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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 […]

10 Tips to Revive Your Patient Assessment

10 Tips to Revive Your Patient Assessment

Sometimes we go back into the archives and find a presentation that Dan did some time ago. This top ten list comes from a popular EMT presentation Dan did about 10 years ago called Reviving Your Patient Assessment. Some things never change. 10. Don’t splint your patient to death – multiple fractures = multiple trauma. Don’t miss the […]

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 […]

[Quiz] What Type of EMT are You?

[Quiz] What Type of EMT are You?

Are you an Adrenaline Junkie, Caregiver, Burnout, Clinical Thinker or Dinosaur?  Take our 7 question quiz to find out!    

10 Lies You Learned in EMT Class

10 Lies You Learned in EMT Class

Call these lies, mantras, myths or misinformation, these pieces of EMS lore have been perpetuated in classrooms forever. It never hurts to occasionally clean out the closet so we thought we’d take a moment to share old—and even a few new—lies learned in EMT class. 1. Oxygen is the wonder drug The AHA pretty quickly […]

Paramedic Trauma Review Added!

Paramedic Trauma Review Added!

Limmer Creative announces the release of their new Paramedic Trauma Review app. This app is the 5th in the series of modular exam preparation products for classroom study and the National Registry of Emergency Technician’s Paramedic exam (NRP) and the 22nd app in the company’s test prep offerings.