Friday, July 16, 2010

Air Medical Today Episode 22 - EPNetwork


Episode 22 of the Air Medical Today Podcast has been published.  In this episode I interview Scott Kunkel, a paramedic, flight nurse, and an air medical executive who will be talking about Updates on New Developments in EMS and Their Impact on Air Medical Services  There is also an update on three recent air medical transport crashes and a First Response Interview of Edward Wimmer and P.J. Rabice the Co-Founder and Director of Marketing Respectively for RoadID.

Scott Kunkel has been involved in transport medicine for the past twenty three years and has worked for a variety of organizations in both clinical and leadership positions.  His experience includes pre-hospital emergency ALS, critical care ground transport, and rotor wing and fixed wing air medical transport.  Scott holds a MBA with a concentration in Healthcare Administration and a Bachelor’s of Science Degree.  He is a Certified Medical Transport Executive, Certified Flight Registered Nurse, and Flight Paramedic-Certified.

Scott is currently employed with air medical organizations in Ohio and Michigan.  He is a site surveyor for the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems and maintains memberships in the American College of Healthcare Executives, The Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development through the American Hospital Association, and a number of clinical associations. 

Scott is an item writer for the Board for Critical Care Transport Paramedic Certification and is a member of the Advisory Board for RSQ911 Solutions LLC, an organization that is dedicated to improving service and operational performance of critical care transport providers.  Scott hales from Toledo, Ohio and currently is residing in Medina, Ohio.


Edward Wimmer is the 32 year old Co-Founder of Road ID which was started with his father, Mike Wimmer, out of his dad's basement. As the de facto CEO of Road ID, he oversees all of the day-to-day operations of the company while focusing on their long-range initiatives and budgeting.

P.J. Rabice is the 37 yr old Director of Marketing and Strategic Partnerships at Road ID.  He spends the majority of his time managing the advertising and PR agencies as the company identifies new opportunities for growth, overseeing the company's social media presence, and working with their brand ambassadors. Prior to coming to Road ID he worked for a sports marketing agency as Account Director.

This recording was done as part of the Kansas Cyclist Podcast, which I do in collaboration with Randy Rasa the webmaster for the KansasCyclist.com website.  I wanted to play a portion of their interview because Edward and P.J. are trying to get the word out to EMS agencies about looking for the RoadID Identification on athletes that they may need to treat.  RoadID provides important health and emergency information and I have personally been a user and promotor of their product for 2 years now.