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Megan Bloom­ing­dalemegan bloomingdale

Megan Bloom­ing­dale works for King County Emer­gency Med­ical Ser­vices and the Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton. She is pri­mar­ily involved with QI and data man­age­ment for Dis­patcher Assisted CPR and also helps to coör­di­nate a few other research projects. Megan has worked in EMS for 16 years and is an EMT instruc­tor for both North Seat­tle Com­mu­nity Col­lege and Lake Wash­ing­ton Tech­ni­cal College.

Julie Buckingham-Lofink julie buckingham-lofink

Julie Buckingham-Lofink is the Emer­gency Med­ical Dis­patch QI Pro­gram Man­ager for King County EMS. Julie has 15 years’ expe­ri­ence in the comm cen­ter work­ing as a telecom­mu­ni­ca­tor, trainer, super­vi­sor, train­ing coör­di­na­tor and manager.

David Carl­bom, MDdavid carlbom.jpg

Dr. Carl­bom is an Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor in the Divi­sion of Pul­monary Crit­i­cal Care and the Direc­tor of Para­medic Train­ing. His is inter­ested in teach­ing resus­ci­ta­tion, and he is a regional expert on sep­sis and post-resuscitation care. He has pub­li­ca­tions in air­way edu­ca­tion, sep­sis, and ther­a­peu­tic hypother­mia. He is rec­og­nized as a clin­i­cal & edu­ca­tion leader, and spends time edu­cat­ing para­medics, stu­dents, res­i­dents, fel­lows, nurses and colleagues.

Leonard Cobb, MDleonard cobb

Dr. Cobb was the found­ing Med­ical Direc­tor of Seattle’s Medic One Pro­gram and served in that role for nearly 25 years.He has had a sus­tained inter­est in pre-hospital emer­gency care since the late 1960’s. Dur­ing this period he inves­ti­gated ser­vice and patient fac­tors affect­ing the out­come of resus­ci­ta­tion and has directed con­sid­er­able effort to a bet­ter under­stand­ing of sud­den car­diac death. Dr. Cobb is cur­rently Asso­ciate Med­ical Direc­tor for Seat­tle Medic One.

Michael Copass, MDmichael copass

Dr. Copass is a pro­fes­sor of medicine/neurology and the Direc­tor of Emer­gency Ser­vices at Har­borview Med­ical Cen­ter. Much of Dr. Copass’s pub­li­ca­tions, research, and work at UW Med­i­cine revolve around the pro­vi­sion of emer­gency care, par­tic­u­larly care pro­vided out­side of the hos­pi­tal set­ting: the effec­tive­ness of defib­ril­la­tion devices, stud­ies of para­medic care, meth­ods of resus­ci­ta­tion. He is one of two fac­ulty mem­bers respon­si­ble for the cre­ation and direc­tion of the Medic One Program.

Linda Cul­leylinda culley

Linda has a BA degree in Psy­chol­ogy from West­ern Wash­ing­ton Uni­ver­sity and 33 years of expe­ri­ence in Pub­lic Admin­is­tra­tion in the fields of Pub­lic Safety and Emer­gency Med­ical Ser­vices. Linda has been Sec­tion Man­ager of Com­mu­nity Pro­grams at the EMS Divi­sion for the last 13 years and prior to that worked as a Pro­gram Man­ager for CPR Edu­ca­tion, Emer­gency Med­ical Dis­patch and Emer­gency Pre­pared­ness for 14 years. Linda was instru­men­tal in lead­ing a team of para­medics, dis­patch­ers and physi­cians in devel­op­ing the King County Cri­te­ria Based Dis­patch Guide­lines, used in King County since 1990.

Ann Dollann doll

Ann is the Pro­gram Man­ager for Med­ical Qual­ity Improve­ment for King County EMS. Her back­ground includes 15 years of pro­gram man­age­ment and patient education.

Mickey Eisen­berg, MDmickey eisenberg, PhD

Dr. Eisen­berg is Med­ical Direc­tor of King County Emer­gency Med­i­cine Ser­vices and Pro­fes­sor of Med­i­cine at the Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton. He has stud­ied car­diac arrest and devel­oped inno­v­a­tive pro­grams to treat this con­di­tion for over 30 years.

Cindy Ham­blycindy hambly

Cindy is the Pro­gram Man­ager for Train­ing and Qual­ity Improve­ment at Thurston County Medic One in Olympia, WA. Cindy has worked with US com­mu­ni­ties that are improv­ing their treat­ment of car­diac arrest since the 1980’s. She is par­tic­u­larly inter­ested in the con­tri­bu­tion that qual­ity CPR and rapid defib­ril­la­tion make in suc­cess­ful resuscitation.

