EMS Tips

What if … are you prepared for whatever might happen next

Asking, “What if?” is a simple technique to mentally prepare for whatever might come next. One of the “what if’s” I regularly play is “What if someone on this flight has a medical emergency?” Another of my favorite what if questions is “What if I see another runner collapse during the race?”

Two Austin, Texas paramedics had an opportunity to answer that question during the New Orleans marathon. Read about their contribution to the successful resuscitation of another runner that experienced sudden cardiac arrest during the marathon.

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.