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10 Reasons Patients Lie

10 Reasons Patients Lie

You don’t expect everyone to lie—but it does happen. Ten reasons why your patients might be lying to you.

5 Easy Ways to Stay Up-to-Date in EMS

5 Easy Ways to Stay Up-to-Date in EMS

Whether you teach EMT or paramedic courses, it is your responsibility to keep your knowledge fresh and relevant. Here are 5 ways to keep current on important EMS issues without breaking the budget or needing more hours in the day.

5 EMS Authors You Must Read

5 EMS Authors You Must Read

Over the years there have been some very meaningful books written by EMS providers. Here are five authors in the “must read” category. If they have written it, you should invest the time in reading it. Would you add other authors?

A Look Back at EMS Education in 2016

A Look Back at EMS Education in 2016

Limmer Creative has been posting our wishes for EMS education for a couple of years now. While 2016 was quite a year with intense politics and numerous celebrity deaths, let’s see how EMS fared this year by taking a look back at our 2016 list. Embrace the 2015 AHA Guidelines – Success We have (finally) […]

Dealing with Death and Dying in EMS

Dealing with Death and Dying in EMS

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.

The practice of cupping

The practice of cupping

Cupping is a traditional Chinese medicine modality. Practiced for centuries, it has again come into the forefront in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio where millions of people saw the dark circular marks on the back and torso of swimmer Michael Phelps as well as other athletes. In cupping, suction is created over the skin […]

10 Tips to Improve Your Differential Diagnostic Skills

10 Tips to Improve Your Differential Diagnostic Skills

Differential diagnosis is a hallmark skill for EMTs, AEMTs and paramedics. EMS has progressed beyond the “EMS doesn’t diagnose” days to become a critical thinking-oriented practice in which differential diagnosis is necessary. There’s a tenet stating that 90% of emergency medicine happens in the cognitive domain—the realm of thought. Although EMS providers’ practice is guided […]

10 Tips for Longevity in EMS

10 Tips for Longevity in EMS

You’ve finished your class. Your NREMT card came in the mail. The only thing left to do is to ride off into the sunset saving lives…. Not so fast. EMS seems challenging and fast-paced. That’s most likely why you’re here. When the ink on your card has dried, and you have one really bad call […]

10 Things to tell a new EMT or EMT student

10 Things to tell a new EMT or EMT student

1) Know the difference between respiratory distress and respiratory failure. 2) Be nice. 3) Oxygen isn’t the wonder drug anymore. 4) You won’t know everything in the beginning–and that is ok. 5) In medical patients you will find out most of what you need to know from the history. 6) Sometimes the most important decision […]

The Story Behind the Picture

The Story Behind the Picture

By Dan Limmer There’s a shelf in my office where I keep copies of all the editions of all the books I’ve written. For me, each book carries memories—of the time when it was written, the curriculum that was in place at the time, and the advances in medicine that we were able to incorporate. […]