Paramedic, Nursing & APRN: Critical Care & Emergency Medicine Consulting Legal Expert Witness
FlightBridgeED, LLC - Eric Bauer, MBA, FP-C, CCP-C, C-NPT
Scottsville, Kentucky 42164
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Eric Bauer and the FlightBridgeED team have extensive experience in clinical compliance, education and CQI evaluation. This experience gives Eric, and the FlightBridgeED team, the ability to perform high-level work as an expert witness for malpractice litigation cases around the nation. Eric and the FlightBridgeED team take great pride in performing a thorough review of medical records, all applicable evidence and literature to determine the merit of a case, which makes working with the attorney and clients a seamless process.
Services include all specialty areas based on my experience and the experience of the FlightBridgeED team. The following services are provided:
Initial case review and preliminary report Construction
Expert witness consultation
Research and analytics
Provide supported opinions
Complete written reports
Question and potential answer development for depositions and trials
Trial appearance Testify
Eric Bauer, MBA, FP-C, CCP-C, C-NPT - Licensed Paramedic in: Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Pennsylvania, and Michigan
- Clinical Practice Focus: Pre-hospital emergency medical services (EMS), Helicopter EMS Flight Paramedic and critical care medicine pertaining to EMS.
Ashley Bauer, MBA, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, CFRN, C-NPT - Licensed Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner in: Kentucky (Plus Compact States) - Clinical Practice Focus: Emergency Medicine & Family Practice, Flight Nursing, Emergency Department Nursing and critical care medicine pertaining to EMS.
Joe Middleton, DNP, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, CEN, Paramedic - Licensed Paramedic and Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner in: Kentucky (Plus Compact States) - Clinical Practice Focus: Emergency Medicine & Family Practice, Pre-hospital emergency medical services (EMS), ER Nursing, and Helicopter EMS Flight Nursing
Mike Verkest, AAS, FP-C, CCP-C, C-NPT, Paramedic - Licensed Paramedic: Oregon
- Clinical Practice Focus: Pre-hospital emergency medical services (EMS). Private and Government-run ambulance services, fire department emergency medical services.
Bruce Hoffman, MSN, RN, CFRN, FP-C, CCP-C, C-NPT, Paramedic - Licensed Nurse and Paramedic in: Connecticut, and Massachusetts - Clinical Practice Focus: Pre-hospital emergency medical services (EMS), ER Nursing, Cath Lab Nursing, ICU Nursing, Helicopter EMS Flight Nursing
Litigation Support Services
Our team consists of both Paramedic, Nursing and Advanced Practice Nursing expert witness services. All Nursing and Advanced Practice Nursing expert witness consulting will be handled by Ashley Bauer, MSN, MBA, APRN, NP-C, CEN. Ashley is a practicing Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner, with a focus on Emergency Medicine, Family Practice, Nursing, Flight Nursing and Critical Care arenas.
Areas of Expertise
Eric Bauer is the founder and CEO of FlightBridgeED, LLC. He's an internationally recognized best selling author, speaker, and educator. He has worked in the EMS field for 29 years with the past 17 years spent in the HEMS industry. Eric holds an Associate of Sciences Degree in Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic, and a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration - Technical Management Health Care Administration, and a Master's degree in Business Administration - MBA. Eric's extensive experience in the emergency medical industry in roles as Lieutenant, Operations Supervisor, Field Supervisor, Field Training Officer, Operations Training Officer, Regional Clinical Compliance Evaluator, and Critical Care Provider and educator, gives him a broad experience level that will greatly impact his leadership in consulting services for ground and air medical organizations.
In addition, Eric has extensive experience in clinical compliance, education, and CQI evaluation. This experience gives Eric and FlightBridgeED the ability to perform added consulting work as an expert witness for malpractice litigation cases around the nation. Eric and the FlightBridgeED team take great pride in performing a thorough review of medical records, all applicable evidence, and literature to determine the merit of a case, which makes working with the attorney and clients a seamless process.
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January 2020 - Present - Assistant Director: Barren-Metcalfe County Emergency Medical Services Clinical Service, Training, Education, Clinical Competency, Corporate risk mitigation, and operational oversight.
