Becky Abell

Assistant Professor

Becky Abell

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Emergency Medicine

Bio

Grew up in South Carolina, obtained her MD from MUSC, served in the US Army, returned back to academics to complete an EMS fellowship, and works now in Augusta GA. Mother to two children ages 20 and 13.

  • (706) 721-1005

Education

  • MD, Medicine Medical University of South Ca, 2007

  • BS, Biology/Biological Sciences, G Coastal Carolina University, 2003

Certifications

  • Stop The Bleed Instructor American College of Surgeons, 2018

  • Emergency Vehicle Operating Course Department of Transportation, 2016

  • Wilderness EMS Medical Director WMS, 2014

  • Wilderness First Responder WMS, 2014

  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Instructor 2014

  • Wilderness Medicine Instructor Certification WMS, 2011

  • Outworld Medical Rescue Services Wilderness Medicine Instructor WMS, 2011

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Provider 2010

  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) 2010

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) 2007

  • Diplomat of the American Board of Emergency Medicine American Board of Emergency Medicine, 2011

  • PHY Georgia Composite Medical Brd, 2013

  • Advanced Wilderness Life Support Wilderness Medicine Society, 2015

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Instructor 2011

  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Instructor 2011

  • Jungle Survival Course completion and certification WMS, 2009

  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) 2010

  • Wilderness Expedition Medicine for Professionals WMS, 2009

  • PCR in Vector Surveillance Certification 2009

Awards & Honors

  • GCEP Fellowship GCEP, 2019

  • Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians ACEP, 2017

  • Commendation from the Governor 2017

  • Senate Resolution 389 Georgia Senate, 2017

  • Army Commendation Medal Army, 2014

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • REMD 5000

    Emergency Medicine
  • EMED 5001

    Emergency Medicine Clkship
  • EMED 5085

    Freshmen Emergency Medicine

Teaching Interests

Mobile Integrated Health EMS Mass Sheltering and Disaster Response Rural Medicine Wilderness Medicine

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Epinephrine Administration: Scope of Practice Change for Emergency Medical Technicians in Augusta, Georgia, 2018
    Material Regarding New Courses/Curricula
  • Epinephrine Administration: Scope of Practice Change for Emergency Medical Technicians in Georgia, 2018
    Other
  • Rapid Sequence Intubation by HEMS Paramedics in Georgia, 2018
    Other
  • A Pilot Study to Assess the Accuracy of Portable Ultrasonography to Diagnose Acute Fractures by Emergency Medical Residents in the Emergency Department. , 2010
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • A Procedure for Soft Tissue Foreign Body Removal under Real-Time Ultrasound Guidance, 2007
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Mass Sheltering during hurricaine disaster response Mobile Integrated Health Check and inject Epinephrine use by EMT's

Department Service

  • ACS Trauma Steering Subcommittee 2017 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Decontamination Subcommittee 2017 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • EMSMDAC 2016 - Present

    Role: Attendee, Meeting
  • Region 6 EMS Council 2016 - Present

    Role: Attendee, Meeting
  • SWAT Team 2016 - Present

    Role: Other

University Service

  • Regin G Coalition (Regional Coordinating Hospitals) 2017 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Hospital Emergency Preparedness Committee 2016 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Vigilant National Guard 2017 - 2017

    Role: Administrative Assignment, Other

Professional Service

  • GCEP 2019 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Emergency Medical Services Medical Director Advisory Council 2018 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Trauma Designation/ACS Hospital credentialing committee 2018 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Cardiac Kitchen Cabinet 2018 - Present

    Role: Member
  • Emergency Medical Services Medical Director Advisory Council 2016 - 2018

    Role: Attendee, Meeting

Public Service

  • Commissioners Breakfast 2017 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Hurricaine Irma Shelter 2017 - 2017

    Role: Other
  • Hurricaine Matthew Shelter 2016 - 2016

    Role: Other