R.N.,B.S., MICN, CCRN, CFRN (ret), Clinical Nurse Consultant, Sydney, Australia / Santa Monica, California USA
An Internationally known speaker / author for over 30 years on a variety of subjects, including Disaster Management, Ms. Cohen’s professional background has included positions in Aeromedicine, Prehospital Care / EMS, Trauma Centers and ICU. Her clinical experiences range from the ground to the air including civilian, fire and military perspectives in the management of mulit-casualty situations. Eddi’s clinical roles have included Clinical Nurse Specialist, Chief Flight Nurse, Mobile Intensive Care Nurse and member of the LA International Airport First Aid Team and the American Red Cross Disaster team (LA); previously she was locum lecturer at the US Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Emergency Training Center and the Australian Emergency Management Institute (formerly known as the Australian Counter Disaster College). As faculty at the LA County Paramedic Training Institute, Eddi began studying and researching EMS responses to multi and mass casualty incidences leading her to develop training programs in Disaster Management, including field triage protocols which became the origin for the triage system known as "START" (Simple Triage and Rapid Treatment). Eddi brings a unique perspective of disasters as both a responder and victim stemming from her experiences, among other things, the 1994 LA earthquake answering the ultimate question of “Disasters – Not If, But When” and the impact it has on our lives as nurses and beyond.
Resources associated with Eddi Cohen