Greg Friese, Editor-in-Chief
Greg Friese, MS, NRP, is Editor-in-Chief of EMS1.com. Greg has a bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a master's degree from the University of Idaho. He is an educator, author, national registry paramedic since 2005, and a long-distance runner. Greg is a three-time Jesse H. Neal award winner, the most prestigious award in specialized journalism, and 2018 Eddie Award winner for best Column/Blog. Ask questions or submit article ideas to Greg by emailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Fireworks safety and injury prevention–
While July 4th is always a time of fun, friends, and family, it is also a time of preventable fireworks-related injuries.
Timeless pain management tips–
All EMS providers can still learn something about patient care from their mothers.
EMS Week: What it means to be 'Always in Service'–
Around-the-clock response capability is why EMS organizations exist, but individual EMS providers need to regularly go out of service to rest and recharge
Tips to become a published EMS author–
With an increase in online publishing activity, there's no better time to share your knowledge and become an EMS author
5 tips to ensure nobody robs you of your rig–
Stories about patients stealing ambulances are common, so here's how you can protect your vehicle
Rural EMS operations during an active-shooter incident–
What can you do if you don’t expect sufficient law enforcement escort into the ‘warm zone’ to arrive in time?
How marijuana legalization impacts trauma–
Types and frequency of traumatic injury secondary to marijuana intoxication described at EMS World Expo World Trauma Symposium
How to say no to an overtime request–
Explaining the reason you are unable to cover an open EMT or paramedic shift is unnecessary and counter-productive
Use AVPU scale to determine a patient's level of consciousness–
The AVPU scale is an important tool used to assess a patient's level of consciousness. However, sometimes the distinction between 'A' and 'V' frequently can cause confusion.
What’s your department’s suicide prevention plan?–
Here are five ways EMS is leading the way and doing more to prevent death by suicide
Which policies belong (or don't) in the employee handbook?–
"That guy" policies are top candidates to remove from your EMS employee manual or student handbook
Self assessment: Tracking your progress in EMT class–
It's important to periodically ask yourself a series of questions to assess your own performance as you strive to become an EMS professional
Clinical success tips for paramedic students–
Maximize your patient contacts during paramedic clinical time and field internship with an action orientation
Warm EMS equipment for a warm patient–
Excessively cold temperatures add to a patient's physical discomfort. Learn how to keep patients warm during assessment.
Make EMS Week a year round celebration–
Instead of relegating celebration to a single week of May consider how to recognize the accomplishments of EMS all year long.
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