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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Pinnacle EMS Quick Take: EMS leaders receive a dose of healthcare humor–
Healthcare humorist David Glickman delivered an entertaining and inspiring collection of jokes, songs and stories to EMS leaders
Pinnacle EMS Quick Take: Trust is the foundation for the glass house of EMS–
Mid-level leaders in EMS agencies face many pitfalls and scrutiny as they manage up and manage down within the organization
Roundabouts prevent intersection collisions between ambulances and POVs–
Quick discussion on the benefits of roundabouts for reducing the risks of intersection collisions
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. When my good friend began screaming that he could not see, I knew something...
How to find and assess a radial pulse–
This tip was originally posted April 9, 2009. It has been updated with new information. I had a college professor whom, when he rested his hands behind his head, I could watch the radial arteries o...
Timeless pain management tips–
All EMS providers can still learn something about patient care and pain management from their mothers Margaret, 15 months old, stood up underneath the kitchen table. After smashing her head against...
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–
There are more opportunities than ever to become a published writer. Most EMS1 columnists, as well as authors outside of EMS, will tell you the key to becoming published is to write, and write ofte...
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– 3
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–
Have you heard, "The patient is unconscious, breathing, and talking" and thought, "Huh?" AVPU (pronounced as ave poo) or the AVPU scale — a tool used to assess the patient's brain perfusion and fun...
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
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