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Steve Donelan

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Summary

For twenty-nine years, I have been teaching wilderness and pre-hospital emergency care courses and training instructors. I developed and direct a national Wilderness Emergency Care program for the American Safety & Health Institute (www.ashinstitute.org), which publishes my textbook, Wilderness Emergency Care, and WEC Instructor Guide. This program supports a family of courses from basic to professional level.  I teach for many organizations, including the National Ski Patrol, Scout Councils, and Sierra Club Chapters. I have published many articles on emergency care and how to teach it in national journals, including Wilderness & Environmental Medicine, Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS), Rescue, Ski Patrol Magazine, On Scene: The Journal of Outdoor Emergency Care, Sierra, and Training Links (instructor magazine of the American Safety & Health Institute).

 

Credentials & awards

National Chairman of Wilderness Emergency Care Program, American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI).

ASHI master instructor trainer & instructor: WFA, WFR, WEMT, First Responder, CPR, Basic First Aid.

National Ski Patrol instructor trainer & instructor: Outdoor Emergency Care.

California Adult Education Teaching Credential.

Wilderness Medical Society: Director, wilderness medicine lectures at UCSF Medical Center (1994-2005).

Wilderness Medical Society Education Award (1998).

American Red Cross Pacific Region: 1999 Nominee for the national Health & Safety Award.

American Red Cross Honor Award: Special Citation for Exceptional Volunteer Service.

American Red Cross Bay Area: Volunteer of the Year (1997).

National Ski Patrol: Outstanding Instructor Patroller Mother Lode Region (2000).

James Phelan Scholarship in Literature, University of California, Berkeley (1972).

B.A. (Philosophy & Greek), University of California, Berkeley (1970).

Eisner Prize in English, University of California, Berkeley (1970).

Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst Stipendium (Fullbright), Universitảt Gỏttingen (1970).

 

Editing & peer review

Section Editor on education and peer reviewer, Wilderness & Environmental Medicine (1999-).

Contributor & peer reviewer: Wilderness Medical Society: Practice Guidelines for Wilderness Emergency Care (1995, 2001, 2006).

Peer reviewer: National Ski Patrol, Outdoor Emergency Care, 4th Edition (2002).

Peer reviewer: CPR participant and instructor manuals, American Safety & Health Institute (2006).

Revised Instructor Development Course Manual for American Safety & Health Institute (2001).

Editor: Protocall: San Francisco Paramedic Association Newsletter (2007- 2012).

Editor: Instructor’s Bulletin: American Red Cross Bay Area (1998-2002).

 

Regular columns

The Wilderness Instructor, Wilderness & Environmental Medicine (1999-).

Teaching Tips, Instructor’s Bulletin: American Red Cross Bay Area (1998-2002).

 

Books

Wilderness Emergency Care. American Safety & Health Institute, 2002.  Revised Edition 2005.

Wilderness Emergency Care Instructor Guide. American Safety & Health Institute, 2002.


Articles

1.      What evaluations don’t tell you. San Francisco Paramedic Association Newsletter, Fall 2007

2.      Teaching the new CPR courses. San Francisco Paramedic Association Newsletter, Summer 2007

3.      AHA’s new CPR & BLS courses. San Francisco Paramedic Association Newsletter, Summer 2006.

4.      Traction actions: How history has shaped splinting decisions. On Scene: The Journal of Outdoor Emergency Care, Summer 2006. 

