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[QUIZ] Test your Knowledge of Cardiac Emergencies

[QUIZ] Test your Knowledge of Cardiac Emergencies

Chest pain is a frequent patient complaint, but not all chest pain is due to a cardiac emergency. As an EMS provider understanding the anatomy and physiology of the cardiac and respiratory systems, as well as the mechanism of action for treatments, like defibrillation, aspirin, and nitroglycerin, is important for effective patient care. Take our […]

Is it Really Too Easy? Results from the Limmer Creative & EMS1.com Cardiology Quiz

Is it Really Too Easy? Results from the Limmer Creative & EMS1.com Cardiology Quiz

  The results are in: We don’t know as much as we think we do. With over 18,000 people (as of the writing of this article) taking the Cardiology quiz there were some very interesting findings. Frequently seen in social media postings around this quiz was the comment that it was “too easy.” The results don’t […]

Evolution of the Confident EMS Provider

Evolution of the Confident EMS Provider

By Dan Limmer While teaching at ClinCon 2015 in Orlando, Florida I had the good fortune to speak to some very nice EMS educators and practitioners. Two of my presentations dealt with confidence. While we lose people in EMS for many reasons (low pay, long hours, tough calls), I believe one of the major and […]

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 […]

Does it Hurt to Care More? Depression and Suicide in EMS

Does it Hurt to Care More? Depression and Suicide in EMS

by Dan Limmer The problem of suicide and depression in the emergency services is noteworthy and prominent in daily conversation. Stress from a single traumatic incident or a career of calls can take down the best provider. Concepts like post traumatic stress disorder, previously thought of in military; and caregiver fatigue, previously used in long-term […]

Medical Identification Tattoos

Medical Identification Tattoos

By Dan Limmer We get quite a few questions that come in to us here at Limmer Creative. Over the past year we have had several questions about using tattoos instead of medical alert devices. A quick search on the topic found that medical identification tattoos appear to be quite popular. The question is whether […]

The State of Cardiac Resuscitation: It’s about the BLS

The State of Cardiac Resuscitation: It’s about the BLS

If an EMS system wanted to improve their survival rate for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, the most important things they can do are at the BLS level. Not to say there isn’t a place for ALS, but it’s all about the BLS. (Insert Meghan Trainor music here.) As we anxiously await the 2015 AHA guidelines being released […]

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 […]