Even experienced clinicians can be stumped when patients present with multiple pathologies. Getting to that conclusion requires that an assessment be complete as possible. This includes taking into consideration all presenting signs and symptoms. Test your knowledge using this scenario.
By Chris Ebright Case You respond to an accident involving a semi-truck that drove off a bridge five hours ago and fell approximately 50 feet onto a set of railroad tracks. The driver, who fell asleep at the wheel, is still entrapped within the cab. His lower extremities, from the hip down, are still pinned […]
As classes wrap up for the semester, and the NREMT draws near for many, students will scour the app stores for preparation and review material. They’ve got their work cut out for them, having to sort out which apps will be most helpful in their success. One way to do this is to look at […]
By Christopher Ebright Case You are called to a scene where a skier has fallen. The male patient is in moderate distress and complaining of lower left leg pain. Assessing the limb, you see there is a closed tibia/fibula fracture with obvious deformity. Noticeable swelling, when compared to the right leg, is observed. Additionally, a […]
You don’t study as much as you should and when you do, you often study the wrong things. EMTReview.com now offers Premium and Premium Plus subscribers a new resource: 5 Week Study Guides—one week for each section of the NREMT—to help you study the most important things in a reasonable time frame. Get a sample here!
How can we better prepare our BLS students to transition to ALS?
Two podcasts and a research paper make this week’s list. Eastern Kentucky University has a powerhouse faculty and alumni base who we see flex their muscle a bit this week. The research paper was an interesting angle on medics and ROSC: If a medic works codes regularly, the patient has a greater chance of ROSC
It is our belief that the EMT classroom has much to gain from the use of simulation. We have provided a handful of ideas on how to integrate simulation into your EMT classes, both BLS and ALS.
The benefits of simulation in an EMS class are wide-ranging and surprisingly easy to do, for BOTH BLS and ALS.
Every piece of study advice you receive will tell you “DON’T WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE!”, but we all know that’s easier said than done. Even if you have had the time and foresight to study consistently for the weeks approaching the exam, a night before refresher is never a bad idea.