Our free NREMT Review session earlier this month had almost 1,000 people attend! The audience had lots of great questions about the NREMT, about clinical care and about the practice scenarios that Dan presented. We’ll cover some of the specifics of the practice scenarios in another post, but we want to go ahead and answer the most-asked questions about NREMT prep and test-taking.
What are the true measures of success for educators? Our prior post looked at student success. It is time to focus on educators. While some may believe education is merely a combination of content and presentation, there are other factors that have a powerful impact on the success of an educator. As you read this, think about where you believe you succeed or need work, and perhaps more importantly, where your students think you may need to put in additional effort.
You are about to teach an AEMT or paramedic class. You have a group of wide-eyed EMTs wanting to learn more and progress to the next level (or to at least play with needles). How can you tell if your new students have the raw material it takes to succeed at an advanced level? Or perhaps you are finishing an EMT class, and you want to assess how well the students learned during your course—and how they will be able to think and function in the field.
During our webinars, we get to hear from many of the attendees, but there are often so many questions we can’t get to during the session. Our Chief Knowledge Officer, Dan Limmer, answered some of the most common questions for you.
Let’s explore motivation and how it helps shape the type of educator we are. Be careful; this may be a revelation you didn’t realize you needed!
By Chris Ebright–Do you ever notice that the shape and contour of a grain of pollen looks eerily similar to the Death Star from Star Wars? Many patients with seasonal allergies probably think George Lucas completely hit that nail on the head. The substance that causes their misery due to an allergic reaction is an allergen.
Hematological disorders are rare in the prehospital arena; however, it is important to understand the physiology behind these disease states. Increased knowledge will enable healthcare providers to conduct an improved assessment and better understand treatment for those patients.
By Chris Ebright “Anything will burn with enough gasoline and dynamite.” – Robert Heinlein When a patient is severely burned, it changes their life. Not only in that moment, but for years to come. Annually, over two million people in the U.S. are treated for burns, and fortunately, the majority are not considered life […]
Hematology: the subject in EMT or paramedic school where you thought, “Why do I need to know this?” I am even willing to admit it is not one of my favorite sections to teach. Interestingly though, one of the consistent issues is that many patients with a hematological disorder have complicated medical histories. As such, when they experience an acute exacerbation, their condition requires EMS professionals to perform a more thorough-than-normal assessment and physical exam. A thorough understanding of the pathophysiology of these diseases, early recognition, and prompt transport can reduce patient morbidity and mortality.
EMS professionals must consider the unique pediatric trauma victims’ anatomy and physiology during the interim treatment and transport. How do these differences from adults influence the findings during a trauma assessment and then dictate the ensuing management? Let’s take a closer look.