He then began working for a traditional rural ambulance service while completing his paramedic course work. After obtaining his paramedic, Mr. Newton continued on to complete his Associates in Applied Science EMS/Health Science. During his years of service as a National Registered Paramedic, Mr. Newton has moved several times seeking new challenges within the EMS field. He has worked for urban, metropolitan, and major metropolitan EMS services–primarily 911 only–while teaching continuing education classes to his peers, nurses, doctors and medical students at two different medical schools. Mr. Newton has also taught as an adjunct instructor for EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate, and EMT-Paramedic. He also participated in several cardiac studies that have led to national standards for STEMI protocols and the publication of a 12-lead EKG book for paramedics.
Mr. Newton’s last position before becoming a part of the Distance CME Team of instructors was as a Department of the Army Civilian Paramedic. Mr. Newton completed his Bachelors of Science in History at Troy University. Since 2012, he has been a Lead Instructor at Distance CME and Paramedic Mentor in the Paramedic Test Prep Program.
Mr. Willoughby worked as a municipal firefighter/paramedic, a contract firefighter/paramedic in Iraq, a Department of Defense firefighter/paramedic, and as a Search and Rescue Paramedic for the Department of State Air Wing in Iraq. He then worked in New Mexico as a Lead Instructor for University of New Mexico on the USAF Pararescue Paramedic Program and he was appointed as an Air Force civilian to the Clinical Coordinator position for the USAF Pararescue Paramedic Program. In the Fall of 2013, he became the Paramedic Program Director for a collaboration of 2 accredited paramedic programs, Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN and Ridgewater College in Hutchinson, MN. Mr. Willoughby is currently enrolled in the Doctorate of Educational Technology program at Central Michigan University. He is a lifetime member of NAEMT, the PHTLS/TCCC State Coordinator for NAEMT, and a member of NAEMSE.
Charlie currently is the Director of the Center for Clinical Competency, a high fidelity Simulation Center at Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, which specializes in nursing, resident, and fellowship education, patient safety, and research. In addition to teaching with Distance CME, Charlie teaches in the PA program at Arcadia University, and the MS in Disaster Medicine and Management program at Philadelphia University. During his career, Charlie has coordinated more than 60 Paramedic programs, and holds instructorships in virtually all of the major EMS related certification programs.
Charlie has a doctorate in Education and a Master’s in Education from the University of Phoenix. Recent publications include chapters in several well-known EMS textbooks, a chapter in a Physician Assistant Review Guide, and the Respiratory Arrest section in the Merck Manual. Charlie has multiple journal citations and assisted in the 1998 re-write of the National Standard Paramedic Curriculum. He was awarded EMS Educator of the Year by the PA department of Health in 2013.
Upon completion of high school Klint attended college and EMT school. Klint worked as an EMT while attending paramedic school at Metropolitan Community College in Omaha, NE and graduated with the academic achievement award for excellence. Soon after, Klint completed his AAS and enlisted in the United States Air Force attending the Department of Defense Fire Academy at Goodfellow AFB, TX. He was stationed at Seymour Johnson AFB, NC where he remains a reservist with the 916 Civil Engineering Flight/916th Air Refueling Wing. Klint further advanced his paramedic career training in critical care as part of the Cleveland Clinic Certified Intensive Care Provider course receiving his critical care certification. He also holds a specialty certification in neonatal pediatric transport and the BCCTPC Flight Paramedic certification. He is currently pursuing a Baccalaureate degree in EMS management through Western Carolina University and his RN through Excelsior College. Klint resides in North Carolina with his wife, Kelly, and son, Owen. He works full time as a Critical Care Paramedic in both the clinical setting and ground critical care transport. Klint is also a contributing author to prehospitalresearch.eu and is heavily involved in Free Open Access Medical Education and EMS education.
I started my EMS career, as a medic in Vietnam during the Tet Offensive, became a Registered Radiology Tech after that working mostly the adult cardiac cath lab, but did do five years at a Children’s hospital. Became a Registered Paramedic in 1982, did 20 years as a volunteer firefighter/paramedic, taught for several university and college based EMS programs. Became a Certified Procurement Transplant Coordinator and maintained brain dead organ donors in ICU for 5 years and also worked aboard the Kannesville Queen, a casino riverboat.
I’m located about 50 miles south of Houston, 50 miles west of Galveston Island and about 13 miles from the Gulf of Mexico. I enjoy teaching for Distance CME because I can do classes anytime, sunrise, sunset, midnight or anytime in between and anywhere.
