For 37 years,
I have been teaching
pre-hospital emergency care, training instructors and developing
educational programs. The National Association for Search and Rescue
now supports my Wilderness Emergency Care program and publishes my
textbooks. This program supports a family of courses from basic to
level. I have also published
articles on emergency care and how to teach it.
Wilderness Emergency Care program author, National Association for Search and Rescue (2018-)
Wilderness Emergency Care Program, American Safety & Health
Director, wilderness medicine lectures at UCSF Medical Center (1994-2005).
Advanced Wilderness First Aid & Wilderness First Responder programs, American Red Cross Bay Area (1983-2004).
Teaching & instructor training
Instructor Trainer & Instructor, National Association for Search and Rescue (2018-)
Master Instructor Trainer & Instructor, American Safety & Health Institute (2002-2018)
Ski Patrol Instructor: Outdoor Emergency Care (1988-).
Outdoor Emergency Care Officer, Pinecrest Nordic Ski Patrol (1988-)
National Ski Patrol Avalanche Instructor (1993-1997).
National Ski Patrol Mountaineering Instructor (1994-2007).
American Heart Association Instructor, San Francisco Paramedic Association (2004-2012)
American Red Cross Instructor (1983-2004) & Instructor Trainer (1987-2004).
Credentials & education
National Registry Emergency Medical Technician, licensed in California (current).
National Association of EMS Educators: Instructor Courses, Level 1 & Level 2.
California Adult Education Teaching Credential (current).
Greek), University of California, Berkeley (1970).
Graduate studies in philosophy, Universitat Gottingen (1971).
Graduate studies in philosophy and the history of science, University of California, Berkeley (1972-1976).
Medical Society Education Award (1998).
Red Cross Pacific Region: 1999 Nominee for the National Health &
Red Cross Honor Award: Special Citation for Exceptional Volunteer
Phelan Scholarship in
Literature, University of California, Berkeley (1972).
Prize in English, University of California, Berkeley (1970).
Austauschdienst Stipendium (Fullbright), Universitảt Gỏttingen (1970-1971).
Editor on education and contributor, Wilderness & Environmental Medicine (1999-2020).
& peer reviewer: Wilderness
Society: Practice Guidelines for Wilderness Emergency Care (1995,
Ski Patrol, Outdoor Emergency
Care, 4th & 5th Editions.
CPR participant and instructor manuals, American Safety & Health
Development Course Manual for American Safety & Health
San Francisco Paramedic
Editor: Instructor’s Bulletin: American Red Cross Bay Area
Bulletin: American Red Cross Bay Area (1998-2002).
Emergency Care, Third Edition Revised. National Association for Search and Rescue, 2018.
Wilderness First Aid. National Association for Search and Rescue, 2018.
Wilderness Emergency Care Instructor Guide, available to NASAR instructors online (2018-)
Wilderness Emergency Care, First & Second Editions. American Safety & Health Institute, 2002-2018.
Wilderness Emergency Care Instructor Guide, American Safety & Health Institute, 2002-2018.