Tom Bouthillet is a Fire Captain / Paramedic in South Carolina where he is the Cardiac Care Program Manager of his department. He is Editor-in-Chief of ECGMedicalTraining.com and ACLSMedicalTraining.com, Co-Producer of the Code STEMI Web Series, and Author of the 12-Lead ECG Challenge app. He is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of EMS World Magazine and author of the EMS 12-Lead column at EMS1.com. He has taught nationally in the Critical Care Transport (CCEMT-P) program out of UMBC and his writings have been referenced in the American Heart Journal, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Interventions and the EP Lab Digest. Tom is interested in patient safety, human factors, simulation, team dynamics, process improvement, and system performance. He enjoys spending time with his wife Kelly and daughter Sydney. All opinions expressed by Tom are his own and not the opinion of his employer.
David Baumrind is a Paramedic in Eastern Long Island, New York where he is the STEMI/Cardiac Arrest coordinator for his department. David has spent the past several years studying 12 Lead ECGs and found the EMS 12-Lead blog early in his studies. David has been an active reader and frequent contributor, and began on the team as an Associate Editor in March 2010.
Christopher Watford is a Lieutenant / Paramedic and Board Member at Leland Volunteer Fire/Rescue Department (Leland, NC). At his day job, Christopher is a Lead Software Engineer with GE’s Global Nuclear Fuel – Americas and a Captain on their industrial fire brigade (Wilmington, NC). He also works part-time as a Paramedic for New Hanover Regional EMS (Wilmington, NC). Christopher found the EMS 12-Lead blog during paramedic school, has been an active reader and contributor, and began on the team as an Associate Editor in March 2010. All opinions expressed by Christopher are his own, and do not reflect the opinions of his employers.
Vince DiGiulio is an EMT-Critical Care in Binghamton, NY and has been an active reader and contributor to this blog ever since he was an EMT-Basic. Unlike most of the team he works almost exclusively inside the emergency department, affording him a slightly different experience when it comes to the evaluation, management, and disposition of acute-care patients. He also maintains a personal emergency medicine education blog called The Medial Approach to EM, along with several side-blogs linked there.
Ivan J. Rios is a Cardiology and Electrophysiology enthusiast from Orlando, Fl and a loyal EMS12lead.com follower for over 4 years. He is a Critical Care Paramedic, currently working as a Paramedic/Field Training Officer for Sumter County, Fl, as well as an EMT and Paramedic Instructor at a local school, First Response Training Group. He has a great passion for Emergency Medicine and music, as an Acoustic Singer/Songwriter artist, know as Ivan J. Nash, by his local following.
Brooks Walsh is a board-certified emergency physician working in Connecticut. He studied the philosophy of physics in college (Bell’s Theorem anyone?), and attempted a masters-degree program in pure mathematics. He found far more success in an EMT-B class, however,and spent the next eight years in EMS (five of those as a paramedic) working for private, volunteer, and hospital-based EMS agencies. He once led a traditional 5.10 route in New Hampshire (since downgraded to 5.9+ … ), has summited Denali, can often correctly use the subjunctive in Spanish, finished a marathon in 4:37, has a 2K erg time of 6:46, and is never, ever, sick at sea.