5.      Teaching the new CPR. American Safety & Health Institute Training Links, Winter/Spring 2006.

6.      Leadership and teamwork in emergency care. Ski Patrol Magazine Spring 2006.

7.      Safety tips for spring activities. American Safety & Health Institute Training Links, Spring 2005.

8.      It’s a wrap: wound care and bandaging. Ski Patrol Magazine 21(2), Winter 2005.

9.      Staging scenarios. Ski Patrol Magazine 20(3), Spring/Summer 2004.

10.  Introduction to the Medical Wilderness Adventure Race. Wilderness & Environmental Medicine 14(4), 2003.

11.  Explanation as a teaching method. Wilderness & Environmental Medicine 14 (3), 2003.

12.  Classroom and reality II: More lessons from real emergencies. Wilderness & Environmental Medicine 14 (2), 2002 .

13.  Wilderness first aid kits. Wilderness Medicine 20(2), Spring 2003.

14.  Teaching wound care and bandaging: An historical perspective. Wilderness & Environmental Medicine 14 (1), 2003.

15.  Rehearsing for mountain rescue. Wilderness & Environmental Medicine 13 (1), 2002.

16.  Writing good test questions. Wilderness & Environmental Medicine 13 (1), 2002.

17.  Evaluating and improving your classes. Wilderness & Environmental Medicine 12 (2), 2001.

18.  How to use textbooks, handouts, and visual aids. Wilderness & Environmental Medicine 12 (1), 2001.

19.  New CPR guidelines. Instructor’s Bulletin: American red Cross Bay Area, January 2001.

20.  Creative anatomy teaching. Wilderness & Environmental Medicine 11(4), 2000.

21.  Teaching patient assessment. Wilderness & Environmental Medicine 11(3), 2000.

22.  Teaching tips for CPR instructors. Instructor’s Bulletin: American Red Cross Bay Area, July 2000.

23.  Classroom and reality: Lessons from real emergencies. Wilderness & Environmental Medicine 11(2), 2000.

24.  Staging simulated accidents. Wilderness & Environmental Medicine 11(1), 2000.

25.  Testing emergency care skills. Wilderness & Environmental Medicine 10 (4), 1999.

26.  The art of lecture. Instructor’s Bulletin: American Red Cross Bay Area, November 1999.

27.  Secrets of a successful lecture. Wilderness & Environmental Medicine 10 (3), 1999.

28.  Teaching the deaf. Instructor’s Bulletin: American Red Cross Bay Area, May 1999.

29.  Teaching emergency care skills. Wilderness & Environmental Medicine 10 (2), 1999.

30.  Teaching tips: Doing effective drills. Instructor’s Bulletin: American Red Cross Bay Area, January 1999.

31.  Teaching wilderness emergency care. Wilderness & Environmental Medicine 10 (1), 1999.

32.  Teaching tips: Checking the pulse. Instructor’s Bulletin: American Red Cross Bay Area, September 1998.

33.  Be prepared for new arrivals [Emergency childbirth]. Ski Patrol Magazine 12 (3), Spring 1996.

34.  The big chill: Preventing and managing frostbite. Ski Patrol Magazine 12 (2), Winter 1996.

35.  Dressing for survival. Ski Patrol Magazine 12 (2), Winter 1996.

36.  Altitude adjustments required by the upwardly mobile. Ski Patrol Magazine 12 (1), Fall 1995.

37.  Knee sprains. Ski Patrol Magazine 11(2), Winter 1995.

38.  Creative anatomy lessons can enhance your classes. Ski Patrol Magazine 11(1), Fall 1994.

39.  Spinal assessment & backboarding. Ski Patrol Magazine 10 (4), Summer 1994.

40.  Beat the heat. Rescue 7(4), July/August 1994.

41.  Nordic survival and evacuation. Ski Patrol Magazine 10 (3), Spring 1994.

42.  Survival of the fittest: Preventing and coping with injuries. Rescue 7 (2), March/April 1994.

43.  Getting the cold facts on hypothermia. Ski Patrol Magazine 10 (2), Winter 1994.

44.  Enhancing the text: Handouts and visual aids. Ski Patrol Magazine 9 (4), Summer 1993.

45.  Examining sprains with a focus on the ankle. Ski Patrol Magazine 9 (2), Winter 1993.

46.  Design for teaching: Creating effective course schedules and lesson plans. JEMS 17 (6), June 1992.  

47.  Correcting the errors of their ways. JEMS 16 (3), March 1991.

48.  Athletic injuries. CEU article with McCaleb B. JEMS 16 (1), January 1991.

49.  Emergency childbirth. CEU article with Deaton LK. Rescue 3 (6), November/December 1990.

50.  Patient assessment. Rescue 3 (3), May/June 1990.

51.  Training for wilderness emergencies. Rescue 2 (6), November/December 1989.

52.  Wilderness first aid courses. Wilderness Medicine 5 (1), January 1988.

53.  A wilderness first aid kit. Sierra Magazine 71(4), July/August 1986.

54.  First aid by the books [reviews of wilderness medicine books]. Sierra Magazine 71(1):146, Jan./Feb. 1986.

55.  Blood, sweat, and chill. Sierra Magazine 70 (1), January/February 1985.

56.  Wilderness first aid courses. Sierra Magazine 60 (3):105, May/June, 1984.

57.  Wilderness first aid. Life Support #13, Autumn 1984.