Jeffrey Hensley – Background

Jeff Hensley is a former clinical instructor in the special forces medic program, paramedic, and Anesthetist. He began his medical career while in the US Army Active/Reserves (1989-1999). He cross-trained as a Special Operations medic after training as a Special Forces Communications Sergeant. He also served as a clinical instructor / supervisor for the US Army Special Operations Medic Program training Army Special Forces, Navy SEAL Corpsmen, and Air Force Pararescue.

After leaving the Army, Jeff worked as a paramedic and flight paramedic while obtaining his RN/BSN. He then worked as an RN while obtaining his Masters of Nurse Anesthesia at Texas Christian University.

Jeff is a father, husband, Christian, and currently practicing CRNA (certified registered nurse anesthetist), practicing general, regional, obstetric, pediatric, neuro, orthopedic, trauma, and burn anesthesia at HillCrest Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Work experience:

  • US Army Special Operation Medical Sergeant / Clinical Instructor
  • EMT-Paramedic high volume 911 response
  • Flight Paramedic fixed and rotor wing operations
  • RN ER, ICU, Cardiac ICU, Trauma ICU, Pediatric ICU, PACU
  • CRNA general, regional, obstetric, pediatric, neuro, orthopedic, trauma, and burn anesthesia

Teaching experience:

  • US Army Special Operations Medic Program Clinical Instructor
  • Paramedic Field Training Officer
  • Air Crew Survival Program
  • Basic & Advanced Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun Instructor
  • US Parachute Assoc Jumpmaster, Instructor / Tandem Instructor
  • Clinical Preceptor for anesthesia residents
  • Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia and Vascular Access
  • Catastrophic / Emergency Airway Management
  • Tactical Emergency Medical Care
  • Emergency Medical Care in Austere Conditions

Licenses and Certifications:

  • CRNA certified registered nurse anesthetist
  • RN registered nurse
  • CCRN critical care registered nurse
  • CATN course for advanced trauma nursing
  • TNCC trauma nurse core curriculum
  • ENPC emergency nurse pediatric course
  • NRP neonatal resuscitation program
  • NREMT-P nationally registered paramedic
  • CF-P certified flight paramedic
  • CCEMT-P critical care paramedic
  • BCLS Instructor basic cardiac life support
  • ACLS Instructor advanced cardiac life support
  • AMLS advanced medical life support
  • PALS Instructor pediatric advance life support
  • BTLS Instructor basic trauma life support
  • PHTLS pre hospital trauma life support
  • ATLS advanced trauma life support
  • ABLS advanced burn life support
  • TCCC tactical combat casualty care