Degrees and Certifications:
* Louisiana Tactical EMS * Louisiana State University Fire Training Hazardous Materials Operations * Louisiana State Police Crime Laboratory Training/CODIS DNA * Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners Laboratory Assistant * Louisiana State University Fire Training Firefighter I * South Louisiana Community College Paramedic * Management of Aggressive Behavior (MOAB) * AHA Neonate Resuscitation Program (NRP) * AHA Basic Life Support Instructor * AHA Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor * AHA Pediatric Advanced Life Support Instructor * NAEMSE Level 1 EMS Instructor * VAOEMS EMS Instructor/Education Coordinator * NREMT Program Director
Ms. Angel Blood
I started my journey in the field of EMS back in March 1995, with the hopes to make a meaningful difference in people's lives, but little did I know how much this career would change my life instead. I worked at Louisiana State Penitentiary just shy of 11 years, and Acadian Ambulance Ground Operations for 9 years. In December 2014, I accepted a position as Senior Paramedic with Baton Rouge General Medical Center's new hospital based ambulance service as the paramedic on the Rapid Response Team and Unit Educator. At the start of 2015, I obtained my BLS, ACLS, and PALS instructor certifications through AHA, and my EMT/Paramedic Instructor with the State of Louisiana. I served as the Primary Instructor of BRG EMS Education Program and Medical Training Officer/Program Director for the PCFD EMS Education Program until I moved to Virginia to further my career.
As a paramedic with over 25 years of extensive experience working in Emergency Medicine, I am dedicated to teaching at the highest level so students can perform confidently in the intense atmosphere of emergency scenes. As the instructor here at Osbourn High, I will take a unique approach to the EMT Program. I recognize that the participants in our program are not merely students; they will be future coworkers and counterparts. With that in mind, I take a personalized approach to instruction. I expect that all students push themselves and work hard to be successful.