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The 20–60–20 Rule

The 20–60–20 Rule

By Dan Limmer There are a lot of statistical rules like the Pareto principle (the 80/20 rule). I’ve been teaching and observing EMS classes for more than 35 years, and I’ve decided there’s a 20–60–20 rule for the average EMS licensure program. Here’s the rule: 20% of the people in any given class will pass […]

Bleeding Control

Bleeding Control

Yesterday’s post on our EMT Review Facebook page was one of our favorites because of the discussion that ensued—thank you to everyone who participated. If you didn’t see it, here’s the question posted: You are treating an injury to the knee as a result of a motorcycle collision. There is severe hemorrhage from the… Posted by […]

Suctioning in the Real World

Suctioning in the Real World

by Dan Limmer I recently taught at an EMS conference in Connecticut. The topic of suctioning came up. We talked about how we’d been taught wrong for some time. If wrong seems like a tough word—then at the very least we can say that what we learned is unrealistic. This is what we were taught […]

Let Us Make Your Class Better, Faster, Stronger!

Let Us Make Your Class Better, Faster, Stronger!

We’d be surprised if there’s an educational institution that’s not thinking about how to make its EMT classes more dynamic and convenient. Whether you’re looking to attract more students to your college program or to provide a way to get volunteers trained as EMTs, you need to change. Now. Limmer Creative can help. In an […]

Limmer Creative Announces Two New Audio Products

Limmer Creative Announces Two New Audio Products

One of the products requested most by our customers is audio. Students have a strong desire to learn outside the classroom—especially when that learning is valuable and insightful and its format matches their on-the-go lifestyle. Auditory learners or students who find reading a challenge will also benefit from an audio presentation.  We’re proud to announce two […]

Volunteer EMS and Training: Mutually Exclusive?

Volunteer EMS and Training: Mutually Exclusive?

By Dan Limmer A recent article in the Press-Republican from upstate New York titled “Editorial: State must reduce obstacles to EMTs” stated: “Ever-increasing state training requirements are thinning the already strained ranks of emergency medical technicians and costing communities money.” Hogwash. Yup. You heard it. Hogwash. I totally agree that volunteer EMS has personnel issues. But […]

Educators in the Field: Preceptors and FTOs

Educators in the Field: Preceptors and FTOs

By Dan Limmer How “street ready” is an EMT student when he or she passes a class and the NREMT? Agencies want providers who are well prepared, but in most cases that isn’t the reality. To be prepared to do the job, a new EMT needs time in the field with either a preceptor or […]

Five Things EMT Classes MUST Teach

Five Things EMT Classes MUST Teach

You don’t have to look far to find an online discussion where students are talking about feeling unprepared for the NREMT exam—especially at the EMT level. Many are saying the tests they took in class are nothing like the NREMT—and they’re right. When updated education standards were released seven years ago, EMS education was supposed […]

Our Wishes for EMS Education in 2016

Our Wishes for EMS Education in 2016

Embrace the 2015 AHA Guidelines Let’s face it: there are still providers slamming the NRB mask on patients who don’t need it. Worse yet, some educators still teach it. From an EMS standpoint we bombed at implementation of the 2010 guidelines. The 2015 guidelines don’t have major changes. So let’s shore up the 2010 guidelines, embrace […]

Time to Tune Your Tests

Time to Tune Your Tests

You’ve administered your final exam. Your students have finished their practical and are off to schedule their NREMT exams. This is the part of the semester when you can take a breath and look back on your class. When we look back on a semester, we often concentrate on content areas, flow, skills, and exam […]