Mark Trueman

Speaker for the PSRT 2021 Fall Conference

Mark Trueman has served in Emergency Medical Services for 25 years.   Mark was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania graduating from George Washington High School.  He was an All City hurdler that led him to compete at Lock Haven University (Lock Haven, Pa) and earn his Bachelor of Health Sciences.  After college he attended the Williamsport Hospital Paramedic Training Institute to become a Nationally Registered Paramedic.

Over 25 years Mark’s engagement with Emergency Medical Services has grown beyond front line field practice to include education, administration, and national, statewide, and local committee involvement. 

  • He is the Deputy Chief with University of Pittsburgh Medical Center – Susquehanna Regional EMS in Williamsport, Pa. Susquehanna Regional EMS is a regional agency that responds to over 18,000 annual calls to service in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.
  • He is an Associate Faculty with the Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Paramedic major and a prior Program Director/Chair for the Williamsport Affiliate of Penn State University.
  • He has served as a Team Captain for the National EMS programmatic accreditor, Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
  • He has served as a Judge and Presenter at the National EMS Today Conference hosted annually by the Journal for Emergency Medical Services.
  • His accolades include the 2011 Pennsylvania EMS Educator of the Year and 2017 Kline A DeWire Lifetime Achievement Award for EMS Service.

Stop the Bleed Course Description and Objectives:  *The STOP THE BLEED® campaign was initiated by a federal interagency workgroup convened by the National Security Council Staff, The White House. The purpose of the campaign is to build national resilience by better preparing the public to save lives by raising awareness of basic actions to stop life threatening bleeding following everyday emergencies and man-made and natural disasters. Advances made by military medicine and research in hemorrhage control during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have informed the work of this initiative which exemplifies translation of knowledge back to the homeland to the benefit of the general public. The Department of the Defense owns the STOP THE BLEED® logo and phrase—trademark pending.

 

In a STOP THE BLEED® course, the focus of the training is to control life threatening bleeding. 

Outline:

This training will demonstrate the actions that you can take to save a life before professional rescuers arrive.  You’ll learn three quick techniques to help save a life before someone bleeds out:

(1) How to use your hands to apply pressure to a wound;

 

(2) How to pack a wound to control bleeding;

 

(3) How to correctly apply a tourniquet.

 

These three techniques will empower you to assist in an emergency and potentially save a life.