Kevin High, RN, EMT, MPH, MHPE

Senior Associate 

Kevin began his healthcare career in 1985 as an emergency nurse and EMT working in rural southern Georgia. He started at Vanderbilt in 1989 in the Emergency Department and began working as a flight nurse at Vanderbilt LifeFlight in 1993. Kevin left the program in 2006 to work within the Department of Emergency Medicine. Kevin functions as the Trauma Resuscitation Manager working with the myriad EMS and air medical agencies that serve Vanderbilt; doing so as a liaison and educator.

He serves as a faculty member teaching on topics surrounding, airway management, trauma care, EMS and air medical transport. He teaches our airway lab; centered on core and advanced airway management skills using fresh tissue cadavers.

In November of 2003 Kevin was named the Association of Air Medical Service’s Air Medical Crew Member of the Year at the Air Medical Transport Conference in Reno, NV. In 2009 he was awarded the Faculty Teaching Award by the Vanderbilt Department of Emergency medicine for his efforts in teaching. Kevin is the Past President of the Air/Surface Transport Nurses Association (ASTNA) an international association representing flight/transport nurses. He was chosen to provide expert testimony at the 2009 National Transportation Safety Board Hearing on air medical safety on behalf of medical crew members.

His educational background includes an Associate’s Degree in Nursing, a Bachelors of Science/Allied Health and a Masters in Public Health. Kevin speaks regularly to professional groups across the United States and Canada focusing on issues that affect transport, emergency medicine and healthcare organizations.

He has authored or co-authored more than two dozen peer-reviewed publications, and has published several abstracts, book chapters and articles appearing in periodicals such as the Transport Nursing Core Curriculum, Journal of Emergency Nursing, American Surgeon, EMS Magazine, Air Med, Air Medical Journal, JEMS, and Emergency Medicine along with several trade and local magazines. Born and raised in Tennessee, he resides in Franklin.

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