September 2012 – Present – Owner/Founder: FlightBridgeED, LLC CEO/Founder of a Critical Care Education & Consulting company that provides CFRN/FP-C Critical Care advanced certification education. www.flightbridgeed.com
September 2016 - Present Air Methods Corporation: Clinical Education Manager for US Domestic Community Base Services.
November 2011 – September 2016 Air Methods Corporation: Regional Clinical Compliance/Regional Flight Paramedic
April 2009 – Oct 2011 AirEvac Lifeteam, Albany, KY AE14 Flight Paramedic / Base Clinical Lead/ AHA Regional Faculty
July 2008 – November 2011, Roane County EMS, Harriman, TN County EMS Training Officer / Paramedic
Oct 2008 – July 2010 Roane State Community College, Knoxville, TN Adjunct Facility - Paramedic Program / ACLS, PALS, Clinical Education
Feb 2008 – Mar 2009, AeroCare Medical Transport Inc., Tulsa, OK Flight Paramedic – FixWing (KIngAir 90, 100, 200)
May 2007 – May 2008 Jacksonville Public Safety, Jacksonville, OR EMS Training Officer / Firefighter / Paramedic
March 2007 – May 2008, Douglas County Fire Dist #2, Roseburg, OR Lead Paramedic
Sept 1998 – May 2008 Rogue Community College, Grants Pass, OR Adjunct Facility – Paramedic Program / ACLS, PALS, Clinical Education
April 2004 - August 2006 Mercy Flights, Inc. Medford, OR Flight Paramedic / Field Supervisor –Rotor and Fix Wing (BO105, KIngAir 90)
November 2000 - April 2004 American Medical Response, NW Lead RAT Paramedic/Field Training Officer
- National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians - NREMT-P
- Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services - CCEMT-P,
- Tennessee Department of Emergency Medical Services - EMT-P,
- Pennsylvania Department of Emergency Medical Services - EMT-P
- Michigan Department of Emergency Medical Services EMT-P
- Indiana of Emergency Medical Services - EMT-P
Legal Experience & Services
Trial Witness for Prosecution and Defense (Civil and Criminal)
- International Association of Flight & Critical Care Paramedics
- National Association of EMS educators
- National Association of EMS Physicians
- Society of Critical Care Medicine
- Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association
- National Association of EMT’s
- FP-C - Flight Paramedic Certified
- CCP-C - Critical Care Paramedic Certified
- C-NPT - Certified Neonatal Pediatric Transport Paramedic
- ACLS - Advanced Cardiac Life Support
- PALS - Pediatric Advanced Life Support
- AMLS - Advanced Medical Life Support
- NRP - Neonatal Resuscitation Provider
- BLS - Basic Life Support
- PFCCS - Pediatric Fundamentals of Critical Care Support
- AMLS INSTRUCTOR, / Regional Coordinator – Region 2
- PFCCS Instructor - Pediatric Fundamentals of Critical Care Support Instructor
- 12 –LEAD INSTRUCTOR,
- NAEMSE Instructor I - National Association of Emergency Medical Services Instructor I
- NAEMSE Instructor 2 - National Association of Emergency Medical Services Instructor II
Awards & Honors
1999 Firefighter of the Year; Jacksonville Fire Department
2002 Clinical Excellence Award; American Medical Response NW.
2003 Clinical Excellence Award; American Medical Response NW.
2003 County Star of Life – American Medical Response
(Lead Paramedic on Mass Casualty Incident)
2018 - JOHN JORDAN AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN TRANSPORT MEDICINE JOURNALISM - ASTNA
Seminars & Training
2011 – Air Methods Regional Staff Conference
“Ventilator Management in HEMS”
2012 – Tennessee Ambulance Association Conference
“Permissive Hypotension – The New Trauma Paradigm
2013 – South Central Kentucky EMS Directors Conference
“Ventilator Management in the EMS Environment”
2013 – AAMS – Conference and Expo
“ETCO2 – An Indication of Horsepower and Resuscitation”
2014 – AAMS – Conference and Expo
“Pre-hospital Therapeutic Hypothermia”
2015 – AAMS – Conference and Expo
“What about Levophed?” – Get Rid of Dopamine in EMS
2016 – EMS University – Gillette, WY
“Key Note – “Magnifying The Genius IN Others”
“12 Lead Acquisition” – BLS Transmitting in The Rural Environment
2016 – AAMS – Midwest Safety Day Conference
“Ventilator Management” – Workshop Course
2016 – EMS World Expo – New Orleans
“Ventilator Management” – Dissecting the Evidence
2016 – ECHO Conference – Athens, GA
“Ventilator Management” - The Hypotensive Trauma Patient
“The Trauma Triad = Death
“Ventilator Management Workshop – Pre-Conference
2017 – Metro Atlanta EMS Conference
“Ketamine The Wonder Drug” – Breaking Down the Myths
“Not all Pressors Are Created Equal”!
