Make Alexa your Ambulance Partner

On a whim – which I rarely have – I purchased the Amazon Echo device through a Prime member pre-purchase offer. I have been enamored with Alexa ever since setting up the device in my kitchen and regularly imagine Alexa (or Google or Siri) as an ambulance partner.

Those day dreams, along with everyday use of the Amazon Echo in my kitchen and the Amazon Echo Dot in my office came together in this article for the Spring 2017 Paramedic Chief Digital edition. (Yes, I think the potential for the Amazon Echo Show to be a device for every patient with a chronic illness and every ambulance)

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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.