Dr. Jerge is dual board-certified in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care. She has a strong passion for trauma and critical care. Her interests within the field are prehospital outreach and education, disaster preparedness, injury prevention, tactical medicine and hemorrhage control. She is an instructor in ATLS and Tactical Combat Casualty Care. She is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the Eastern Association for Surgery in Trauma, the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians and the International Public Safety Association.
Having a passion for the prehospital environment, she spends as much time as possible advocating for prehospital personnel and greatly enjoys working with law enforcement and fire/EMS on prehospital trauma care and hemorrhage control. She was trained by military surgeons, became certified in TCCC, and served as a tactical medical provider for a SWAT team in Arizona. While in IL, she provided basic tactical medical training to ~ 400 law enforcement officers throughout the region. In addition to being on the Board of Directors, she also serves on the IPSA TEMS Committee. She attends SOMSA every year and eagerly follows the published medical data in the tactical medical field.