Social Media Tips

Posts Outside the Service Area: The Changing of the Seasons Edition

Each month I try to collect/curate articles of interest to me that you might find interesting as well. Enjoy reading. I am outside playing in a leaf pile.

Early in the month, fresh off an outstanding EMS World Expo, Dave Konig shared the Ultimate Social Media Protocol by riffing off the ultimate EMS protocol written by Steve Whitehead. Speaking of social media I was also reminded that the advice I wrote in this September 2009 article, Social Media in EMS, is still timely and relevant.

DC EMS was on Twitter, off Twitter, and back on Twitter this month. Another article from Dave Konig about @DCFIREEMS.

The first edition of the new online magazine, Interventions, was published this month. The team at the First Responders Network has put together an excellent package of interesting and relevant content to EMS professionals. Tip of the hat!

Too Old to Work, Too Young to Retire lets the twenty somethings know where he stands. If he is talking about you it is time to shape up and start earning the respect of your elders.

Did you catch this FDA Med Watch bulletin about Zofran? Do you think it will impact Zofran usage in EMS for patients with nausea and vomiting?

I get so tired of making decisions that I have a dream of a restaurant where I walk through the door and they say, “Please be seated. We will bring you good food that you will like eating.” Decision making fatigue is a very real thing that leads to errors in healthcare. Brandon Otto has written a nice introduction, Decision Fatigue and Good Habits.

I have been using and loving Dropbox ever since Chris Cannon explained how he fell in love with the cloud. UnwiredMedic, Chris Matthews, introduces us to a new file sharing service called Minus.

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.