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New Educator Webinars

New Educator Webinars

Limmer Creative and Pearson/Brady have teamed up to provide an exciting series of new webinars for EMS educators. Each webinar is hosted by an expert in the field and will last approx. 60 minutes including time for questions from the audience. Registration is required to get your unique link to the webinar.

Dealing with Death and Dying in EMS

Dealing with Death and Dying in EMS

Does EMS training make witnessing death more complicated than it has to be? Dan shares a story of a death he witnessed and what his responsibility was in that situation.

Teaching ALS Providers About the Healthcare System

Teaching ALS Providers About the Healthcare System

It has been 50 years since the EMS White Paper was released. In that short time, EMS has transcended early expectations of trauma-focused service into an EMS system that has strong roots in healthcare. Whether it is Medicare, private insurance or Mobile Integrated Healthcare, EMS providers and systems are more deeply intertwined with the federal […]

The practice of cupping

The practice of cupping

Cupping is a traditional Chinese medicine modality. Practiced for centuries, it has again come into the forefront in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio where millions of people saw the dark circular marks on the back and torso of swimmer Michael Phelps as well as other athletes. In cupping, suction is created over the skin […]

10 Tips to Improve Your Differential Diagnostic Skills

10 Tips to Improve Your Differential Diagnostic Skills

Differential diagnosis is a hallmark skill for EMTs, AEMTs and paramedics. EMS has progressed beyond the “EMS doesn’t diagnose” days to become a critical thinking-oriented practice in which differential diagnosis is necessary. There’s a tenet stating that 90% of emergency medicine happens in the cognitive domain—the realm of thought. Although EMS providers’ practice is guided […]

How to Write Amazing Multiple Choice Questions

How to Write Amazing Multiple Choice Questions

by Dan Limmer If you’re reading this post, you’ve either written a multiple choice exam item or are about to begin writing one. I’ve put together my six favorite tips on how to write a killer question—seven, if you count this basic premise: Always begin with the intent to write a tight, accurate, well-constructed question. […]

How I Finally Passed the NREMT

How I Finally Passed the NREMT

  By Shane Moffitt [Note: Shane is a student at the Inland Northwest Health Services in Spokane, WA] I am proud to say that I not only had an all-star cast of instructors for my AEMT class, but my fellow classmates were of the highest caliber.  I would be honored to serve with any or all of them. […]

It’s Time to Do Away With Steps

It’s Time to Do Away With Steps

By Dan Limmer I recently posted a multiple choice question on bleeding control. It was a challenging situation in which the student would actually use a tourniquet first (the severe bleeding was from a deformed joint). I received quite a few questions about whether the answer I provided was the “NREMT-approved” answer. While it’s worth […]

Medical Terminology and the NREMT Exam

Medical Terminology and the NREMT Exam

By Dan Limmer I’m not sure I’ve ever met a student who walked out of the NREMT exam and said, “I knew all the words on the exam.” I am sure I’ve heard hundreds of people come out of the exam and say there were words and diseases they’d never, EVER heard of. So what’s […]