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Xavier De La Rosa, BS, LP, NRP, FP-C

Xavier A. De La Rosa is chief clinical officer for Harris County ESD 11 Mobile Healthcare. He has held multiple roles including for-profit EMS, 911 EMS, flight medicine and EMS-based fire service, and as a lieutenant in the Training Division of Fort Bend County EMS in Texas.

He has a degree in Emergency Health Sciences from the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio and a Master’s of Business Administration from Johns Hopkins with concentrations in Private and Public Sector Leadership; and Health Innovation, Technology and Management.

Reviewing the trauma lethal triad: hypothermia, acidosis and coagulopathy
This model takes a page from unions to allow EMTs, paramedics and firefighters to provide input on their agency’s long-term vision
Implementing a new procedure for clearing C-spines requires supplementary data, buy-in from leadership and hands-on training
A guide for hiring for longevity and fit as opposed to the best technician/clinician
Embrace change, empower leaders and remove cancer are three factors to evolve an EMS agency and avoid the pitfalls of stagnation