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Wednesday, September 30

Social Media in EMS - A Tip of the Helmet

A Tip of the Helmet to online EMS educator Greg Friese and his extensive research into how EMS agencies need to embrace social media before it gets past them and starts to cause problems. In his September 2009 article, he mentions our efforts here at HMHQ to use this media for positive change in our profession.

Not sure what social networking can do for EMS? Have you ever used a tip you learned online, on twitter or even done a google search for something related to your role as an emergency care giver?

Then you are using social media to advance our Profession. Learn more in the article here,and at the EMS Expo in Atlanta Georgia, where it looks like Greg will be expanding on his article in person. I would attend, but will be recovering from my CO-Op Refresher in New Mexico and preparing for the Project, which starts in less than 6 weeks.

A Tip of the Helmet to Greg Friese. On twitter and facebook and everything. I'm sure he'd have it no other way.

1 comment:

Greg Friese said...

Thanks for the tip of the helmet. I enjoy the relationship building created by social media. Sorry you won't be able to make it to EMS Expo - maybe 2010.

As a presenter I have a discount registration code for EMS expo. I would be happy to share it with any Happy Medic readers. If they register by 10/2 they can get $100 off registration (just $50 off after 10/2). I also have a discount code for free admission to exhibit hall if a person is only able to attend the exhibit hall.

To get the registration form and discount code email gfriese at eps411 dot com.

Thanks.