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.
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.
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.
The percentage of venomous snakes is small compared to the number of non-venomous species. It is still not very comforting, but it makes it less likely you will encounter a snake-bitten patient who has been envenomated. That being said, let’s explore some information regarding the varieties of North American venomous snakes.
The attached exercise is designed to help students wrap their head around body system exams as a precursor to differential diagnostic decision-making.
This exercise helps students with assessments in the chest pain patient and helps students begin to hone their differential diagnostic skills.
There was a TV show called “What’s My Line” from the 1950s – the 1970s. I have memories of watching this show with my grandparents back then. The celebrity panel asked questions of people on the show to guess their occupation. Why am I writing about this old TV show? I was looking for a […]
Do you challenge your students with critical thinking scenarios in lectures? Should you save that for the lab portion of the EMS program? Should you do both? These are questions educators have struggled with as long as there have been EMS courses.
We know there are thousands of students taking the NREMT after the holidays. We thought we’d ask our Chief Knowledge Officer and exam prep guru Dan Limmer for a review of some of his favorite pieces of exam prep advice. This is what he said. When preparing for the NREMT: Ignore most of the things […]