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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]