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Dealing with Death and Dying in EMS

Dealing with Death and Dying in EMS

Does EMS training make witnessing death more complicated than it has to be? Dan shares a story of a death he witnessed and what his responsibility was in that situation.

Teaching ALS Providers About the Healthcare System

Teaching ALS Providers About the Healthcare System

It has been 50 years since the EMS White Paper was released. In that short time, EMS has transcended early expectations of trauma-focused service into an EMS system that has strong roots in healthcare. Whether it is Medicare, private insurance or Mobile Integrated Healthcare, EMS providers and systems are more deeply intertwined with the federal […]

How to Write Amazing Multiple Choice Questions

How to Write Amazing Multiple Choice Questions

by Dan Limmer If you’re reading this post, you’ve either written a multiple choice exam item or are about to begin writing one. I’ve put together my six favorite tips on how to write a killer question—seven, if you count this basic premise: Always begin with the intent to write a tight, accurate, well-constructed question. […]

It’s Time to Do Away With Steps

It’s Time to Do Away With Steps

By Dan Limmer I recently posted a multiple choice question on bleeding control. It was a challenging situation in which the student would actually use a tourniquet first (the severe bleeding was from a deformed joint). I received quite a few questions about whether the answer I provided was the “NREMT-approved” answer. While it’s worth […]

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 […]