EMS Tips

Posts Outside the Service Area: Lists, Degrees, and Podcasts,

Lists, Lists, and Lists
Lists are a tool for bloggers to attract traffic. I use them all the time. Lists of websites, lists of tips, and lists of resources. Here are a few lists I found recently:

  • 10 Extremely Useful On-Line EMS resources from Medic Madness. Sean Eddy’s Medic Madness blog is one of my favorites. His regular feature about celebrity paramedics is humorous and will soon be a monthly column. Even better are his insights into clinical and operational issues. His post on a pediatric patient choking on a balloon is a must read – Why My Daughter Doesn’t Play with Balloons.
  • Top 43 EMT Blogs. I am a big fan of prime numbers so this list resonates with me. Only way to make it better would be 47 Top EMT Blogs. Using a search and ranking scheme that is not entirely clear to me this blog lists 43 EMS Websites. Blogger tip – inbound and outbound links are useful for search engine ranking or so I am told.

Jamie Davis, the Pod Medic, is now regularly distributing video content via MedicCast.TV. Jamie says “Episodes come out every Friday and are short, fun and to the point!” You can also find MedicCast.TV on iTunes.

EMS Office Hours
Jim Hoffman, the EMS Professional, hosts the EMS Office Hours podcast every Wednesday evening at 1800 CST. Each week he discusses EMS news, issues, and events. Plus callers can call in and ask questions and join the live discussion. Join Jim this week for a conversation with him and other EMS professionals.

Tips for MCI Response

Blogger MedicSK has written a great post about MCI response preparation. I really like his idea for a “What if, Right now” jar. Read that tip and the rest at his post at the Big One.

Graduate Degrees: Are they Worth it in EMS?
Excellent article from the June 2010 issue of EMS Magazine about different types of graduate degrees and the value of an advanced education for EMS professionals. Someday soon I will write about my own experience in graduate school.

EMS Newbie Podcast
I just found this podcast that features EMT student, the newbie, talking about EMS and EMT training with Kelly Grayson, the ambulance driver. I like the premise of this show and the back and forth conversation is fun. Listen to the EMS Newbie podcast.

// Alameda County EMS Podcast

Just found this new podcast from Alameda County EMS. You can find the first two episodes from host, Josh English, as he interviews Mike Taigman in a four part series about ethics in EMS.

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.