Whenever there are changes in practice, students and educators alike wonder (or more like agonize about) how and when the changes will be implemented on the NREMT exam. Fortunately, the NREMT is pretty straightforward with information in this regard. They have posted dates for American Heart Association changes and changes to bleeding control when tourniquets […]
We often see 2 types of students in the EMS classroom setting: the student with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and the gifted learner. Could the strategies that help focus the ADHD student also help engage the gifted student?
Ask Me Anything: Online Webinars with Limmer Creative’s Dan Limmer The NREMT exam is rapidly approaching. You (your students) are beginning to worry. It is never too early to get into the mindset of preparation for the exam. Limmer Creative Co-founder and EMS author Dan Limmer is offering a series of “Ask Me Anything” sessions. Each […]
The flipped classroom downplays traditional lectures in favor of dynamic exercises in class and media-rich technology for class and home use. The emphasis is on practical application and discussion, rather than rote memorization. While there’s a bit of a tug-and-pull between flipped advocates and traditional educators, the truth is that EMS educators have been using […]
Limmer Creative and Pearson/Brady have teamed up to provide an exciting series of new webinars for EMS educators. Each webinar is hosted by an expert in the field and will last approx. 60 minutes including time for questions from the audience. Registration is required to get your unique link to the webinar.
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.
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]