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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 […]

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 […]

[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!    

[NREMT Tip] NREMT Test Taking Tips

[NREMT Tip] NREMT Test Taking Tips

You have worked hard in class, but you won’t get certified or licensed unless you pass the test. We are committed to help you in your quest to pass the test and become an EMS provider. Use the following tips to help you pass the test: (excerpted from 5 Tips for Passing the NREMT [Audio] or  [Video]) 1. […]

[NREMT Tip] Digesting a NREMT Question

In our latest NREMT tips video from our YouTube channel, Dan discusses how to read, assess and understand a question on the NREMT certification exam in order to choose the proper answer. Update: 8/11/15 We now have another Digesting a NREMT Question video- totally new question, new advice!

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 […]

Test your 12-Lead ECG Knowledge

Test your 12-Lead ECG Knowledge

58 year old male resuscitated from cardiac arrest. Initial arrest rhythm was VF. What does the ROSC rhythm show? Should you activate the cardiac cath lab? HINT: It’s irregularly irregular with narrow complexes (which should give you the rhythm). Now what caused this cardiac arrest? ANSWER: Yes! You should activate the cardiac cath lab. In […]