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4 Steps for Evaluating a NREMT Question

4 Steps for Evaluating a NREMT Question

What is the most important information in the stem of a question? We propose that there are 4 steps you can use to best evaluate a NREMT question.

Stages of Grief over the NREMT Exam

Stages of Grief over the NREMT Exam

In my years of helping students pass the NREMT, I have observed thoughts and actions similar to those familiar with Dr. Kubler Ross’ stages of death and dying. The stages begin with shock after exposure to good NREMT style practice exam questions and continue as the student continues to prepare for the NREMT.

Do you fail if you kill a patient?

Do you fail if you kill a patient?

Our friend, Becky Valentine, posted a note on her Facebook page telling a story where she heard a student waiting to take their final practical ask, “Is it a fail if you kill the patient?” It is a great anecdote—and one of the many questions our students ask that make us both smile and shake […]

High Tech/Low Tech in EMS Education

High Tech/Low Tech in EMS Education

Much is said today about the tech-enabled classroom. Simulation, classroom response systems (polling) and gaming are becoming mainstream practices. These high tech methods create a dynamic classroom that appeals to students and provides solid education. But what about low tech? All too often EMS is an all-or-nothing proposition. In this case, either heavily reliant on […]

Our 2017 Wishes for EMS Education

Our 2017 Wishes for EMS Education

In our third annual round up of wishes for EMS Education we see two overall themes prevail. We have some new wishes and some oldie but goodie wishes (Hint: more Pathophys!)

We Still Aren’t Teaching Enough Pathophysiology

We Still Aren’t Teaching Enough Pathophysiology

We put weekly poll questions on our EMTReview.com site. They are designed to challenge students or highlight important topics. On one recent pathophysiology question, we noticed that very few students got the correct answer. The answers they chose showed very little understanding of pathophysiology. We probably don’t have to mention that one of the hallmarks […]

A Look Back at EMS Education in 2016

A Look Back at EMS Education in 2016

Limmer Creative has been posting our wishes for EMS education for a couple of years now. While 2016 was quite a year with intense politics and numerous celebrity deaths, let’s see how EMS fared this year by taking a look back at our 2016 list. Embrace the 2015 AHA Guidelines – Success We have (finally) […]

Moral Dilemmas in Public Safety

Moral Dilemmas in Public Safety

By Dan Limmer Many years ago when I was a young police officer in Upstate New York, I was dispatched to a domestic call. A young woman and her boyfriend had a violent dispute. He fled the scene before I got there. It concerned me because he had exhibited some classic power and control actions […]

NREMT Releases Spinal Immobilization Guidance

NREMT Releases Spinal Immobilization Guidance

Whenever there are changes in practice, students and educators alike wonder (or more like agonize about) how and when the changes will be implemented on the NREMT exam. Fortunately, the NREMT is pretty straightforward with information in this regard. They have posted dates for American Heart Association changes and changes to bleeding control when tourniquets […]