Faculty & Staff

Juan March

Juan A. March, MD, FACEP

Professor
Chief, Division of EMS

ECU Emergency Medicine
1705 W. 6th Street
Physician’s Quadrangle, Building M

The Brody School of Medicine
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27834

Phone: 252-744-2154
Fax: 252-744-2655
E-mail: marchj@ecu.edu

Medical School: State University of New York, 1989

Residency: Emergency Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, 1992

Board Certifications: American Board of Emergency Medicine

Clinical Interests:

  • EMS (out-of-hospital care)
  • Healthcare disparities among racial minorities
  • Automated external defibrillation/CPR
  • Procedural Sedation

Service:

  • Pitt County ALS Medical Director
  • Continuing Education Coordinating Board of EMS (CECBEMS)
  • National Association of EMS Physicians: Chair for Educational Committee

Teaching: Journal reviewer for Annals of Emergency Medicine, Academic Emergency Medicine, and Prehospital Emergency Care

Public Service:

  • Halloween Downtown Celebration Medical Care
  • Tae Kwon Do, King Tiger Goodwill Games
  • ECU Active Shooter Drill

Selected Publications:

Sloan EP, Philbin NB, Koenigsberg MD, Gao W; DCLHb Traumatic Hemorrhagic Shock Study Group; European HOST Investigators. The lack of consistent diaspirin cross-linked hemoglobin infusion blood pressure effects in the US and EU traumatic hemorrhagic shock clinical trials. Shock. 2010: 33(2):123-33.

Sloan EP, Koenigsberg MD, Philbin NB, Gao W; DCLHb Traumatic Hemorrhagic Shock Study Group; European HOST Investigators Diaspirin cross-linked hemoglobin infusion did not influence base deficit and lactic acid levels in two clinical trials of traumatic hemorrhagic shock patient resuscitation. J Trauma. 2010: 68(5):1158-71.

De Guzman, J., March, J., Tyson, S., and Beacham, G. (2009). Use of Geographical Information Systems to Compare the Location of Automated External Defibrillators versus Actual Sudden Cardiac Death Sites in One Suburban/Rural North Carolina. Academic Emergency Medicine 2009, 16 (4), S195.

March, JA. Counseling About Proper Use of Motor Vehicle Occupant Restraints and Avoidance of Alcohol Use While Driving. Southern Medical Journal 2008, 101 (4), 1.

March JA, Pollock, MJ: Prehospital Aspirin Administration Rates: A Ten-Year Prospective. Prehospital Emergency Care 2005;9(1):129 (Abstract)

March JA, Evans MA, Ward B, Brewer KL: Motor Vehicle Fatalities among Hispanics in Rural North Carolina. Academic Emergency Medicine. 2003; 10(11):1249-1252.

Ausband SC, March JA, Brown LH: National Prevalence of Palliative Care Protocols in Emergency Medical Services. Prehospital Emergency Care 2002; 6(1): 36-41.

Lawson L., March JA: Use of Automatic External Defibrillators by Very Young, Untrained Children. Prehospital Emergency Care 2002;6(3):285-298.

March JA, Ausband SC, Brown LH: Changes in Physical Examination Caused by Use of Spinal Immobilization. Prehospital Emergency Care 2002; 6(4): 421-4.

March JA, Dean E, Harvey RE: Use of a Disaster Medical Aid Center During a Hurricane. Academic Emergency Medicine. 2001; 8(5):524.

Jeffrey Ferguson

Jeffrey D. Ferguson, MD, FACEP, NREMT-P

Assistant Professor
Medical Director - EastCare, PCMH
Assistant Medical Director - Pitt County EMS System

ECU Emergency Medicine
PCMH 3ED-317

The Brody School of Medicine
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27834

Phone: 252-744-1399
Fax: 252-744-4125
E-mail: fergusonjef@ecu.edu

Fellowship: University of Virginia Health System; Sub-Specialty: Emergency Medical Services

Post-Graduate: University of Virginia Graduate School of Arts and Sciences; Master Science - Health Evaluation Sciences

Medical School: University of Virginia School of Medicine

Residency: University of Virginia Health System, Department of Emergency Medicine

Board Certification: American Board of Emergency Medicine

Clinical Interests:

  • EMS (out-of-hospital care)
  • Critical Care Air Transport

Service:

