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 email@example.com.
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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
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– 1
Maximize your patient contacts during paramedic clinical time and field internship with an action orientation
Warm EMS equipment for a warm patient–
Being cold is a common patient complaint. When assessing and treating patients in a cold environment, do these simple things to help prevent heat loss and improve heat retention. 1. Prevent heat lo...
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 providers and organizations all year long. EMS week has always had two purposes. The f...
10 reasons we are on the cusp of Peak EMS– 3
A bold prediction that EMS patient transport to the hospital by ambulance is sure to peak, level off and decline as we near 2020
5 ways to bring a culture of celebration to your EMS agency– 1
Regardless of size or service model, here are a few ways your department can honor its employees throughout the year
10 Steps to start your own EMS podcast–
Podcasting is a dynamic method to deliver web-based video or audio content to a growing audience of EMTs, paramedics, managers, field supervisors and instructors. Each episode of the EMS1 Inside EM...
How to avoid, survive an ambulance collision–
Ambulance collisions, which happen with frightening regularity, often result in injury and are occasionally fatal, especially for private vehicle drivers
Do lights and sirens make an already distracted driver more dangerous?–
An ambulance and vehicle collision immediately transforms an incident from the patient’s emergency to an emergency shared with the EMS crew
Stabbed on duty: A medic's lessons learned on the long road back–
Ben Vernon dug deep to work through years of emotional trauma that surged to the front of his mind after he was attacked
What football can teach us about patient assessment–
This article, originally published October 5, 2010, has been updated Patient assessment is a team effort that requires a plan, roles, and follow through Football offers plenty of metaphors for just...
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