EMS Education Tips

Alternate Posting Locations: War Stories or Field Anecdotes

As an educator or training officer do you use war stories or field anecdotes? How do you use them and more importantly how do you know they add value to the student’s experience?

As a student do you enjoy war stories? Do they enrich or distract from learning core principles?

In my February tip column, CPR Class Instruction: 5 Ways to Make it Great, I discuss the role of war stories in CPR class as well as other tips to run an effective course.

On Episode 130 of the EMSEducast, the podcast by and for EMS educators, we respond to a listener question about war stories and running effective skill instruction labs.

By Greg Friese

Greg Friese, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is an author, educator, paramedic, and marathon runner.

Greg was the co-host of the award winning EMSEduCast podcast, the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Greg has written for,, Wilderness Medical Associates, JEMS Magazine, and EMS World Magazine, and the NAEMSE Educator Newsletter.