About the Author
Dana Oakes, BA, RRT-NPS
Mr. Oakes is currently an Educational Consultant and was formerly Director of Respiratory Care, V.A. Medical Center, Washington, D.C.; Educational Coordinator/Instructor, Respiratory Care Department, Children’s Hospital National Medical Center, Washington, D.C.; and Director of Clinical Education, Respiratory Care Program, Columbia Union College, Takoma Park, MD. Mr. Oakes has been in the Respiratory field for over 30 years and has over 14 years of teaching experience, including one-, two-, and four-year advanced Respiratory Care programs.
Scot Jones, BA, RRT-ACCS
Mr. Jones is currently the Director of Clinical Education at Broward College, Coconut Creek, FL. Prior to this he served as a supervisor at a large trauma hospital in North Carolina, after over 10 years in the Human Resources field. Mr. Jones has specialized in obesity studies, speaking at conferences around the United States on the topic.
Sean Shortall, RRT-NPS, RPFT
Sean was the Clinical Educator of Respiratory Medicine at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, ME. Prior to that he worked as a Respiratory Care Practitioner and Critical Care Educator at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH. He has been in the Respiratory profession for nearly 30 years, has co-authored several respiratory articles in national respiratory and nursing journals, and speaks frequently in the U.S. and Canada on advances in mechanical ventilation.