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5 EMS Authors You Must Read

5 EMS Authors You Must Read

Over the years there have been some very meaningful books written by EMS providers. Here are five authors in the “must read” category. If they have written it, you should invest the time in reading it. Would you add other authors?

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 […]

Are New Paramedics Like Labrador Retrievers?

Are New Paramedics Like Labrador Retrievers?

Yes. In one main way. When you show a Labrador retriever a stick or a ball, they start to go a little nuts. They shake and whine until they get to retrieve. This same thing can happen when new paramedics see the drug box. Instead of shifting into deep clinical decision making, they shake and […]

A Tale of Five Geriatric Patients

A Tale of Five Geriatric Patients

By Dan Limmer We hear a lot about the differences between the geriatric patient and younger adult patients. Rather than list the differences between patient types, I’d rather use five of my favorite geriatric calls to highlight some of the important elements. For additional details and insights I have recorded an audio debrief of each patient […]

Our Wishes for EMS Education in 2016

Our Wishes for EMS Education in 2016

Embrace the 2015 AHA Guidelines Let’s face it: there are still providers slamming the NRB mask on patients who don’t need it. Worse yet, some educators still teach it. From an EMS standpoint we bombed at implementation of the 2010 guidelines. The 2015 guidelines don’t have major changes. So let’s shore up the 2010 guidelines, embrace […]

10 Commandments for EMS Survival

10 Commandments for EMS Survival

By Dan Limmer It was in the early 1990s when I wrote Ten Commandments for EMS Survival. Never did I believe it would get the exposure it has in the past 20+ years. It was first presented at a great little conference in Binghamton, NY run by Bill Loller. They even made t-shirts out of […]

[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 […]

[NREMT Tip] Digesting a NREMT Question #2

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.

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 […]

10 Things People Who are Successful on the NREMT Do

By Dan Limmer This list provides 10 things that people who are successful on the NREMT do. I compiled this from many years of teaching and working with students. This applies to all levels of certification. You may be surprised to find that many of these things begin on the first day of class—and don’t […]