The SALT working group

The original Working Group is comprised of highly-skilled dedicated professionals in the fields of EMS and pre-hospital care.
Their dedication to the field of advancing medicine and patient care is unquestionable and many have contributed significant enhancements in the methods we use used to care for those we are charged to serve.   

Their motives

Specifically as it relates to SALT, and the subsequent creation of the MUCC, the Working Group’s motives were likely sound, although misguided. Should there truly have been an interoperability crisis that could have been remedied by their recommendations, this site would not exist. Although it is still not clear why they did not elect to simply modify START as the logical solution, we have to assume they had the best of intentions. They must have known the data was flawed but it is quite possible they felt so passionate that SALT would be better for our public that the interim fracturing of our infrastructure was worth the lives SALT would eventually save.


It is not their motives we question, it is their process.

The Original SALT Working Group Members

E. Brooke Lerner, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine,Medical College of Wisconsin

David C. Cone, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Yale University

Eric S. Weinstein, MD

Independent

Richard B. Schwartz, MD

Professor and Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Georgia

Phillip L. Coule, MD

Professor and Vice-Chairman for Business Development, Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Georgia; Medical Director, Augusta Fire Department.

Michael Cronin, PhD, MPH

Independent

Ian S. Wedmore, MD

Emergency Medicine Consultant to the US Army Surgeon General

Eileen M. Bulger, MD

Professor,Department of Surgery,University of Washington

Deborah Ann Mulligan, MD

Director, Institute for Child Health Policy; Professor of Pediatrics, Center for Bioterrorism and All-Hazards Preparedness, Nova Southeastern University; Chair Executive Council on Communications & Media, American Academy of Pediatrics

Raymond E. Swienton, MD

Professor and Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine,

Medical College of Georgia

Scott M. Sasser, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Emory University; Division of Injury Response, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, CDC (government liaison)

Umair A. Shah, MD, MPH

Associate Professor, Surgery and Emergency Medicine,

University of Texas Southwestern

Leonard J. Weireter, Jr, MD

Arthur and Marie Kirk Family Professor of Surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School; Medical Director, Shock Trauma Center, Sentara Norfolk Genera Hospital

Teri L. Sanddal, REMT-B

Associate Director, Critical Illness and Trauma Foundation Inc

Julio Lairet, DO

Major, US Air Force, MC; Director of Enroute Care Research Center; AF/SG consultant for Critical Care Air Transport; Assistant Professor of Military and Emergency Medicine, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences

David Markenson, MD

Director, Center for Disaster Medicine, New York Medical College; Vice President and Medical Director, Disaster Medicine and Regional Emergency Services, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center

Lou Romig, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Miami Children’s Hospital

Gregg Lord, MS, NREMT-P

Commissioner, National Commission on Children & Disasters, The George

Washington University

Jeffrey Salomone, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Robert O'Connor, MD, MPH

Professor and Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Virginia Health System

Richard C. Hunt, MD

Director, Division of Injury Response, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, CDC (government liaison)