Working closely with public safety has given me better insight into the challenges these individuals face in successful completion of their mission, and of the risks they face every day on the streets. Educating public safety and medical personnel on the essentials of tactical medicine is one of the primary mission goals of our Division of Tactical Emergency Medicine. Emergency physicians are often on the front-lines here and abroad, and I make great efforts to teach our residents (and involve them directly in) tactical medical care. I strive to provide the best possible care to all-comers, both in the field and in the emergency department, and expect the same from my residents and students.
In my spare time (what little there is), I am probably relaxing at home or camping with my lovely wife Kim and our pets.
Medical School: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, 1994-1998
Residency: Wright State University School of Medicine, 1998-2001
Fellowship: Sports Medicine, Wright State University/Kettering Medical Center, 2001-2002
Selected Presentations (last 5 years)
“Self-Aid/Buddy-Aid for Law Enforcement” and “Critical Injury First Aid Instructor”, taught biannually at Ohio Peace Officers Training Academy, 2012-present
The Adventure Summit, Wright State University/Five Rivers Metroparks
Wilderness Medicine Lecture Series Coordinator, February 2020
“Exertional Heat Illness”, February 2018
“Recognizing, Preventing & Treating Environmental Conditions” & “Backcountry Medicine Q&A”, February 2016
“Law Enforcement and Medicine” Kettering Health Network Grand Rounds, Kettering Medical Center, November 2019
"Tactical EMS & Rescue Task Force" Ohio EMS Medical Directors Conference; Ohio ACEP/Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of EMS, Columbus, November 2018
“Active Threat Response: Tactical EMS Lessons for Prehospital Providers” Kettering Health Network 2016 EMS Symposium, Kettering, September 2016
“Preparing for a Mass Casualty: Best Practices”, Ohio Athletic Trainers Association Annual Meeting, Columbus, Ohio May 2018
Daniels D, Springer B. “Firearms Instructor Range Medical Practicals”, International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors 36th Annual Training Conference, Mobile, Alabama, May 2016
“Shoot or Don’t Shoot? An Introduction to Tactical EMS” Kettering Health Network 2015 EMS Symposium at Ft. Hamilton Hospital, April 2015
My interests include athletic injuries in tactical operations, health maintenance for EMS and peace officers, sports medicine education for residents and emergency physicians, tactical emergency medicine education for residents, self-defense skills for residents.
USMC Reserve, 1988-1994
Deployment, Southwest Asia 1990-1991, 7th Engineers, 1st Marine Division
Honorable Discharge, Sergeant, 1996
Director, Division of Tactical Emergency Medicine, WSU Department of Emergency Medicine
Tactical Medicine Director, Ohio Tactical Officers Association
Adjunct Instructor, Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy
Medical Director, Kettering Fire Department
Police Officer, Grandview Medical Center Police Department
Selected Publications (last 5 years)
Robinson F, Feufel M, Shalin V, Steele-Johnson D, Springer B (2020) “Rational Adaptation: Contextual Effects in Medical Decision Making” Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making, February; 14(2):112-131.
Joyce S, Grow R, Brenneman JL, Springer B (2020) “EMS, Tactical Remote Assessment and Surrogate Care” in StatPearls. StatPearls Publishing, Treasure Island.
Springer B, Brooks A (2019). “Sports-Related Concussion” Emergency Medicine Reports, September; 40(18):205-218.
Springer B, Hanson T, Clouse B, Smith C (2019) “Tactical Emergency Medicine in the Context of a Community-Based Emergency Residency Program: A Five-Year Analysis” poster presentation, Special Operations Medical Association Scientific Assembly, May.
Springer B, Brown J (2019). “Intimate Partner Violence” Trauma Reports, March/April; 20(2):1-12.
Wightman J, Springer B, Pickett J (2018). “Blast Injury Management for Operators and TEMS Providers” The Tactical Edge, Fall; 36(4):74-78.
Springer B, Krysiak A (2018). “Subarachnoid Hemorrhage and Intracerebral Hemorrhage” Emergency Medicine Reports, September; 39(18):213-226.
Springer B, Pennington B (2017). “Joint Arthrocentesis in the Emergency Department” Emergency Medicine Reports, October; 38(19):217-231.
Springer B, Verbillion M (2017). “Tactical Emergency Medicine” Trauma Reports, March/April; 18(2):1-12.
Springer B (2016). “Exertional Heat Illness” in Waterbrook A (Ed.) Sports Medicine for the Emergency Physician: A Practical Handbook, Cambridge University Press.
Springer B, Gabler M (2016). “Hyponatremia in the Emergency Department” Emergency Medicine Reports, January; 37(2):13-24.
Springer B, Witte D (2015). “Acute Shoulder Injury” Emergency Medicine Reports, April; 36(8):85-96.
Fellow, American College of Emergency Physicians
Letter of Appreciation for Emergency Medical Responder Training, Federal Bureau of Investigation School of Operational Medicine, CIRG-Tactical Section, April 2018
Letter of Appreciation for Exceptional Service in the Public Interest, Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James B. Comey, August 2014
Letter of Recognition for Service, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Cincinnati Division, Special Weapons and Tactics Team, July 2014
Commander’s Award, Ohio Basic Peace Officer Training Curriculum, Class BAS 13-087, February 2014
Academic Award, Ohio Basic Peace Officer Training Curriculum, Class BAS 13-087, February 2014
Letter of Recognition for Service, Ohio State Highway Patrol Superintendent Colonel John Born, July 2013
Heroes for Andy, The Andy Nowacki Foundation, Inc., April 2011
Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission Citizen’s Service Award, October 2010