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Moral Dilemmas in Public Safety

Moral Dilemmas in Public Safety

By Dan Limmer Many years ago when I was a young police officer in Upstate New York, I was dispatched to a domestic call. A young woman and her boyfriend had a violent dispute. He fled the scene before I got there. It concerned me because he had exhibited some classic power and control actions […]

The practice of cupping

The practice of cupping

Cupping is a traditional Chinese medicine modality. Practiced for centuries, it has again come into the forefront in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio where millions of people saw the dark circular marks on the back and torso of swimmer Michael Phelps as well as other athletes. In cupping, suction is created over the skin […]

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 […]

10 Things We Learned About the NREMT Exam from Bill Brown

10 Things We Learned About the NREMT Exam from Bill Brown

We’ve worked with Bill Brown, the former Executive Director of the NREMT, on both our EMT PASS and AEMT PASS apps. His knowledge and experience with the NREMT exam have been invaluable to us as a test prep company.  While working with Bill, we had quite a bit of time not only to chat with […]

The 20–60–20 Rule

The 20–60–20 Rule

By Dan Limmer There are a lot of statistical rules like the Pareto principle (the 80/20 rule). I’ve been teaching and observing EMS classes for more than 35 years, and I’ve decided there’s a 20–60–20 rule for the average EMS licensure program. Here’s the rule: 20% of the people in any given class will pass […]

Suctioning in the Real World

Suctioning in the Real World

by Dan Limmer I recently taught at an EMS conference in Connecticut. The topic of suctioning came up. We talked about how we’d been taught wrong for some time. If wrong seems like a tough word—then at the very least we can say that what we learned is unrealistic. This is what we were taught […]

Let Us Make Your Class Better, Faster, Stronger!

Let Us Make Your Class Better, Faster, Stronger!

We’d be surprised if there’s an educational institution that’s not thinking about how to make its EMT classes more dynamic and convenient. Whether you’re looking to attract more students to your college program or to provide a way to get volunteers trained as EMTs, you need to change. Now. Limmer Creative can help. In an […]

NEW Online Webinars with Dan

NEW Online Webinars 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 […]

Limmer Creative Announces Two New Audio Products

Limmer Creative Announces Two New Audio Products

One of the products requested most by our customers is audio. Students have a strong desire to learn outside the classroom—especially when that learning is valuable and insightful and its format matches their on-the-go lifestyle. Auditory learners or students who find reading a challenge will also benefit from an audio presentation.  We’re proud to announce two […]

Volunteer EMS and Training: Mutually Exclusive?

Volunteer EMS and Training: Mutually Exclusive?

By Dan Limmer A recent article in the Press-Republican from upstate New York titled “Editorial: State must reduce obstacles to EMTs” stated: “Ever-increasing state training requirements are thinning the already strained ranks of emergency medical technicians and costing communities money.” Hogwash. Yup. You heard it. Hogwash. I totally agree that volunteer EMS has personnel issues. But […]