  • Medical Director, EastCare Critical Care Transport
  • Assistant Medical Director, Pitt County EMS System

Selected Publications:

Markenson D*, FergusonJ*, Chameides L, Cassan P, Chung K-L, Epstein J, Gonzales L,Herrington RA, Pellegrino JL, Ratcliff N, Singer A. Consensus on Science and Treatment Recommendations for First Aid: 2010 American Heart Association and American RedCross. Resuscitation. 2010; 81 (suppl1). (* denotes equal first authors)

Markenson D*, FergusonJ*, Chameides L, Cassan P, Chung K-L, Epstein J, Gonzales L,Herrington RA, Pellegrino JL, Ratcliff N, Singer A. Part 17:First Aid: 2010 American Heart Association and American RedCross Guidelines for First Aid. Circulation. 2010;122 (suppl3):S934–S946. (* denotes equal first authors)

Benner J,Ferguson J, Judkins A, et al. Ondansetron as an Effective Antiemetic in the Rural, Out-of-hospital Setting. AJEM [accepted for publication, Letter to the Editor].

Saunders C, Ferguson J. Narrow Complex Tachycardias. ECGs for Prehospital Emergency Care. Brady W, Hudson K, et al. (eds) Wiley-Blackwell 2011. [Book Chapter accepted for publication]

Ferguson J. First aid for human and animal bites. Appendix: Evidence-based Worksheets: 2010 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science With Treatment Recommendations and 2010 American Heart Association and American Red Cross International Consensus on First Aid Science With Treatment Recommendations. Circulation. 2010;122 (suppl 2):S606–S638.

Holstege C, Ferguson J. Charcoal administration in poisonous ingestions. Appendix: Evidence-based Worksheets: 2010 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science With Treatment Recommendations and 2010 American Heart Association and American Red Cross International Consensus on First Aid Science With Treatment Recommendations. Circulation. 2010;122 (suppl 2):S606–S638.

Ferguson J. Teaching Resource for Instructors in Prehospital Pediatrics (TRIPP). Basic Life Support, Second Edition. Prehospital Emergency Care. 2009; 13(2): 267-268.

Ferguson J. “Animal Bites”. EMS and Disaster Medicine: Clinical Practice and Systems Oversight. Cone D, O’Conner R, Fowler R. (eds) 2009. [Book Chapter]

March J, Ferguson J. “Volunteer EMS Systems”. EMS and Disaster Medicine: Clinical Practice and Systems Oversight. Cone D, O’Conner R, Fowler R. (eds) 2009. [Book Chapter]

March J, Ferguson J. “Injury Prevention”. EMS and Disaster Medicine: Clinical Practice and Systems Oversight. Cone D, O’Conner R, Fowler R. (eds) 2009. [Book Chapter]

Ferguson J, Brady WJ, Alibertis K. “Cardiac Arrest”. Emergency Medicine. Adams JG, Barton ED, Collings J. (eds) Elsevier. June 2008. [Book Chapter]

Brady WJ, Mitchell S, Ferguson J, Holstege CP. An Algorithmic Interpretation of the ECG - The Adult Chest Pain Patient with Electrocardiographic ST Segment Elevation: AMI vs STEMI Mimic? www.emedhome.com. December 1,2006. [Online Review]

Jocelyn De Guzman

Jocelyn M. De Guzman, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor
Medical Director - Hospital Disaster Preparedness
Medical Director - ERAC / SMAT
Assistant Medical Director - Pitt County EMS System
Director - EMS Resident Education

ECU Emergency Medicine
PCMH 3ED-330
The Brody School of Medicine
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27834

Phone: 252-744-3320
Fax: 252-744-4125
E-mail: deguzmanj@ecu.edu

Fellowship: East Carolina University, Brody School of Medicine

Medical School: University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Medicine

Residency: East Carolina University, Brody School of Medicine

Board Certification: American Board of Emergency Medicine

Clinical Interests: EMS Resident Education

Service:

  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Medical Director - Hospital Disaster Preparedness
  • Medical Director - ERAC / SMAT
  • Assistant Medical Director - Pitt County EMS System
  • ECU/BSOM Undergraduate Shadowing Program Mentor

Public Service:

  • ECU Football Medical Coverage
  • OBX Marathon Medical Coverage
  • Cherry Point Airshow Volunteer Medical Coverage
  • Watermelon Festival Medical Coverage

