SpecMed is a partnership and project between two paramedics who find themselves at the intersection of several unconventional areas of paramedicine, including intensive care transport, tactical medicine, and prehospital toxicology. We endeavor to share knowledge with the community of specialized paramedics and provide a forum for discussion of these topics. We have a particular interest in dynamic and participatory education and plan to move into these realms as the project develops.

JimJim Rooker, NRP, FP-C, AAS is a critical care flight paramedic, and leads the Operational Medicine team in Livingston County, NY. He has worked with all levels of law enforcement, including city, county, state, and federal teams. He holds a degree in paramedicine from Monroe Community College. Prior to entering the field of emergency services he worked in private security and served as a rifleman in the Marine Corps.

Jim can be contacted at jim@specmed.org.

TinelliSam Tinelli, NRP, is a critical care flight paramedic, and chief paramedic at Livingston County EMS. Outside of his normal duties he mentors paramedic students and performs as a field training officer.  Before he became a paramedic he served 6 years as a second class petty officer in the United States Navy.

Sam can be contacted at sam@specmed.org.

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