EMS Tips

Posts Outside the Service Area: Resources, Continuing Education, and HIPAA Training

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Medic Madness blogger Sean Eddy regularly shares his patient assessment tips and tools. He recently posted two great memory aids for your pocket:

Continuing Education: Prehospital Treatment  of Asthma

Jim Hoffman and Steven Kanarian presented a webinar on prehospital treatment of asthma. Watch the video and download handouts for this continuing education program.

Survey: School Emergency Management Practices

Ric Skinner asked me to share, “The purpose of this short survey is to gauge the current level of emergency management, disaster preparedness and crisis response, and identify where these programs and actions need improvement.” Find the survey, to be filled out by someone knowledgeable of school district procedures is at


Every EMS organization needs HIPPA training and to track completion of that training. The Page, Wolfberg, and Wirth HIPPA TV program is now online. Learn more HIPAA TV Online.


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.