"Work with physiology, not against it."
- McSwain Rules for Patient Care

Will Chapleau

Will Chapleau, Paramedic, RN, TNS

 McSwain Charitable Trust – Trustee / Chairman of the Board – McSwain Trauma Education Project

Will Chapleau is a founding partner of the International PreHospital Medicine Institute. 

Will Chapleau is a founding partner of the International PreHospital Medicine Institute. He has been a Paramedic since 1976, graduated nursing school in 1989 from Prairie State College and worked as a Trauma Nurse Specialist for 33 years. His career began in 1975 with the Chicago Heights Fire Department, the last 6 of which, as Chief of the department. For 15 years he was an educator in the Good Samaritan Hospital EMS System in Downers Grove, Ill., and at St. James Hospital and Prairie State College in Chicago Heights. In April of 2020, he retired from the American College of Surgeons (ACS) where served as the Director of Performance Improvement (8 years), previously managing Trauma training programs for the ACS-Committee on Trauma (6 years).

Mr. Chapleau served as the Chair of the Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) Executive Committee of the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) for nearly 20 years. He also served on the NAEMT Board of Directors, the boards for the National Association of EMS Educators, the Society of Trauma Nurses, chaired a task force for the National Association of EMS Physicians and a frequent contributor to the Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS), EMS World Magazine and Fire Apparatus Magazine. He has published in the Journal of Trauma and Critical Care, the Journal of Emergency Medicine and served on the editorial board of EMS World Magazine. Will has written and edited eight pre-hospital care textbooks, published in four languages, taught prehospital care and lectured in conferences in over 60 countries.