Genghis Philip

Genghis Philip is a self-described lifelong nerd, having started his love affair with computers before he was a teenager.  Throughout his undergraduate work at Beloit College in Wisconsin, and later through his M.A. program at the University of Birmingham, Genghis found new ways to indulge his nerdy side by studying how people interact with each other through technology. At Fisdap, Genghis spends his time helping our users find answers to their technical issues and making his coworkers roll their eyes at his cheesy humor.

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Posts by Genghis Philip

How to Share Schedules - October WebinarBy Genghis Philip

October 29, 2015

Do multiple schools in your area use the same ambulance service or hospital? Did you know that you can all share the same calendar to avoid double booking?

For our October webinar, we dove into shared Scheduler. Watch the recording to learn about creating, maintaining, and administering sharing networks in Fisdap.

2016 Virtual User Meeting - September WebinarBy Genghis Philip

September 30, 2015

It's that time of year again: our September webinar was a digital version of our annual User Meeting, our "state of the union" from Fisdap President Mike Johnson that's held each year at the NAEMSE Symposium.

If you couldn't make it to Nashville this year, or just want a refresher of all of Fisdap's latest releases, updates, and plans for the future, tune into the webinar recording below.

Product OwnerBy Genghis Philip

April 28, 2015

About Us:

At Fisdap, we value agility and drive. Our software helps educators worldwide stay on track, and our development teams need to adapt to changing standards and demands.

Fisdap Comes to You: Genghis Visits VirginiaBy Genghis Philip

March 6, 2014

VCU emsAt the beginning of January, Mark and I had a great opportunity to meet with some of our long-time customers during a week-long trip to Virginia. While I think some folks down there were unhappy that we brought the cold weather along with our Fisdap expertise, we had a bunch of fun teaching schools from all over Virginia how the Paramedic Psychomotor Competency Package works. Ken Williams at VCU did a heck of a job for us, gathering program directors and educators from around the state to get a crash course in our sweet new lab system, in how Eureka Graphs work, and in the philosophy behind practical competency. Anyone who has spoken to me knows that I’m always excited to nerd out professionally—being able to do so for a full room was as good as it gets.

Highlights from Texas EMS Conference 2013By Genghis Philip

December 9, 2013

Mike Genghis EMS

This November, I got to attend my third Texas State EMS Conference. While this year didn’t include any hitch-hiking to make sure Fisdap’s booth got home safe (I’ll tell that story some other day), it was eye-opening with regards to some of our upcoming projects.

Mike Mayne and I got to Fort Worth on Saturday night and were greeted with a very Minnesota-like 30 degree evening. Mike wanted to make sure to catch the Timberwolves* game, so we found a sports bar and ended up sitting on the patio. In jackets and hats, we represented the frozen north well – to the astonishment of the wait staff. While the Timberwolves lost, it was a moral victory for Minnesota.
(*The Timberwolves are Minnesota’s NBA team. They are accustomed to losing, which is why you may have never heard of them.)

The conference proper started Sunday, and we immediately got visits from some old friends. One of the first calls I ever took here at Fisdap was from Scott Walker at Trinity Valley – him making fun of me for being a Bears fan and calling me “yankee boy” really set the tone for my career here. Being able to banter with him to start the show helped put me in the right mindset for the next few days.

CoAEMSP/NAEMSE workshop on accreditation and evaluationBy Genghis Philip

October 15, 2013

Since I’m a social geek, my favorite part of my job (and the reason many of you know who I am) is talking to customers about how awesome our technology is. Usually I do that on the phone, but I had the pleasure of attending a CoAEMSP/NAEMSE workshop in Chicago at the end of September. I was mostly just an observer, there to soak up information and meet some friends I’ve spoken to on the phone over several years. For the most part, I was just some guy, not The Fisdap Dude in the back. Not having to worry about sales and marketing meant that I got to have honest conversations about real problems people need solved.

Fisdap members tend to have a few things in common – they’re overworked, they want the best outcomes possible for their students, and they’re under pressure to get accredited. This workshop, led mostly by educators, was the perfect place for the folks I work with every day. The speakers focused on practical implementation, only delving into theory and high level concepts enough to whet the room’s appetite for solutions.

Missing The Mark: An Assessment of Paramedic's Ability to Correctly Perform Medication Calculations

August 26, 2011

In this podcast, Shane Henderson follows up on his previous podcast and discusses the actual ability of Paramedics to perform medication calculations accurately in the field.


Christopher Shane Henderson is a Paramedic Firefighter for Saint Petersburg Fire and an adjunct instructor at Saint Petersburg College in Florida.

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Paramedic Perception of Medication Calculation Ability

August 24, 2011

In this podcast, Shane Henderson (a presenter at EMS Today in Baltimore in 2011) discusses how paramedics perceive their own ability to perform quick medication calculation. Contrasted with the demonstrated ability of these students (presented in his next podcast), the results should be of interest to educators.


Christopher Shane Henderson is a Paramedic Firefighter for Saint Petersburg Fire and an adjunct instructor at Saint Petersburg College in Florida.

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