delaware County, Pa.
Pam Kaufman, EMT-B, PI, RPL: Currently a Customer Care Manager for InterAct where she works with public safety customers. Her immediate past employment was with APCO International as the EMD Program Manager, where she oversaw all aspects of the EMD Program, including maintaining standards and curriculum development.
Ricky Rod, RN, CEN, NREMT-P: Has worked in EMS for more than 40 years with the unique distinction as one of the very first EMTs to serve in the United States Navy. Rod currently works as a QA/QI Clinical Nurse Coordinator for the EMS Division, Rural/Metro San Diego and San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. Prior experience includes Paramedic Field Training Coordinator, RN Clinical Educator and Paramedic Field Training Officer.
Brad Smith, Paramedic, Fire Lieutenant: As a member of MA TF-1, Smith responded to the World Trade Center attack and Hurricane Katrina disaster. Smith holds credentials in multiple disciplines for the Department of Homeland Security FEMA US&R system and serves as an agency representative to the Massachusetts State Emergency Operations Center and FEMA Response and Recovery Coordination Center.