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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 […]

5 Things Every EMT Student Should Be Taught—and Every EMT Should Know.

5 Things Every EMT Student Should Be Taught—and Every EMT Should Know.

EMS relies on tradition and habit. We’ve done things for a long time and we were often reluctant to change. We get frequent emails from students arguing that a patient should receive oxygen by NRB when that hasn’t been recommended since late 2010. We’ve compiled our list of things that students should be taught and […]

My asynchronous, blended, hybrid, flipped EMT class

My asynchronous, blended, hybrid, flipped EMT class

Don’t you just love all those buzz words? But it is true, I did design an EMT class that not only used many of the current educational strategies—and we did it with only 60 hours of in-class time. The remainder of the work was done online. Can this work? The answer is yes. It did. […]

Suicide and the EMS Provider

Suicide and the EMS Provider

The EMS Week slogan is “EMS Strong.” It is a nice concept and represents the important role of EMS in public safety. It also creates an image of the EMS provider as strong and dependable. But what happens when we don’t feel strong? Suicide in EMS providers has been in the news quite a bit […]

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 […]