Trauma Nurse Specialist
Will Chapleau has been a Paramedic for 47years and trauma nurse specialist for 35 years. He is a partner In the International PreHospital Medicine Institute. He was the Director of Performance Improvement at the American College of Surgeons till he retired in May of 2020. Prior to that role he spent 6 years managing Trauma training programs for the Committee on Trauma there. He also spent 20 years with the Chicago Heights Fire Department, the last 6 years as Chief. For15 years he was an educator in the Good Samaritan Hospital EMS System in Downers Grove, Ill., at St. James Hospital and Prairie State College in Chicago Heights.
Chapleau served as the Chair of the PHTLS Committee of NAEMT for nearly 20 years. He also served on the NAEMT Board of Directors, as well as on the boards for the National Association of EMS Educators and the Society of Trauma Nurses. He also chaired a task force for the National Association of EMS Physicians. He’s been a frequent contributor to the Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS), EMS World Magazine and Fire Apparatus Magazine. He has also been published in the Journal of Trauma and Critical Care and the Journal of Emergency Medicine. He also served on the editorial board of EMS World Magazine. Will has written and edited five pre-hospital care texts in four languages and has taught prehospital care and lectured in conferences in over 60 countries.