2017 – ECHO - Critical Care Weekend – Boston, MA (Scheduled)
“Magnifying The Genius In Others” – Key Note Speaker
Ventilator Management Workshop – Pre-Conference
2017 – Air Care Conference – St Louis, MO (Scheduled)
“Magnifying The Genius In Others” – Key Note Speaker
“Ketamine The Wonder Drug”
2017 - EMS Gathering - Dublin, Ireland
"Optimizing Education Delivery in EMS
2017 - US Army - Fort Sam Houston San Antonio, Tx
Graduation Commencement Speech
"Class 21 - US Army Flight Paramedic School"
2012 – 2013 FlightBridgeED, LLC Authorship of the FlightBridgeED Podcast series
Podcast series published internationally on iTunes and the FlightBridgeED website with 103 critical care podcasts published as of this date and 1 million downloads worldwide, with listeners in 85 countries
2013 – FlightBridgeED, LLC
#1 Best Seller in Transport Medicine on Amazon.com! Authored Critical care review book for advanced certification exam prep
FlightBridgeED, LLC CFRN/FP-C Certification Review & Advanced practice update. Published in April 2013
2014 – FlightBridgeED, LLC; National level
Authorship – F.A.S.T Exam Prep Book – FlightBridgeED Air & Surface Transport Exam Prep. Fully encompassing Critical Care FP-C/CFRN Test bank book with over 380 questions, in-depth rational and study tips. 4
2014 – FlightBridgeED, LLC; National level
Authorship – Ventilator Management – A HEMS Prospective
Critical Care Ventilator Management book focusing on ventilator management strategies and pathophysiology of the body’s response to those strategies.
Hope to have it complete and final publication by April 2014
2015 – Air Methods Corporation; Corporate Clinical Education
Established training program for Ventilator Management training
Series, encompassing 11 modules focusing on cellular respiration to advanced concepts in ventilator management and transports ventilation. Rolled out to 1500 Flight Nurses and Flight Paramedic’s company-wide for yearly - continuing and new hire training.
2015 – NAEMT AMLS: Regional Coordinator – Region 2
Co-editor for new 2nd edition AMLS text-book (Neurology and Neurological Emergencies Chapter) to be rolled out by Jones & Bartlett and NAEMT at the 2015 EMS World Expo.
2015 – Ventilator Management – A Pre-Hospital Perspective
#1 Best Seller in Transport Medicine on Amazon.com! The goal of this book is to provide the most up to date information based on current research and my experiences as a Flight Paramedic and Educator.
2019 - Ventilatort Management - Advanced Concepts in Critical Care
#1 Best Seller in Transport Medicine on Amazon.com! The goal of this book is to provide the most up to date information based on current research and my experiences as a Flight Paramedic and Educator, with a focus on intermediate to advanced concepts.
Michael Verkest, AS, FP-C, EMT-P
Training Officer - Clackamas County Fire District 1
11300 SE Fuller Rd
Milwaukie, OR 97222
Jeff Borgio, MBA, FP-C
Evan Claunch, FP-C
Regional Clinical Educator - Midwest Region
Air Methods Corporation
1997 - 2000 - Rogue Community College, Grants Pass, OR Associates of Applied Sciences Degree – Emergency Medical Services Paramedicine
2009 - 2010 - Roane State Community College, Harriman, TN Associates of Applied Sciences Degree – General Studies
2013 – 2015 - DeVry University, Chicago, IL Bachelors in Business Administration – Technical Management Health Care administration
2015 – 2016 - DeVry University, Chicago, IL Masters in Business Administration – MBA
2019 - 2022 - University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland Masters Degree in Critical Care Medicine - MSc