James "Jay" Gould Jr., RN, NRP

Director, CTCCE
AHA Training Center Coordinator

Email: james.gould@vcuhealth.org

Faculty Biosketch

James “Jay” Gould, Jr has been the director of the CTCCE for over 35 years and involved with EMS in the Richmond, VA area for almost 50 years. Under Jay's leadership, the CTCCE developed from a paramedic program to a comprehensive training organization that not only teaches initial EMS certification programs, but also is responsible for advanced skill training and credentials of nurses, physicians, and surgeons at VCU Health. On average, the CTCCE trains about 5,000 healthcare providers all across the healthcare continuum.

Jay has been responsible for training over 4,000 EMS providers in Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) which he promulgated in Virginia in 1985. In 1989, Jay and his team were selected by AHA to promulgate their (then) new Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) course in Virginia. Jay also holds the rare distinction of the “ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support) 100 Club” in course directing over 100 Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) courses through the CTCCE.

Jay is a life member at Tuckahoe Vol. Rescue Squad in Henrico (VA) County. Jay is an RN and has been a National Registry Paramedic for 40 years. He has received numerous regional EMS awards as a Prehospital Educator, Administrator, and for Excellence in EMS. He was the first recipient of the Rao Ivatury Award an award he cherishes. He also was a recipient of the Fred Parker Award in memory of Fred Parker who served proudly in the Henrico County Division of Fire and the CTCCE.

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