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Hilary Gates, MAEd, NRP

Hilary Gates, MAEd, NRP, is the senior editorial and program director for EMS World. She is a volunteer paramedic in Alexandria, Va., and teaches in the School of Education at American University in Washington, D.C. She began her career as a volunteer EMT with the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad in Montgomery County, Md. Gates has experience as a community paramedic, EMS educator, symposium presenter, and quality improvement trainer.

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After a hugely successful EMS World Expo in Las Vegas last October, it’s not too early to think about what you want to teach (or learn) in Nashville in 2018. Did you attend a session whose topic…
The recipient of the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation’s People Saving People award is an Illinois teenager named Brendan Gould, who saved his dad’s life with CPR.  Brendan was at home in…
EMS advocates gathered this morning on Capitol Hill at the first meeting of the Congressional EMS Caucus. Chaired by Rep. Timothy Walz of Minnesota, the EMS Caucus convened a variety of EMS advocates…
When a group of Michigan clinicians and researchers set a goal of doubling the state’s sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) survival rate over the next three years, they knew it would take a team of dedicated…
Another EMS World Expo is in the books. Las Vegas gave us a warm welcome and a gracious hosting. With the tragic events of October 1 on everyone’s minds, we remain dedicated to advancing the…
Welcome to Las Vegas! No doubt you’ve been following the natural disasters in the news of late and have been proud to call yourself a member of a revered group: You are a first responder. You…
In the cadaver lab of the University of Texas Southwestern Center for Emergency Health Sciences Program in Dallas, a small group of top EMS medical directors gathered to examine emerging advances in…
Leaders from three recent responses debated some pressing questions  As the tragedies of terrorist attacks continue to unfold, first responders everywhere know one day the call may come to them.…
“EMS is available in every community, EMS is fully mobile, EMS can address patient needs 24/7, and EMS is expected, respected and welcomed.” With these words Matt Zavadsky, chief…
Each year, peering out over the amazingly progressive audience attendees and the phenomenally talented speakers on the stage at the EMS State of the Sciences (Gathering of Eagles) Conference in…
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