William Belk, MSc, FP-C, is a distinguished simulation educator within the Helicopter EMS (HEMS) industry, bringing a wealth of expertise to the field. Holding a Masters in Simulation, Belk combines his academic qualifications with practical experience as a Flight Paramedic (FP-C). With a focus on high-acuity scenarios and pre-hospital care, he plays a crucial role in training and preparing professionals, including Flight Paramedics and Nurses, for the unique challenges of aeromedical transport. In addition to his hands-on contributions, Belk is also the co-host of the SimGeeks Podcast, where he shares insights and knowledge with the wider medical community. His commitment to advancing simulation education in the dynamic HEMS environment underscores his dedication to improving the quality of care provided by flight medical teams. His dual roles as an academic with a simulation background and a seasoned practitioner contribute to his effectiveness in shaping the training landscape for those involved in helicopter emergency medical services.
David Shablak is a highly accomplished healthcare professional with over a decade of experience in healthcare simulation and emergency medical services. As a Nationally Registered Paramedic (NRP) and certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE), he has demonstrated expertise in both clinical practice and educational methodologies. In addition, his designation as a Certified Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist - Advanced (CHSOS-A) reflects his proficiency in the operational and managerial aspects of healthcare simulation programs. Shablak plays a crucial role in advancing simulation education, contributing as the co-host of the SimGeeks Podcast and hosting This Old Manikin. His multifaceted skills and commitment to excellence make him a valuable asset to the healthcare simulation community, where he continues to shape and enhance training practices for medical professionals.