In preparation for the Pinnacle EMS 2016 conference I wrote this article: How to use Facebook to announce an EMS LODD A LODD is unpredictable, but like any other low-frequency, high-consequence incidents, pre-planning is critical to how your department will communicate with personnel and to the public. My ideas on using Facebook for LODD notification are […]
When any of these phrases lead a Facebook post, Facebook comment or blog post comment, or verbal argument I tune out. Wake up America Wake up people Think about it This didn’t happen when we were kids Sheeple What other lame rhetorical phrases cause you to tune out, turn off or, turn away?
EMS Week 5K and 10K #EMSVRC
Join me for an EMS Week 5K or 10K virtual run. The organizers promise “A portion of each registration will go to support the National EMS Memorial Foundation.” Registration is open up to EMS Week, but if you register by April 24 you will get a shirt in time for race week. When you register […]
What if this were your patient?
One of my favorite training activities is to ask, “What if…” What happened: The son of an elderly dementia patient posted his disappointment to Facebook about the poor packaging for his father and lack of communication he received about his father’s discharge from a skilled nursing facility. Two images posted by Ross Leonardo show his father […]
Last week I imagined a rainbow brightened and unicorn laden future for EMS funded by the enormous Powerball jackpot. $600 million became $700 million which became $800 million and by the time the numbers were drawn Saturday night $900 million was at stake. The Ambulance Driver (aka Kelly Grayson) has proposed an alternative spending plan for […]
On Facebook a friend asked, “Are there any precautions an EMT can take in the event that their patient turns on them?” And shared this link: CNN reporter bit 2 EMTs while in drunken rage No Such Thing as a Violent Patient A patient that turns violent is no longer a patient, even if intoxicated. […]
At the 2014 Teaching and Learning Conference for EMS Educators I presented Distraction is Deadly and Cheating in EMS education during two concurrent sessions. (MN EMS Educators Facebook Page) Distraction is Deadly Distraction is Deadly: Presentation to MN EMS Teaching and Learning Conference April 2014 from Greg Friese Cheating in EMS Education Is It Cheating […]
During my NAEMSE Symposium presentation, Handheld Wizardary, I asked attendees to share their favorite apps. I asked this question by text/email message using Remind101.com. Many attendees replied to me with their favorite smartphone apps. Action Movie FX Chrome Browser Dropbox Epocrates Facebook Google Translate Instagram NAEMSE Symposium Guidebook Paramedic Protocol Provider Pepid Pocket RX Safe […]
Quick Question: Are you an Organ Donor?
Last month I asked e-newsletter subscribers, “Are you an organ donor?“ How to Become an Organ Donor – find out how! The responses I received were overwhelmingly positive. A few of the responses: “Yes I am and so is my wife. As an aside my mom donated a kidney to her sister 14 years ago!! […]
Summer … so much to do and not enough daylight (have you noticed the days are already getting shorter). I am going to take a break from blogging for the rest of the month. Like all of you I have lots going on: Family vacation and books to read Special events like kid soccer tournaments […]