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Belmont College Adjunct Professor Selected to Serve on Editorial Advisory Board

Dr. Darby Copeland, Belmont College Adjunct Associate Professor.St. Clairsville, OH (March 18, 2013) - Belmont College is pleased to announce that Adjunct Associate Professor Dr. Darby Copeland has been appointed to the prestigious International Trauma Life Support Core Editorial Advisory Board.

Dr. Copeland joins 11 other educators on the Editorial Advisory Board from Canada, Europe, Mexico, and the United States.

The Editorial Board focuses on reviewing current literature and science relevant to pre-hospital trauma education, providing expert advice on education and trauma research and evaluating and implementing effective educational methodology to diverse populations across the world.

Dr. Copeland has worked in emergency medical services for more than 20 years. He has held positions as an EMT, Ground Paramedic, Flight Paramedic, Critical Care Transport Nurse and Flight Nurse. He currently instructs the EMS and Firefighter preparation programs at Belmont College.

“Pre-hospital medicine is rapidly changing thanks to the heightened emphasis on making researched-based decisions,” said Dr. Copeland. I am honored and humbled to be part of the National and International driving force of the change process, which will ultimately increase cognitive competency and practice performance of pre-hospital providers around the world.”

Dr. Copeland also served as a subject matter expert test item writer for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) this past summer and is presently part of an international task force charged with rewriting the international trauma life support instructor program. He is also currently mentoring a new trauma education program in Oman, Southeast Asia.

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