How can you tell if your new students have the raw material it takes to succeed at an advanced level? Pathophysiology is one of the foundational elements of success at the EMT level—but perhaps the most challenging to teach—and especially integrate. Here are 6 questions to evaluate pathophysiology and pathophysiology-based thinking.
Like many in EMS, we were surprised by JEM’s decision to stop publishing the print version of the journal. What does this mean for EMS and how do we in EMS best respond to the online version? Our Chief Pass-ologist posted his views on Facebook.
There are many reasons to create exam items. We want to verify student knowledge, evaluate our instruction and prepare our students for the national certification exam. With all this in mind, the following guide can be used to help create effective exam items.
We have rolled out new versions of all our iTunes and Google Play apps that will bring you 2 exciting new changes. Be sure to update your apps to get this new functionality and content! Read more…
It’s hard not to think of an EMS provider NOT having a bit of damaged brain to choose this profession, but the reality is unlike the callouses on our hands we develop from our tough work, our brains do not afford us this protection.
Like our trauma patients, our thoughts on trauma care seem to go to extremes. We must balance prompt transport with adequate assessment and valuable on-scene care. While the need to transport our patients for surgical intervention is undeniable, the physical and mental toolboxes for determining criticality in trauma assessment have never been greater.
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.
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.
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.
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.