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Make Alexa your Ambulance Partner

On a whim – which I rarely have – I purchased the Amazon Echo device through a Prime member pre-purchase offer. I have been enamored with Alexa ever since setting up the device in my kitchen and regularly imagine Alexa (or Google or Siri) as an ambulance partner. Those day dreams, along with everyday use […]

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Participant Comment from Colorado EMS Educator Symposium

My favorite from presentation on Handheld Wizardry: smartphones in education… “Students are using technology whether it is appreciated or not, so nice to hear of ways to use to instructor’s advantage.” Presentation slides and notes.

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Colorado EMS Educator Symposium: Slides and Notes

At the 2014 Colorado EMS Educator Symposium I presented Hanheld Wizardry and Cheating in EMS education during two concurrent sessions. View the symposium brochure. Handheld Wizardry  Integrating Smartphones and Tablet Devices into EMS Education Presented to Colorado EMS Educator Symposium from Greg Friese Smartphone Apps recommended by Everyday EMS Tips readers. Documents and webpages mentioned in this […]

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EMS Educators: Our Favorite Apps

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 […]

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NAEMSE 2013: Slides and Handouts

NAEMSE Symposium presentations. August 10, 2013. Washington DC. Handheld Wizardy: Integrating Smartphones and Tablets into EMS Education Integrating Smartphones Into EMS Education from Greg Friese PDF of handout Distraction is Deadly: Understanding and Mitigating its Impact Distraction is Deadly in EMS Education, Driving, and Patient Care from Greg Friese PDF of handout  

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Press Release: EMS Tracker App Saves Minutes and Miles for Emergency Responders

For emergency response personnel, every moment counts. But while first responders count their success in lives saved, they must count their paychecks in time and mileage logs. When the lights are flashing and lives are on the line, it’s not always easy to make the most accurate notes. These heroes must save lives and make […]

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Download the 2012 Emergency Response Guidebook Smartphone Apps

ERG 2012 for iPhone ERG 2012 for Android App Description: PHMSA (U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration)’s 2012 Emergency Response Guidebook provides first responders with a go-to resource to help deal with hazmat accidents during the critical first 30 minutes. Have you used an ERG app during an actual incident?  Could […]

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MEDRILLS – App Giveaway – EMS Skill Instruction Apps for Tablets and Smartphones

MEDRILLS has a rich collection of smartphone and tablet apps for learning and virtual practice of EMT and paramedic skills. In the comments share which app you would like to have most (if you want to add a “why” … even better). On Friday, January 4, at 07o0 CT I will randomly choose 3 winners […]

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Reader Smartphone App Recommendations

An Everyday EMS Tips reader shared that these were a few of his favorite apps: Pill Identifier by drugs.com EMS BLS guide by Informed MEDSCAPE MedWords OSHA Heat Safety Tool Other apps that have been brought to my attention Emergency Response Guide 2012 NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards Paramedic Protocol Provider Additional apps recommended […]

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App Review: Cricothyroidotomy from MEDRILLS

The Cricothyroidotomy app from MEDRILLS, available from the Apple AppStore and Google Play, is an interactive training program for learning and practicing a cricothyroidotomy. In the instruction mode a narrator reviews the process, from start to finish, including indications, equipment, landmark location, incisions, airway placement, and complications. Throughout the instruction mode animations illustrate key points. In […]