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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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!