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Funny PSA's: Do they work?

Are Public Service Announcements (PSA’s), like this new disco theme combined with Hangover supporting cast member Dr. Ken Jeong, effective?

Or do they only provide some entertainment to those of this on the inside?

I have seen this video shared by dozens of Facebook and Twitter friends, but they are all EMS professionals. I have yet to see this video shared by any of my non-EMS friends. Have you?

It is a great message with an innovative spin on the delivery, but I need to be convinced that humorous PSA’s can push the needle on rates of bystander CPR.

Finally, how can I get cast in a PSA?

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.