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My asynchronous, blended, hybrid, flipped EMT class

My asynchronous, blended, hybrid, flipped EMT class

Don’t you just love all those buzz words? But it is true, I did design an EMT class that not only used many of the current educational strategies—and we did it with only 60 hours of in-class time. The remainder of the work was done online. Can this work? The answer is yes. It did. […]

10 Things People Who are Successful on the NREMT Do

By Dan Limmer This list provides 10 things that people who are successful on the NREMT do. I compiled this from many years of teaching and working with students. This applies to all levels of certification. You may be surprised to find that many of these things begin on the first day of class—and don’t […]

Criteria-based vs Fact-based education

Criteria-based vs Fact-based education

By Dan Limmer There are times I do things in life that match my classroom philosophy. This one was an interaction I had with my 9-year-old daughter. We were at the gas station. I was filling up my truck so we were going to be there for a bit. My daughter asked if she could […]

5 Resources for People Getting Back into EMS

Limmer Creative and our products were recently cited in a list of 5 Resources For People Getting Back into EMS by Bob Sullivan at the EMS Patient Perspective blog. When you love what you do and are proud of your product, it is fabulous to get recognized for it.  It is icing on the cake when you […]

SAMPLE is Dead

SAMPLE is Dead

By Dan Limmer EMTs have been taught a SAMPLE history for some time. While it is an easy mnemonic, it has evolved into a rote process for conducting an assessment. It is time to shed our dependence on the SAMPLE history and use a more mature and appropriate process for history and physical examination. Old […]

Our Wishes for EMS Education in 2015

Our Wishes for EMS Education in 2015

Embrace pathophysiology as a foundation for learning. One of the major differences between the 1994 EMT-B curriculum and the existing EMS Education Standards is the need to know why. As we move into the year 2015 it seems many are still struggling with teaching pathophysiology at the EMT level. Pathophysiology is the foundation for understanding […]

EMT PASS Updated with New Audio & Predictive Scoring

EMT PASS Updated with New Audio & Predictive Scoring

Limmer Creative’s most comprehensive NREMT prep app, EMT PASS ™ is now enhanced with newly revised audio rationales and EMT PASS Predictive Scoring ™ to help you better prepare for your NREMT or state certification exam. The NREMT is a pass or fail exam – it is not about getting 100% of the questions correct- […]

NREMT Exam Cram Guide

NREMT Exam Cram Guide

For as long as there has been an NREMT exam students have been studying the wrong things. Our students re-read their books, look over exams, make flash cards. In short, they study facts. Don’t get us wrong. They need to know the facts. (If they haven’t learned them in class they are in extra trouble right […]

Sharing the Holiday Spirit with Your Students

Sharing the Holiday Spirit with Your Students

The end of the year coincides with many things. Christmas and Hanukkah, the end of the semester, and perhaps most of all, reflecting on the many blessings we have. Students may not be the first things that come into your mind when counting your blessings (especially at this time of year), but they are the […]

NREMT Pass Rates got you down?

NREMT Pass Rates got you down?

We get a lot of calls from educators who say that they have seen their NREMT pass rates going down. While there are many reasons for this, here are three quick things you can do to pick them back up. 1.     Don’t forget about pathophysiology. When the education standards came out in 2008 – 2009 […]