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Helping Hands

Helping Hands

One of the greatest things about being an EMS provider is the need to use both your brain and your hands as your tools of the trade. How can you protect yourself and your patient with the proper glove protocol.

Hurtful H’s and Terrible T’s

Hurtful H’s and Terrible T’s

In ACLS and PALS, we learn the H’s and T’s during cardiac events. Interestingly, we can use the H’s and T’s for not just pulseless cardiac arrest, but as one avenue for assessment of the unknowns in a patient without reliable history and information. Here is how six H’s and five T’s can be used in patient assessment.

Last Minute Things to Study for the NREMT

Last Minute Things to Study for the NREMT

We overheard Dan Limmer, our Chief Pass-ologist, talking to a student during his office hours on EMTReview.com. The student had two days until he took the NREMT exam and asked Dan what he thought he should study. Many of you are headed to the NREMT this month after completing your EMT class. We thought you might like to know what Dan said.

New LC-Ready Tutorials for Educators

New LC-Ready Tutorials for Educators

There are lots of great features for educators on LC-Ready. We have put together some resources for you to learn more about how to best use our app resources and reporting tools in your classroom.

Are computers really the issue?

Are computers really the issue?

A recent New York Times opinion piece discussed the issue of laptops in the classroom. It was a popular piece and frequently shared among EMS educators but are we looking at the problem from the wrong direction?

NREMT: Ridiculous or Relevant?

NREMT: Ridiculous or Relevant?

As exam season starts, Facebook study groups are lighting up with posts from students who find perfectly reasonable questions totally outrageous. They label the NREMT as “ridiculous” and “out of touch with the street.” Why? Because they are poorly prepared for what to expect.

The Tomato Philosophy

The Tomato Philosophy

“Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.” Miles Kington, probably never thought his quote could be used for EMS. Now let’s talk about our knowledge and wisdom of oxygen.

Tight and Right: Feedback for Item Writers

Tight and Right: Feedback for Item Writers

Writing good NREMT style questions can be difficult. Our items writers are getting great advice from Todd Vreeland on their questions. We have gathered his advice here – be sure to check it out before writing your next exam.

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.