Selected Publications:

Cardiovascular Collapse in Special Situations, Ferguson JD and De Guzman JM Book chapter for EM Clinics - In progress

“A Review of the out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survival rate from July 2007 to June 2010 in a rural North Carolina county” De Guzman JM, Ferguson JD, Kwofie J Research in progress

De Guzman, J. M. & March, J. A. (2009). Use of Geographical Information Systems to Compare the Location of Automated External Defibrillators versus Actual Sudden Cardiac Deaths Sites in the Suburban/Rural North Carolina County. Poster presentation SAEM Annual Meeting, New Orleans

Hack JB, Orogbemi T, De Guzman JM, Brewer KL, O’Rourke D, and Meggs WJ. “A Novel Circumferential Compression Device Delays Onset of Systemic Toxicity after Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake Envenomation to the Torso of an Animal Model.” Presented at National Society of Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting, May 2009

Hack JB, De Guzman JM, Brewer KL, O’Rourke D, and Meggs WJ. “A Novel Circumferential Compression Device Delays Onset of Systemic Toxicity after Coral Snake Envenomation to the Torso of an Animal Model” Presented at Southeast Regional Society of Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting, March 2008 Presented at National Society of Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting, May 2008

Jane Pollock

Jane Pollock, EMT-P, EMD

NC Level II EMS Instructor, EMT-Paramedic
Training Specialist
Division of EMS
Department of Emergency Medicine
The Brody School of Medicine
East Carolina University
1705 W. Sixth St., Physicians Quadrangle, Bldg. M
Greenville, NC 27834

Phone: 252-744-2154
Fax: 252-744-2655
E-mail: pollockm@ecu.edu

Education:

  • New Castle Business College in New Castle, PA
  • NC Rescue College, NC Department of Insurance Fire and Rescue Training Graduate
  • Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic Training, ECU School of Medicine
  • Medical Priority Emergency Medical Dispatch Training, Nash Community College, Rocky Mount, NC
  • National Academy of Emergency Medical Dispatch of USA, Emergency Medical Dispatch, Quality Assurance, Salt Lake City, Utah

Service:

  • Quality Management Coordinator
  • Advanced Life Support (ALS) Continuing Education
  • EMS SOP/Skills/Oral Exam Coordinator (Pitt County Function)
  • Special Projects (Project Heartbeat)
  • Instructor for AED, BCLS, ACLS, ITLS (IP)
  • Journal and book reviews on EMS related topics
  • Pitt County EMS Protocol editor/reviewer

Selected Publications:

March JA, Ferguson JD, De Guzman J, Pollock J: Implementaiton of an EMS Screening Tool on Patients Refusing Ambulance Transport and Effects on Requests for On-Line Medical Direction. 2009;16(4):S193-4.

March JA, Pollock MJ, McDuffie GR, Stumpff J, and Ferguson J: Timber Medic Phase I-Needs Assessment of Emergency Health Care In a Logging Environment. Prehospital Emergency Care 2009;13(1):147.

March JA, Pollock MJ: Prehospital Aspirin Administration Rates: A Ten-Year Prospective. Prehospital Emergency Care Jan-Feb 2005:129.

March JA, Pollock MJ: Prehospital aspirin administration rates: A ten-year prospective. Prehospital Emergency Care 2004;9(1):129. (Abstract)

Presentations:

March, JA, Pollock J, Ferguson J: Implementation of an EMS Screening Tool to Identify High Risk Patients Refusing Ambulance Transport: Effects on Request for On-Line Medical Direction. Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA, May 2009.

March J, Pollock J, McDuffie G, Stumpff J, Ferguson J: Timber Medic Program Phase I- Needs Assessment of Emergency Healthcare in a Logging Environment. National Association of EMS Physoicians Annual Meeting. Jacksonville, Florida, January 2009.

March JA, Pollock MJ: Prehospital Aspirin Administration Rates: A Ten-Year Prospective. National Association of EMS Physicians Annual Meeting. Naples, FL, January 2005.

Lisa Pennypacker

Lisa Pennypacker

Administrative Support Specialist
Division of EMS
ECU Emergency Medicine
The Brody School of Medicine
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27834

Phone: 252-744-2154
Fax: 252-744-2655
E-mail: pennypackerl@ecu.edu

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