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Michael Beach

Biography:

Dr. Michael Beach is an Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, he teaches Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Area of Concentration and act as coordinator of the 2nd Degree Accelerated BSN Program. He teaches both the Doctor of Nursing Practice and BSN programs. His area of practice includes Emergency Medicine and Disaster Preparation and Response. Through his teachings, students learn about disaster response and experience hands on use of a TVI Decontamination tent, PAPR hood assemblies and TYVK suits. Students also utilizes SimMan for computerized emergency experiences.

He has worked in search and rescue and disaster management for over 30 years within the Tri-State area and he was a member of Pennsylvania 1 Disaster Medical Team (PA-1 DMAT). Besides experience with pre-hospital emergency medical treatment, he had particular interest and expertise in tracking, team management, diving and technical rescue.

Following the Katrina Disaster along the Gulf Coast, he responded with his search and rescue team and part of the Red Cross to provide relief efforts to victims in Waveland and Pearlington MI. As a member of PA-1 DMAT, He also responded to the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey, Hurricanes Matthew and Irma in Florida.

Research Interests:

His research interests include interest and expertise in tracking, team management, diving and technical rescue.

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