The App creator is a published scientist with credentials in Medical, Epidemiology and Health Policy & Management in central Arkansas. Her knowledge of pre-hospital care provided across Arkansas and other southern states, helped form the basis for creating the training App in basic medical concepts. This service provides free training to Public Safety Dispatch Operators whose small rural communities lack the resources for medically trained dispatchers. Surveyed paramedics located in small rural communities, provided the App’s outline of training material for improving rural dispatched communications and enhancing pre-hospital care delivery.
Funding for the App‘s creation was provided in part from a government grant by the National Institutes of Health, NIGMS, Institutional Developmental Award (IDeA) Award P30 GM110702 and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Center for Translational Neurosciences (CTN).
Course material for DTRACE was kindly provided by David Moskowitz, MS, BS, MEP, CSSD, Emergency Preparedness Consultant, Matthews, NC 28105, USA.
Mr. David Moskowitz has over 20 years of experience as an Emergency Preparedness Consultant offering extensive experience in emergency response and preparedness activities, safety, security, instructional design, and exercise management and development. He has two Bachelor Degrees, one in Health Administration and the other in Emergency Administration and Management. He also has a Master’s Degree in Emergency Health Services Administration. In addition, Mr. Moskowitz is a Master Exercise Practitioner (MEP) and Certified Safety and Security Director (CSSD) through the World Safety Organization and has specialized training in Homeland Security, Transportation/Transit, EMS, Threat and Vulnerability Assessments, Fire/Search and Rescue, Terrorism/Weapons of Mass Destruction, and Public Health.