About Us

Lee Richardson

Courses Regularly Taught  

  • EMS 110 Foundations of Paramedic Practice I
  • EMS 131 Trauma Emergencies and Management
  • EMS 161 EMS Operations
  • EMS 113 Clinical I
  • EMS 114 Field Practicum I
  • EMS 133 Clinical II
  • EMS 134 Field Practicum II
  • EMS 163 Clinical III
  • EMS 164 Field Practicum III
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  • Advanced Medical Life Support
  • Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support


  • AAS in EMS (1996) Angelina College
  • BS in Emergency Health Sciences (in progress) UTHSCSA

Advice to Students

"Lead by example."

Clinical History

  • 30 years of public safety experience

Research Interests and Professional Projects

  • Tactical EMS
  • Injury Prevention
  • EMS Research

Recent Publications

  • Currently developing an text and course for the care of burn patients
  • Authored 3 chapters in the text Critical Care Paramedic text by Dr. Bryan Bledsoe, DO
  • Presented a lecture at the Iowa state conference for radiologists on pre-hospital ultrasound

Professional Memberships

  • National Association of EMT's (NAEMT)
  • National Association of Tactical Officers (NTOA)
  • Iowa EMS Association (IEMSA)
  • Central Iowa EMS Association (CIEMSD)
  • International Association of Flight and Critical Care Paramedics (IAFCCP)

Community Service Involvement

  • Routinely give community CPR classes
  • Habitat for Humanity Marion County
  • Knoxville FFA
  • Knoxville Fire Department

Personal History

I have 3 wonderful children, Walter (22), Jordan (17), Philip (15).

Quick Info

Lee Richardson

Lee Richardson, CMO, NREMT-P, PS, CCEMT-P
Associate Instructor, Emergency Medical Services
(515) 643-7496

Office Location

Crocker Building, Room 105

Office Location
Mon - Fri, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Mailing Address
Mercy College of Health Sciences
928 6th Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309-1239