James is active in EMS throughout New York and Maine in 911 based systems along with currently working as a full time Critical Care Transport Specialist-Paramedic with Boston Medflight in Bedford Massachusetts. While obtaining his bachelors of science in medical biology James ran the University of New England’s EMS Response team from 2009-2011 leading a group of nearly two dozen EMT’s in a quick response BLS agency. As an educator he worked as adjunct faculty in Southern Maine Community College and currently is a Lead Instructor and Test Prep Mentor for online based CME and education provider Distance CME. Outside of the classroom James works as content contributor for Limmer Creative and writes for Distance CME’s ALS and Critical Care blog site. A passionate healthcare provider James was a recipient of the American Ambulance Association’s Star of Life award in 2005.
Always wanting to do more I tried several different career fields in EMS, Transport, 911, Cath Lab, Critical Care Transport, and finally circled my way back to EMS Education. I founded Distance CME with 2 partners, and in 2016 merged with OnCourse Learning the largest single provider of Health Care education in the country. This relationship has enabled us to provide education to an ever growing audience that sees Live On-Line education as the easiest, simplest way to get top quality education while keeping you working.
He is a graduate of Thomas Edison State College and has been active duty for over 20 years. Matt began his career as a Fleet Marine Force Corpsman in Camp Pendleton, CA where he qualified as a Scout and deployed globally with the 11th and 13 MEU’s. After three years with the Marines, he reported to Naval Station Ingleside, TX, where he became heavily involved in emergency medicine and went on to become the Naval Station EMS Supervisor.
After attending paramedic school, Matt was accepted into the Navy’s Search and Rescue (SAR) program. He qualified as a SAR Corpsman in Cherry Point, NC and flew with the Marine Corps SAR Helicopter Unit, ‘PEDRO’ until reporting to Norfolk, VA where he deployed several times with his squadron, with the 2515th Navy Air Ambulance Detachment, ‘Dust-Off,’ and also as the Operation ‘Unified Response’ Naval MEDEVAC Coordinator after the 2010 Port-au-Prince, Haiti Earthquake.
Matt then reported to San Antonio as a Plank Owner in developing Navy Medicine’s first Special Operations Corpsman Prep Program in Texas. A Master Training Specialist, he was also instrumental in spearheading the development of the 2005 BRAC mandated joint service Emergency Medicine program. He was the architect for Joint Base San Antonio’s first Navy EMT training site, complying with the President’s Military Credentialing and Licensing Initiative, and further served as Navy liaison for NREMT Board of Directors, charged with addressing strategic and operational objectives at the national level.
Over his flying career, Matt accumulated 3215 flight hours, 549 Rescue & MEDEVAC missions, and 9000+ hours of emergency patient care contact time through both military and civilian paramedic employment. He left this career field in 2013 and spent a year attending language and Attaché training in Washington DC for his current position in The Netherlands. Matt is proficient in Dutch and intends to explore all Europe has to offer with his family while stationed abroad. He enjoys “keeping his finger on the pulse” by teaching for DistanceCME. Matt is an avid hunter, enjoys fly-fishing, and is looking forward to retiring to Tennessee in a few years.
In 1992, she started in EMS, becoming a practical instructor right out of school and has been working her way up the ranks ever since. Becky worked on Transfer and 911 trucks as well as Lead Educator and Clinical Training Center Coordinator (AHA related) at a private ambulance company. In 2006, Becky founded and continues to be the Director/Advisor and Lead Educator for Wellesley College EMS. She holds the honor of Training Center Faculty for the Clinical Training Center, which is out of Boston Medical Center and proudly lectures at both local and national EMS conferences. Truly believing that giving back and pay it forward strengthens the EMS Community, Becky began doing volunteer work for the American Heart Association as Regional Faculty, the Massachusetts/Rhode Island Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC) Committee and is currently on the New England ECC Committee. She is active with social media, founding and administrating several types of Facebook group pages including International Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Survivors, EMS Educators and Other Tribal Elders and most recently an homage page to a fallen EMS colleague. Being a member of the National Association of EMS Educators (NAEMSE) since 2002, Having previous chaired the Recognition Committee, Becky currently sits as a member of the Board of Directors and Secretary/Executive Committee for NAEMSE and will be sworn in for a second term in August, 2016. She currently lives in a suburb of Boston, Massachusetts.
During that time, he obtained his paramedic certification and went back to school for a Bachelor’s in Business Management. His wife and he decided to move to Las Vegas, NV. in April 2004. He obtained his Master’s degree in adult education with electives focused on distance education in 2012.
Chris began his EMS career as an EMT volunteering for a fire department in Baltimore County, Maryland. He was then hired by a private ambulance company and was contracted to the Maryland Regional Neonatal Transport Team where he worked for six years transporting critically ill neonatal patients. While working full time for this team he went through his Paramedic training and was then contracted to Johns Hopkins Hospital Lifeline where he worked as a critical care paramedic for three years. Two years ago he began teaching continuing education for National Registry Paramedics with the University of Maryland Baltimore County. In his spare time, Chris enjoys spending time with his wife Natalie and traveling.