One of the biggest pieces of advice given for the NREMT (or any exam for that matter) is “Don’t read into the questions.” It is solid advice—yet many students don’t totally understand its meaning.
What is the most important information in the stem of a question? We propose that there are 4 steps you can use to best evaluate a NREMT question.
A continued discussion of the ways for instructors to help students deal with each of the stages of NREMT grief.
In my years of helping students pass the NREMT, I have observed thoughts and actions similar to those familiar with Dr. Kubler Ross’ stages of death and dying. The stages begin with shock after exposure to good NREMT style practice exam questions and continue as the student continues to prepare for the NREMT.
Our friend, Becky Valentine, posted a note on her Facebook page telling a story where she heard a student waiting to take their final practical ask, “Is it a fail if you kill the patient?” It is a great anecdote—and one of the many questions our students ask that make us both smile and shake […]
Whenever there are changes in practice, students and educators alike wonder (or more like agonize about) how and when the changes will be implemented on the NREMT exam. Fortunately, the NREMT is pretty straightforward with information in this regard. They have posted dates for American Heart Association changes and changes to bleeding control when tourniquets […]
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 […]
by Dan Limmer If you’re reading this post, you’ve either written a multiple choice exam item or are about to begin writing one. I’ve put together my six favorite tips on how to write a killer question—seven, if you count this basic premise: Always begin with the intent to write a tight, accurate, well-constructed question. […]
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. […]
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 […]