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Priority Posts from Outside the Service Area

I overheard some priority traffic from other EMS bloggers and education programs that I wanted to share with Everyday EMS Tips readers.

Blog Posts

1. Sean from Medic Madness in a post titled “Consider Yourself Lucky”┬áreminds all of us that are able to work and have work to be grateful and not take our situation for granted. Paramedic shortages and over-supply are highly local. If you are looking for paramedic work how far are you willing to travel or move for a job? Are signing bonuses disappearing as employers delay filling open positions?

2. Tom from the Prehospital 12-Lead ECG blog wrote an excellent recap of his first day at the EMS Today conference. His post is interesting recap of the highs and lows of his first day. It is also a good example of an Event Review post. If you attend an EMS training or event and would like to write a review for publication at just send me an email or connect with me on Twitter or Facebook to discuss your idea.

YouTube Video

The Conemaugh School of EMS published this video on their Paramedic Program Facebook Fan page about the effect of nail polish on the readings of four different pulse oximeters. This video challenges conventional wisdom about the impact of nail polish. I was not surprised by the results. Are you?

This video is also an excellent example of how educators can enhance a classroom activity with social media.

Finally, I feel like I have seen another EMS Blogger or publication use the title “Priority Traffic” or “Priority Posts” but I can’t specifically remember. If it is your blog let me know so I can give you credit and come up with something clever on my own. If I am just imagining that I have read this before then I am glad to end the first week of March with a clever idea.

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.