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EMSEduCast: A look back to season 1

EMSEduCast – the podcast by and for EMS Educators – has now recorded more than 100 episodes. Recently I was looking back at our first season of 29 episodes. These episodes, still available at and iTunes, are full of resources, teaching ideas, and insightful discussions of important EMS education issues. Looking back on season 1 these were three of my favorites:

Episode 27: How to Improve Survival from Sudden Cardiac Arrest.Dr. Mickey Eisenberg, medical director of King County EMS, discusses the role of educators in improving survival from sudden cardiac arrest. Dr. Eisenberg is author of the excellent book Resuscitate!: How Your Community Can Improve Survival from Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Episode 29: EMS Academy for Low Income Youth. David Page explains the efforts of St. Paul Fire Department and Inver Hills Community College to deliver EMT training to 25 low income youth in St. Paul as part of job training program. It is a great story of passion and compassion.

Episode 9: We are all Paramedics. Co-host Rob Theriault outlines the Canadian system for paramedic education. There are not EMTs in Canada – only paramedics. The system is sensible and elevates paramedics as a professional equal to police officers and firefighters.

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.