Mike Hel­bock mike helbock

Mike Hel­bock is a for­mer Para­medic and Senior Instruc­tor for the Train­ing and Edu­ca­tion Divi­sion for Seattle/King County EMS. He is an author of many of the stan­dard emer­gency med­ical prac­tices and train­ing pro­ce­dures that are incor­po­rated into the EMS com­mu­nity today, includ­ing the pop­u­lar “SICK/NOT SICK” approach to patient care.

Lance Jobe, MD lance jobe

Dr. Jobe is the EMS Med­ical Direc­tor for Chelan and Dou­glas coun­ties (Wash­ing­ton State), over­see­ing more than 25 dif­fer­ent agen­cies in a mostly rural area. He has a spe­cial inter­est in all aspects of emer­gency car­diac care.

Peter Kudenchukpeter kudenchukMD

Dr. Kudenchuk is Pro­fes­sor of Med­i­cine in the Divi­sion of Car­di­ol­ogy at the Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton, with a clin­i­cal prac­tice in car­di­ol­ogy and car­diac electrophysiology.He is Prin­ci­pal Inves­ti­ga­tor for the Resus­ci­ta­tion Out­comes Con­sor­tium, an NIH-supported mul­ti­cen­ter net­work that is per­form­ing ran­dom­ized clin­i­cal tri­als in out-of-hospital car­diac arrest and life-threatening trauma; Asso­ciate Med­ical Direc­tor of King County Emer­gency Med­ical Ser­vices; and Asso­ciate Edi­tor for the Amer­i­can Heart Association’s Text­book of Emer­gency Car­dio­vas­cu­lar Care and CPR.

Cap­tain Jonathan Larsenjonathan larsen

Jonathan Larsen is a long time Seat­tle Fire Depart­ment Firefighter/Paramedic. He is cur­rently a Cap­tain assigned to Bat­tal­ion 3 (Medic One) admin­is­tra­tion. His duties and pas­sion include research and training.

Norm Nedell Norm Nedell

Norm Nedell has spent 31 years in the fire ser­vice, 21 years as an EMS edu­ca­tor and trainer. He cur­rently works as a fire­fighter Paramedic/Dispatcher for the Seat­tle Fire Depart­ment and is an Assis­tant Edu­ca­tion Coör­di­na­tor for the Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton Para­medic Train­ing program.

Steve Perrysteve perry, RNMICP

Steve is a Para­medic with King County Medic One and has an exten­sive back­ground in Emer­gency Depart­ment Nurs­ing. Addi­tion­ally, he coor­di­nates King County’s Defib­ril­la­tion Pro­gram (a QA pro­gram focused on the EMT’s man­age­ment of car­diac arrest / resus­ci­ta­tion). He con­ducts EMT/paramedic instruc­tion and con­tin­u­ing edu­ca­tion, and teaches PALS and ACLS for the AHA. He is cur­rently the Interim MSO4 for Seattle/King County EMS. Steve is a busy dad and bicy­cle racer.

Randi Riesen­bergrandi riesenberg, MPH

Randi Riesen­berg is a Pro­gram Man­ager at King County EMS. She has an MPH from the Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton. She cur­rently coor­di­nates Wash­ing­ton CARES, part of the HeartRes­cue project, in an effort to mea­sure and improve car­diac arrest.

Thomas D. Rea, MDMPHtom rea

Dr. Rea is Med­ical Pro­gram Direc­tor for King County Medic One and Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor of Med­i­cine at the Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton and Har­borview Med­ical Cen­ter. Dr Rea has a career inter­est in eval­u­at­ing pre-hospital emer­gency care in an effort to estab­lish evidence-based prac­tice for best clin­i­cal care. He works with the regional dis­patch, BLS, ALS, and hos­pi­tal agen­cies on var­i­ous projects includ­ing care and out­come of car­diac arrest.

Michael Sayre, MD michael sayre

Dr. Sayre is the Asso­ciate Med­ical Direc­tor for the Seat­tle Fire Depart­ment and the Direc­tor of the EMS Fel­low­ship at the Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton. He was the chair of the Emer­gency Car­dio­vas­cu­lar Com­mit­tee for the Amer­i­can Heart Asso­ci­a­tion and helped write the 2010 AHA CPR guide­lines. He served as the EMS med­ical direc­tor for the City of Cincin­nati dur­ing the 1990’s.

Roy Waugh roy waugh

Roy Waugh was a 2 Firefighter/Paramedic for Seat­tle Medic One for 24 years. He is the for­mer Direc­tor of Para­medic Train­ing for the Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton. Today he con­tin­ues my work with Qual­ity Assur­ance review for Dr. Cobb’s data base and SFD’s qual­ity assur­ance. In his spare time he is a Fire Com­mis­sioner with Sno­homish County FD#7.