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Say Goodbye to Always and Never

Say Goodbye to Always and Never

By Dan Limmer A student in the Facebook EMT/Paramedic study group recently asked this question: “If a patient is unconscious, is it [the sequence] always C-A-B?” I can see why a student would ask that. It’s December, they’re preparing for the NREMT, and they want to get some key facts squared away in their mind. The […]

The Progression of EMT Class

The Progression of EMT Class

This is the time in an EMT class when things get a bit crazy. It happens every time. Any experienced educator knows this. A series of things converge to put stress at a maximum level right after Thanksgiving. There is actually a predictable path for every EMT course. It goes like this: If you are […]

Why Do Students Pass Their EMT Course But Not Take the NREMT Exam?

Why Do Students Pass Their EMT Course But Not Take the NREMT Exam?

As the exam season approaches, Stephanie and I have been talking to a lot of educators. A new topic has emerged in many of these conversations: Students are passing their EMT class but not taking the NREMT exam. While I can only report this anecdotally, I will say that I have heard this from a […]

Oxygen is the Wonder Drug No More

Oxygen is the Wonder Drug No More

Last summer, we wrote a blog post in response to the 2010 AHA guidelines and the guidelines for oxygen administration in patients with ACS and stroke. People were all over our Facebook posts and YouTube videos telling us we were wrong when we presented a scenario or test question that involved oxygen decisions. Patients with chest […]

Suction Decision Making

Suction Decision Making

We recently received a question from an EMT student: If an unresponsive patient is vomiting would you suction first or roll the patient on his/her side and then suction? In answering this question we realized just how much we need to get away from one definite answer and discuss guidelines instead. Then the realization hit that the answer […]

Less Likely to Kill

Less Likely to Kill

By Dan Limmer Despite our best efforts the classroom is a sterile environment. Simulated patients present with conditions that are usually responsive to the treatments we teach. These patients have single conditions and signs and symptoms that match those conditions. The classroom is a beautiful place. The reality of the street is different. Patients have […]

Trouble Passing the NREMT?

Trouble Passing the NREMT?

We talk to many students who fail the NREMT and say, “I’m just not a good test-taker.” Or they say, “I have test anxiety.” Use our simple flow chart to help identify the possible issues and succeed in passing the NREMT.

Dynamic Learning Exercises

Dynamic Learning Exercises

Every month, Limmer Creative publishes a new Dynamic Learning Exercise for the classroom on JEMS.com.  These exercises were created by our Chief Pass-ologist Dan Limmer for use in his EMT classes. I have a core belief that activities such as these are multipliers in the classroom.  They multiply your student’s understanding.  They multiply your reach and […]

[NREMT Tip] Digesting a NREMT Question #2

All new Digesting a Test Question video to help you to analyze, break apart and correctly answer a NREMT test question. See our first Digesting a Test Question video.

5 Things Every EMT Student Should Be Taught—and Every EMT Should Know.

5 Things Every EMT Student Should Be Taught—and Every EMT Should Know.

EMS relies on tradition and habit. We’ve done things for a long time and we were often reluctant to change. We get frequent emails from students arguing that a patient should receive oxygen by NRB when that hasn’t been recommended since late 2010. We’ve compiled our list of things that students should be taught and […]