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How to Write an April Fool’s Day Parody Post

One of my favorite articles to write is my annual contribution to the EMS1.com April Fool’s Day edition. I enjoy the chance to stretch my creative brain. Two of my past efforts: April 1, 2009: Stethoscope Calibration April 1, 2012: Prepare for the Looming Oxygen Shortage How To: When I prepare an April Fool’s Day […]

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Talon Rescue: Fundable Campaign

Talon Rescue, makers of the TRECK+, has launched a fundable campaign for their next generation of product innovation. Check out their campaign and consider becoming a backer. From the profile page: “The TRECK was recognized two years in a row by JEMS (#1 emergency medical media source) as one of the most innovative new products. […]

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Video: Paramedic Featured on Fitting Room TV

Short video aimed at high school students exploring careers choices about being a paramedic. I am always looking for how we tell our story to others. What does EMS do? What value does it provide communities? How is it a personally rewarding career. Thanks Fitting Room TV for featuring paramedics.

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Video: Emergency Department Gangnam Style

The wonderful combination of viral video, free time, and self-expression have no boundaries. From New Zealand, I give you ED Gangnam Style:

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Tools and Apps for EMS Podcasting

I co-host the EMSEduCast – the podcast by and for EMS Educators – and host the Medical Author Chat podcast. Through several years of podcasting the tools I use have remained essential unchanged. Domestic and International Voice Calls – Skype Call Recording – Call Burner for Skype Audio Editing Software – Audactiy and Levelator Audio […]

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Reader Smartphone App Recommendations

An Everyday EMS Tips reader shared that these were a few of his favorite apps: Pill Identifier by drugs.com EMS BLS guide by Informed MEDSCAPE MedWords OSHA Heat Safety Tool Other apps that have been brought to my attention Emergency Response Guide 2012 NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards Paramedic Protocol Provider Additional apps recommended […]

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Podcast Idea: NIOSH Fatality Investigation Report Discussion and Analysis

Update: I wrote and scheduled this post before this morning’s news of an aeromedical crash in Rockford, Illinois that killed the pilot and two flight nurses on board. Read about that incident at EMS1.com. Podcast Idea A firefighter, a company officer, and a fire chief walk into a room … kidding. I have an idea […]

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Alternate Posting Location: Social media use – rules and regulations for EMS

Notes and follow-up of the co-presentation,┬áSocial media use: Rules and regulations for EMS, I did with Chief Kirkwood at EMS World Expo 2012 in this recent EMS1.com column. Other EMS1.com columns on social media topics: Memo: social media training for the paramedic class of 2013 Use social media to make the most of EMS World […]

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LinkedIn Endorsement Notifications – Turn Them Off!

I welcome and appreciate your invitations to connect on LinkedIn. If you have a mention of EMS, education, elearning, or healthcare in your profile I will almost always accept your invitation. I also appreciate the professional skills that many of my LinkedIn connections have endorsed me as having. This new feature has led to a […]

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EMS World Expo: Post Conference Part 1 #EMSWorldExpo

My desk is littered with the detritus of EMS World Expo – business cards, receipts, candy wrappers, click pens, brochures, schwag, and handwritten notes. I am working to organize everything and will be posting some follow-up articles. Meanwhile one of the participants in the Integrating Smartphones into EMS Education captured and created the below video. […]