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?
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.
Takeaways for writing high-quality multiple choice exam items as learned from our first item writing panel in Las Vegas October 2017.
Writing good NREMT style questions can be difficult. Our items writers are getting great advice from Todd Vreeland on their questions. We have gathered his advice here – be sure to check it out before writing your next exam.
We get this question a lot- “which product should I use to study for my NREMT?” We have many options for different learning styles, device preferences and even for the amount of time you have to study!
Not all research papers provide everything you need to know about a topic. It is up to the reader to carefully read, analyze, think and apply each bit of information to clinical practice. How can published research impact EMS thoughts and practices in the field?
What is the most important information in the stem of a question? We propose that there are 4 steps you can use to best evaluate a NREMT question.
A continued discussion of the ways for instructors to help students deal with each of the stages of NREMT grief.
Our friend, Becky Valentine, posted a note on her Facebook page telling a story where she heard a student waiting to take their final practical ask, “Is it a fail if you kill the patient?” It is a great anecdote—and one of the many questions our students ask that make us both smile and shake […]
Much is said today about the tech-enabled classroom. Simulation, classroom response systems (polling) and gaming are becoming mainstream practices. These high tech methods create a dynamic classroom that appeals to students and provides solid education. But what about low tech? All too often EMS is an all-or-nothing proposition. In this case, either heavily reliant on […]