American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
With more than 38,000 members, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (aaos.org or orthoinfo.org), is the premier not-for-profit organization that provides education programs for orthopaedic surgeons and allied health professionals, champions the interests of patients and advances the highest quality of musculoskeletal health. Orthopaedic surgeons and the Academy are the authoritative sources of information for patients and the general public on musculoskeletal conditions, treatments and related issues.
More than one in four Americans have bone or joint health problems, making them the greatest cause of lost work days in the U.S. When orthopaedic surgeons restore mobility and reduce pain, they help people get back to work and to independent, productive lives. Orthopaedic surgeons keep this “Nation in Motion.” To learn more about A Nation in Motion campaign, or to read hundreds of patient stories or to submit your own story, visit ANationInMotion.org.
Additional Titles by this Author
- ISBN-13: 9781284120080
- ISBN-13: 9781284134209
- ISBN-13: 9781284185614
Catherine A. Parvensky Barwell, MEd, RN, PHRN, EMT-IT-President, Emergency Training Associates, West Cheater, Pennsylvania, Adjunct Faculty, Delaware County Community College, Pennsylvania
Catherine Parvensky Barwell has more than 25 years experience as a prehospital provider, educator and author. She served as Deputy Director of Training for Chester County Department of Emergency Services for many years as well as Program Director for Hahnemann University’s M.S. in Healthcare Education Technology program. She is currently President of Emergency Training Associates in West Chester, PA, a company she founded in 1991, teaching First Responders, EMTs, and ALS providers in a variety of EMS training programs.
Ms. Barwell obtained her R.N. diploma from Brandywine School of Nursing, B.S. in EMS Administration from Hahnemann University, and M.Ed. in Instructional Systems, Training Design and Development from Penn State University. She is certified in the Commonwealth of PA as a Prehospital Nurse (the equivalent of a nurse paramedic) and as an EMT Instructor Trainer.
In addition to Emergency Medical Technician Transition Manual, Ms. Barwell has authored or contributed to over 30 EMT and paramedic textbooks and ancillary products. She also authored Teaching EMS and The Adventures of Tommi Lance children’s series.