Meet Critical Care Transport Faculty

Patricia Spurr, EdD, MSN, CNE, FRE

Director, Critical Care Transport; Professor

Patty Spurr headshotDr. Spurr received a Doctor of Education from the University of Louisville. With over 40 plus years in nursing, she has held multiple positions in clinical nursing, corporate nursing, higher education, and state government. Dr. Spurr is active professionally holding membership in the American Nurses Association, National League for Nursing, and Sigma Theta Tau. In 2019, she was elected Vice President of the Kentucky Nurses Association. She has been a certified nurse educator through the National League for Nursing since its inception in 2005. Dr. Spurr is proud to be the only nurse in Kentucky to hold the designation as a NCSBN Fellow of Regulatory Excellence. She has held multiple roles at Spalding serving as the Associate Dean in the College of Health and Natural Science, BSN Director, Director of the RN to BSN Online Program, the Director of the Bachelor of Science in Health Science and the Director of the Critical Care Transport Certificate. Dr. Spurr is a tenured professor.


Critical Care Transport; Professor

Ashley BauerAshley Bauer is the co-founder and author and educator and Vice President of Business Operations for FlightBridgeED. She holds a Master of Science in Nursing and currently works in the emergency department as an advanced practice registered nurse. She also holds a Master of Business Administration. She began her career in the emergency/HEMS industry 16 years ago as an ER nurse, then transitioned to a flight nurse, and currently as a nurse practitioner.

Eric Bauer, MBA, FP-C, CCP-C, C-NPT, Paramedic

Critical Care Transport; Professor

Eric BauerEric Bauer is the President of FlightBridgeED.  Eric has worked in the EMS field for 29 years with the past 18 years spent in the HEMS industry. Eric is an internationally recognized best selling author, speaker and educator and holds a Bachelors Degree in Business - Health Care Administration and a Masters of Business Administration - MBA. He has spoken on many critical care topics as an educator and has authored and published 193 critical care podcasts related to the pre-hospital critical care industry, with over 1 million downloads a year.  Eric was awarded the 2017 EMSWORLD Innovation Award for his Ventilator Management: A Pre-hospital Perspective book and Ventilator Management Course and is the recipient of the 2018 John Jordan Award for Excellence in Transport Medicine Journalism by the Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association - ASTNA.