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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]