EMS Tips

Posts Outside the Service Area: the End of Summer

Great Stuff Cooking in EMS

In the last two years the attention to safety from field providers to policy makers has increased exponentially. The Podmedic, Jamie Davis, and Carissa O’brien provided excellent video blogging coverage of the EMS Culture of Safety Conference.

The Unwired Medic explains why ePocrates is the best app he has ever owned.

How do you protect your phone from exposure to blood and other potentially infectious material when you are using an app like ePocrates? The Droid Medic, Sean Eddy, offers up his simple solution.

Grant LifeLink posted a set of photos to Flickr from a paramedic refresher class. I have long advocated for EMS education programs to use photo sharing sites for education and program promotion so I was glad to see this effort.

Wilderness Medical Associates summarizes the key points about the utility and efficacy of traction splints in the wilderness context. and both ran stories on Autism awareness tips for Firefighters and EMS professionals this month. This is a topic that has also been covered at and this post of 10 tips is one of the most viewed posts month in and month out.

Finally, thanks to Steve Whitehead for featuring on He sums up my efforts well when he describes this blog as a “potpourri bowl of EMS information.”

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.