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Emergency Care History: Baptism Kits

Emergency Care History: Baptism Kits

A fun find in the first edition of Grant’s and Murray’s Emergency Care – instructions on how to baptize a still born baby.

[WEBINAR] Your first EMS job: Now what?

[WEBINAR] Your first EMS job: Now what?

Join The EMS Siren, Amy Eisenhauer, for a 1 hour webinar on navigating your first job in EMS. From figuring out the chain of command, communicating with patients and their families, career planning and of course how to keep yourself both mentally and physically healthy. She will share tips on ways to cruise through your first job and avoiding some of the most common mistakes!

My History with Emergency Care: Editions 1-13

My History with Emergency Care: Editions 1-13

By Dan Limmer My association with the Emergency Care EMT textbook is long and passionate. When I was too young to take an EMT class, I was in a Red Cross Advanced First Aid class next door to an EMT class at the University at Albany. I met the EMT instructor and asked if he […]

Surviving a Mass Shooting as an EMS Professional

Surviving a Mass Shooting as an EMS Professional

You can’t turn on the news without seeing a report of violence against innocent civilians. It may be at a mall, a workplace, public transport facility or on the street. It isn’t unreasonable to wonder if it will happen to you—and what you can do to prevent it. Having experience in EMS, your outlook and […]

5 Days of EMS Week 2017

5 Days of EMS Week 2017

It is #EMSWeek2017. It is destined to be a hashtag-a-palooza by everyone on social media. Limmer Creative will join in the social media frenzy using the specific themed days from EMSstrong.org. It is our mission to help students prepare for their NREMT exams as well as give back to EMS. We celebrate EMS as a profession […]

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 […]