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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) […]

Back by Popular Demand!  AMA with Dan

Back by Popular Demand! AMA with Dan

Ask Me Anything: Online Webinars with Limmer Creative’s Dan Limmer The NREMT exam is rapidly approaching. You (your students) are beginning to worry. It is never too early to get into the mindset of preparation for the exam. Limmer Creative Co-founder and EMS author Dan Limmer is offering a series of “Ask Me Anything” sessions. Each […]

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.

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 […]

How I Finally Passed the NREMT

How I Finally Passed the NREMT

  By Shane Moffitt [Note: Shane is a student at the Inland Northwest Health Services in Spokane, WA] I am proud to say that I not only had an all-star cast of instructors for my AEMT class, but my fellow classmates were of the highest caliber.  I would be honored to serve with any or all of them. […]

Medical Terminology and the NREMT Exam

Medical Terminology and the NREMT Exam

By Dan Limmer I’m not sure I’ve ever met a student who walked out of the NREMT exam and said, “I knew all the words on the exam.” I am sure I’ve heard hundreds of people come out of the exam and say there were words and diseases they’d never, EVER heard of. So what’s […]

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 […]

Advice to a Student Preparing for the NREMT

Advice to a Student Preparing for the NREMT

By Dan Limmer For years I’ve been posting my thoughts about why people fail the NREMT. My main theories have centered on poor preparation or education, reading or attention span issues, and test anxiety. When I speak to a student who has failed the exam one or more times, it’s always challenging to determine which […]

24 hours before the NREMT—What should I do?

24 hours before the NREMT—What should I do?

by Dan Limmer A student recently emailed me this question: Mr. Limmer, I couldn’t make the review class you held last night because I had to work. I’m taking my NREMT exam tomorrow at 9:00 am. Do you have any suggestions for prepping for the exam? What should students do in the last 24 hours […]

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 […]