By Dan Limmer How “street ready” is an EMT student when he or she passes a class and the NREMT? Agencies want providers who are well prepared, but in most cases that isn’t the reality. To be prepared to do the job, a new EMT needs time in the field with either a preceptor or […]
You don’t have to look far to find an online discussion where students are talking about feeling unprepared for the NREMT exam—especially at the EMT level. Many are saying the tests they took in class are nothing like the NREMT—and they’re right. When updated education standards were released seven years ago, EMS education was supposed […]
By Dan Limmer I recently talked to a student who had failed the NREMT exam several times. I asked him how he’d prepared between attempts. He said what most students say: “I hit the books.” It turns out students mean a wide variety of things when they say they hit the books—many of which don’t […]
This is the time in an EMT class when things get a bit crazy. It happens every time. Any experienced educator knows this. A series of things converge to put stress at a maximum level right after Thanksgiving. There is actually a predictable path for every EMT course. It goes like this: If you are […]
As the exam season approaches, Stephanie and I have been talking to a lot of educators. A new topic has emerged in many of these conversations: Students are passing their EMT class but not taking the NREMT exam. While I can only report this anecdotally, I will say that I have heard this from a […]
Last summer, we wrote a blog post in response to the 2010 AHA guidelines and the guidelines for oxygen administration in patients with ACS and stroke. People were all over our Facebook posts and YouTube videos telling us we were wrong when we presented a scenario or test question that involved oxygen decisions. Patients with chest […]
This quiz contains medical terms taken from the Instructional Guidelines that accompany the National EMS Education Standards. Each of the terms in this quiz are found within that document and are in the scope of an EMT to know. How well do you know your EMT terms? Make sure to share your results and challenge […]
We talk to many students who fail the NREMT and say, “I’m just not a good test-taker.” Or they say, “I have test anxiety.” Use our simple flow chart to help identify the possible issues and succeed in passing the NREMT.
We get frequent emails from students wanting to know what they should study for the NREMT. We would all be a rich if we could give them the details they want. We can’t. But we do provide some guidelines. Generally it is important to know facts. It is a foundation for what you really need to know. Hopefully in class […]
All new Digesting a Test Question video to help you to analyze, break apart and correctly answer a NREMT test question. See our first Digesting a Test Question video.