By Chris Ebright Welcome to another edition of Back to the Basics! This time around, I thought I’d discuss chest trauma. The reason being, injuries to this part of the body are the second most common traumatic injury, and come with the highest cases of patient mortality; in some studies, up to sixty percent.5 You […]
Back To The Basics: That Gut Feeling
By Chris Ebright “The key to faking out the parents is the clammy hands. It’s a good non-specific symptom. I’m a big believer in it. Many people will tell you that a good phony fever is a deadlock, but you get a nervous mother, you could wind up in a doctor’s office. That’s worse than […]
How Much Oxygen Should I Give?
By Dan Limmer A friend who teaches for the Army in Texas called me and began the conversation with, “Our students preparing for the NREMT think ‘How much oxygen should this patient get?’ instead of, ‘Should this patient get oxygen?’” The Wonder Drug Phenomenon We batted around how to change that thinking. After a bit […]
Why Can’t I Pass The NREMT?
By Dan Limmer I am asked this question several times each week in emails and my weekly live online study sessions. I ask each of these frustrated candidates a series of questions. These questions require some serious introspection. The questions allow me to advise students on how to best proceed to pass the NREMT. There are three […]