Throughout the United States, unintentional injury continues to be a leading cause of death and disability for all age groups. Even more concerning is that hundreds of thousands of individuals are affected by injury or injury-related deaths each year. Evidence shows that effective injury prevention programs and strategies work to reduce these statistics. You ask, how do these prevention programs get to me? Good question and simple answer, by Christopher Missler RN, BSN, NREMTP. Missler is the Trauma Educator/Injury Prevention Coordinator at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center. Missler's job is to educate people both inside and outside of the hospital. This blog was created by Missler as a way of getting information out to the community quickly and to keep the public informed on areas of concern and help educate in real time. It is our hope at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, that you find the blogs interesting and informative.

About the Author

Christopher Missler RN

Christopher Missler RN

Chris is the Trauma Educator and Injury Prevention Coordinator for Fort Walton Beach Medical Center. He serves on the National Injury Prevention Committee and is the Chairperson for the Okaloosa County Injury Prevention Committee. Missler has served as the Nursing Student Class President during nursing school and in 1996, he graduated with honors. Missler graduated with his Bachelor Degree in Nursing from Jacksonville University, in 2014 and has been a Registered Nurse for the last 22 years with extensive experience in the Trauma Emergency Room and Intensive Care Unit. Using his skills, he has also become a member of the State of Florida Medical Response (SMRT) and Federal Disaster Medical Assistance (DMAT) Teams. Missler is a certified instructor in Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC), Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC), Bleeding Control Basic Course (BCON), and is a trainer in Hospital Emergency Response Training for Mass Casualty Incidents (HERT), Prevention of and Response to Suicide Bombing Incidents (PRSBI), and Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings (IRTB).