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Alternate Posting Location: Celebrate EMS Week Year-Round

On Episode 406 of the MedicCast I join Jamie Davis and Dave Konig to discuss the pending effort of the American College of Emergency Physicians to make EMS week a year-round awareness campaign. Listen to our conversation on the MedicCast page.

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Book Reviews

Book Review: Official Guide to Blogging for EMS

The  by Dave Konig lays out the practical steps to beginning as a blogger in emergency medical services (or any healthcare topic) and answers many common questions asked by new bloggers. In the Kindle ebook Dave explains blogging platforms, the importance of blogger identity, types of posts and media content, and wisely guides readers through […]

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News and Events

EMS Web Summit Speakers | Today, May 17, 2012

Today is the long awaited and first ever EMS Web Summit, an online conference for EMS professionals. The line-up of speakers is outstanding and as good as you would find at any big regional or national EMS conference. Check out this line-up and then go register, it’s not too late. 1000-1015am – Jim Hoffman will […]

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Social Media Tips

Social Media and Emergency Responder Organizations

I have been reading some great content about social media and emergency responder organizations. Social Media Discipline During Firefighter Injury or Line of Duty Death Many of us share the highs and lows of life through Facebook. Last week after making phone calls and private emails to my closest friends and family I shared on […]

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EMS Tips

Posts Outside the Service Area: Someone Always Knows

I am convinced that in the workplace any incident of wrong doing – cheating, stealing, etc. – is always witnessed or realized by a co-worker. The part I have never understood is the lengths individuals will go to either pretend what they know is happening is not happening or protect someone that is clearly violating […]

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EMS Tips

Using Social Media at EMS World Expo #EMSWorldExpo

Dave Konig, the Social Medic, has written a great article about using Social Media tools and networks to prepare for and make the most of social media tools at EMS World Expo. I have one contrary comment – Put your #$%@! phone back in your pocket and talk to people. You just traveled across the […]

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EMS Tips

Hot Summer Posts from Outside the Service Area

July has been a hot one for me. First a week of blazing heat and humidity in Central Wisconsin and then a week of constant heat and humidity in Miami. Here are some of my favorite posts from outside the service area: This MSNBC.com article about a PICU nurse that committed suicide a few months […]

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EMS Tips

The Good Samaritan – the original EMT

Last Sunday David Konig wrote a nice post about the Good Samaritan – The Biblical Days of EMS. I took this photo during my 2005 visit to Israel on a day spent sightseeing. This was a chapel on the road between Jerusalem and the Dead Sea. I was told it was the location where the Good Samaritan […]

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EMS Tips

If I were Governor of Wisconsin #ifiwereGovofWi

David Konig has been schooling me in the ways and uses of “Internet Memes” and with some basic understanding I gave it a go with the Twitter Meme #ifiwereGovofWi (If I were Governor of Wisconsin). You could adapt this Twitter Meme for your own state by replace “WI” with your own state (you probably didn’t […]

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News and Events

Posts Outside the Service Area: Expo, EMS Blogs.com, and Is this an Emergency

Summer is zipping away, faster than I realized. As daylight grows shorter I find myself catching up on my blog reading and writing posts here and other places. Robert G. Nixon EMS Scholarship Award Winner Congratulations to @JustMyBlog, winner of one of the 2010 Robert G. Nixon scholarships. She will be traveling to EMS Expo […]