How to Prepare Communities to “Stop the Bleed”

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At this compelling webinar event, you will gain valuable insights on how to prepare your community to effectively handle mass casualty incidents. You will hear first-hand accounts from the EMS personnel who were onsite at the October 1, 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting and how invaluable civilian/bystander support was in controlling severe hemorrhaging that tragic evening. Richard Hunt, MD, Senior Medical Advisor with the National Healthcare Preparedness Programs will detail the importance of the Federal Stop the Bleed Initiative, established by the White House and being implemented throughout the United States. Operational managers from MEMS in Little Rock Arkansas will explain how the State of Arkansas secured funding to implement a statewide Stop The Bleed program that involves EMS, law enforcement, school nurses, teachers and church groups as trained “First – First Responders”.

Presented by:

Richard Hunt, MD, FACEP
Senior Medical Advisor
National Healthcare Preparedness Programs
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
United States Department of Health and Human Services

Dr. Hunt is Senior Medical Advisor for National Healthcare Preparedness Programs in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. He served as Director for Medical Preparedness and Response Policy, National Security Council Staff, The White House from 2013 to 2015.  At the White House he played a critical role in the response to the Ebola crisis, represented NSC interests in developing the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report, A National Trauma Care System: Integrating Military and Civilian Trauma Systems to Achieve Zero Preventable Deaths After Injury, and led the Stop the Bleed initiative. Prior to his positions in Washington, Dr. Hunt was Distinguished Consultant and Director of the Division of Injury Response at CDC’s Injury Center.   There he led medical preparedness initiatives for terrorist bombings including the guidance, In a Moment’s Notice: Surge Capacity for Terrorist Bombings, and the Tale of Our Cities conferences.  He led CDC’s National Guidelines for Field Triage of Injured Patients and the Acute Injury Care Research Agenda. Prior to federal service he served as Professor and Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY.   With the American College of Emergency Physicians, he served as Chair of its Trauma Care and Injury Control Committee, and was liaison to the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma.  He is a Past President of the National Association of EMS Physicians, and was Vice Chair of the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems.  Dr. Hunt is board certified in emergency medicine, holds a Master of Science degree, and is an Adjunct Professor of Emergency Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine.

Jon Swanson, NREMT
Executive Director
Metropolitan Emergency Medical Service, Arkansas

Jon Swanson, NREMT, is executive director of the Arkansas regional Metropolitan Emergency Medical Service (MEMS) system. He recently led an effort for MEMS to provide training on tactical emergency casualty care to more than 3,000 state and local law enforcement officers and coordinated grant resources to provide each with individual first aid kits.

Major Clayton Goddard, LE
Special Operations Supervisor
Metropolitan Emergency Medical Services

Major Clayton Goddard is a Nationally Registered paramedic and certified law enforcement officer in the State of Arkansas.  Major Goddard currently serves as the Special Operations Supervisor for Metropolitan Emergency Medical Services (MEMS) in Little Rock.  His primary responsibilities include the recruitment, training and response operations for the teams that comprise MEMS Special Operations.  
·The Special Tactics Advanced Response (STAR) Team deploys LE/Paramedics and LE/Physicians with federal, state and local tactical law enforcement agencies to “high-risk” LE operations throughout the State.  Major Goddard is frequently called upon by federal, state and local agencies to plan, facilitate and provide instruction on various aspects of tactical law enforcement training.  
·Special Operations Response Team (SORT) incorporates four rescue/response disciplines to include Urban Search and Rescue, Swift Water Rescue, Mass Casualty Incident Specialists and Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) Technicians and provides “medical specialists” to Arkansas Task Force One (ATF-1), a FEMA designated Type-3 Urban Search and Rescue Team.  
In 2014, Major Goddard initiated a Statewide effort to minimize preventable death due to trauma by applying the principles of the U.S. Military’s Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) training to both law enforcement agencies and both public and private schools in Arkansas.  These efforts have resulted in the certification of more than two thousand law enforcement officers throughout the State of Arkansas and the active participation of Arkansas schools in the American College of Surgeon’s “Stop the Bleed” program.  

Major Goddard has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Auburn University.

Brian Rogers
Community Ambulance, Las Vegas, NV

One of the most knowledgeable and experienced emergency medical service administrators in Southern Nevada, Brian Rogers serves as Partner/ COO for Community Ambulance where he is responsible for all operations of the company.
Brian began his career in Las Vegas as a paramedic for Mercy Ambulance in 1988. He rose quickly as a trusted leader and soon served as director of operations. His forecasting, planning, efficiency analysis, and oversight of daily operations made Mercy Ambulance the yardstick by which other private ambulance services were measured.
In 2001, Brian helped launch Southwest Ambulance, now known as MedicWest. As the company’s managing director, Brian was critical in growing MedicWest from a startup to more than 250 medics, directors, managers, and field supervisors responding to more than 80,000 phone calls annually. Brian transitioned from the private sector to the public sector in 2008 when he became an officer in the emergency medical services department for the Henderson Fire Department.
Brian then went on to launch Community Ambulance with his partner Robert Richardson in 2010. Community ambulance has grown to handle over 120 responses per day and transport more than 90 patients per day. The company now has over 275 employees and is recognized as an industry leader in Southern Nevada.

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