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Simulation in EMS Education – Part 2

Simulation in EMS Education – Part 2

It is our belief that the EMT classroom has much to gain from the use of simulation. We have provided a handful of ideas on how to integrate simulation into your EMT classes, both BLS and ALS.

Simulation in EMS Education

Simulation in EMS Education

The benefits of simulation in an EMS class are wide-ranging and surprisingly easy to do, for BOTH BLS and ALS.

Spinal Motion Restriction

Spinal Motion Restriction

A new position paper on spinal motion restriction (SMR) was issued by the American College of Surgeons (ACS), American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and the National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP). It is another in a series of position papers on the topic and it may be the best yet on the topic. Read our analysis and download useful teaching tools for teaching SMR.

Cellphones in the Modern Classroom

Cellphones in the Modern Classroom

It doesn’t take long in medicine or education to have one promising theory or study contradicted by the most recent. A new study now reports that cellphones in classroom contribute to failing grades. Do they have a place in the modern classroom?

6 Questions to tell if an EMT is well trained

6 Questions to tell if an EMT is well trained

How can you tell if your new students have the raw material it takes to succeed at an advanced level? Pathophysiology is one of the foundational elements of success at the EMT level—but perhaps the most challenging to teach—and especially integrate. Here are 6 questions to evaluate pathophysiology and pathophysiology-based thinking.

Exam Item Creation

Exam Item Creation

There are many reasons to create exam items. We want to verify student knowledge, evaluate our instruction and prepare our students for the national certification exam. With all this in mind, the following guide can be used to help create effective exam items.

New LC-Ready Tutorials for Educators

New LC-Ready Tutorials for Educators

There are lots of great features for educators on LC-Ready. We have put together some resources for you to learn more about how to best use our app resources and reporting tools in your classroom.

Are computers really the issue?

Are computers really the issue?

A recent New York Times opinion piece discussed the issue of laptops in the classroom. It was a popular piece and frequently shared among EMS educators but are we looking at the problem from the wrong direction?

NREMT: Ridiculous or Relevant?

NREMT: Ridiculous or Relevant?

As exam season starts, Facebook study groups are lighting up with posts from students who find perfectly reasonable questions totally outrageous. They label the NREMT as “ridiculous” and “out of touch with the street.” Why? Because they are poorly prepared for what to expect.