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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 […]

Time to Tune Your Tests

Time to Tune Your Tests

You’ve administered your final exam. Your students have finished their practical and are off to schedule their NREMT exams. This is the part of the semester when you can take a breath and look back on your class. When we look back on a semester, we often concentrate on content areas, flow, skills, and exam […]

[QUIZ] Test Your Medical Terminology Knowledge

[QUIZ] Test Your Medical Terminology Knowledge

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 […]

75 Things in 75 Minutes

75 Things in 75 Minutes

By Dan Limmer I was pleased to see the nice comments made by Greg Friese, Editor-in-Chief of EMS1.com on his blog about my presentation at EMS World Expo in Las Vegas last month.  It was a different style of presentation that seemed to be very well received. I liked it because it was based on […]

Fact vs. Application Questions

Fact vs. Application Questions

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 […]

When Social Media Becomes STUPID

When Social Media Becomes STUPID

By Dan Limmer I did something last night that I am a bit embarrassed about and I must confess publicly: I posted in a thread on an EMS Facebook page. I just couldn’t help myself. I was reading about a pilot program in Alabama that would take people over a year and make them EMTs […]

Money Back Guarantee?

Limmer Creative does not offer a money back guarantee on our test prep apps. Are you are shocked? We have seen a lot of products out there flaunting a money back guarantee as a main selling point. There are a few problems with this: We find it odd that a company would use as a main selling point that […]

How is EMS Education Like a Baseball?

How is EMS Education Like a Baseball?

By Dan Limmer Many people believe that EMS education prepares the student for the exam—not the street. A recent EMS1.com article by Steve Whitehead discussed this. Some believe that preparation for the NREMT exam is one set of information while a totally different set of material is necessary to prepare our students for the street. […]

Evolution of the Confident EMS Provider

Evolution of the Confident EMS Provider

By Dan Limmer While teaching at ClinCon 2015 in Orlando, Florida I had the good fortune to speak to some very nice EMS educators and practitioners. Two of my presentations dealt with confidence. While we lose people in EMS for many reasons (low pay, long hours, tough calls), I believe one of the major and […]