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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 […]

Limmer Creative Releases STEMI Ready App to increase 12-lead ECG interpretation proficiency

Limmer Creative Releases STEMI Ready App to increase 12-lead ECG interpretation proficiency

Kennebunk, Maine – Limmer Creative announces the release of its STEMI Ready training program to enhance clinical interpretation of 12-lead ECGs by paramedics, nurses and physicians.  “The cardiac care system begins with EMTs and paramedics in the field and continues through to the cath lab.” Says Limmer Creative Founder and paramedic Dan Limmer. “Interpretation is […]

The State of Cardiac Resuscitation: It’s about the BLS

The State of Cardiac Resuscitation: It’s about the BLS

If an EMS system wanted to improve their survival rate for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, the most important things they can do are at the BLS level. Not to say there isn’t a place for ALS, but it’s all about the BLS. (Insert Meghan Trainor music here.) As we anxiously await the 2015 AHA guidelines being released […]

Why I am a Limmer-holic

Why I am a Limmer-holic

We are proud to say that we have developed some pretty fanatical fans. These fans have either been helped themselves or believe that Limmer Creative products helped their students pass the NREMT exam. Our fan base was upped a notch when we received an email with the subject line “Why I am a Limmer-holic” from Steven who […]

5 Resources for People Getting Back into EMS

Limmer Creative and our products were recently cited in a list of 5 Resources For People Getting Back into EMS by Bob Sullivan at the EMS Patient Perspective blog. When you love what you do and are proud of your product, it is fabulous to get recognized for it.  It is icing on the cake when you […]

SAMPLE is Dead

SAMPLE is Dead

By Dan Limmer EMTs have been taught a SAMPLE history for some time. While it is an easy mnemonic, it has evolved into a rote process for conducting an assessment. It is time to shed our dependence on the SAMPLE history and use a more mature and appropriate process for history and physical examination. Old […]

10 Tips to Revive Your Patient Assessment

10 Tips to Revive Your Patient Assessment

Sometimes we go back into the archives and find a presentation that Dan did some time ago. This top ten list comes from a popular EMT presentation Dan did about 10 years ago called Reviving Your Patient Assessment. Some things never change. 10. Don’t splint your patient to death – multiple fractures = multiple trauma. Don’t miss the […]

Our Wishes for EMS Education in 2015

Our Wishes for EMS Education in 2015

Embrace pathophysiology as a foundation for learning. One of the major differences between the 1994 EMT-B curriculum and the existing EMS Education Standards is the need to know why. As we move into the year 2015 it seems many are still struggling with teaching pathophysiology at the EMT level. Pathophysiology is the foundation for understanding […]