The goal of airway management: Ensure adequate oxygenation and ventilation of the patient. Just the Facts Airway management can be addressed with a number of tools and techniques. Not all situations require advanced airways and management is not always a linear process. Choose the right tool for the right job and apply the necessary amount […]
(ALS) Cardiac Arrest Management
Fast Fact Study Guide: Cardiac Arrest Management Just the Facts: The interventions that increase the odds of survival in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest are quality compressions and early defibrillation. Little else has shown promise in improving outcomes. Identifying cardiac arrest – The two most important findings used to identify cardiac arrest are unresponsiveness and lack of […]
(ALS) ECG Tips
ECG Lead Placement Review Lead I (bipolar) Right Arm (+) to Left Arm (-) Lead II (bipolar) Right Arm (+) to Left Leg (-) Lead III (bipolar) Left Arm (+) to Left Leg (-) V1 (precordial) 4th IC space right of sternum V2 (precordial) 4th IC space left of sternum V4 (precordial) 5th IC space […]
(ALS) Med Math
Just the Facts Medication math is a high-risk undertaking and accounts for a disproportional number of medical errors each year. Similarly labeled medications, varying solution concentrations and difficulty estimating weight are all contributing factors in incorrect medication calculations. Each year there are as many as 210,000 deaths attributed to medical error. There may be as […]
(ALS) Medication Administration and Error Prevention
Just the Facts Recent research indicates that there may be as many as 210,000 deaths per year and 10,000 serious complications per day attributed to medical error. These errors led to over $19 billion in cost to the US healthcare system in 2016. You are human and therefore subject to the latent factors and inherent […]
(ALS) Pharmacology Basics
Quick Reference Definitions Pharmacodynamics – The study of how a drug affects an organism. Pharmacokinetics – The study of how a drug moves into, through, and out of the body. Indication – The medical condition for which the drug has proven therapeutic value. Mechanism of Action – The particular biochemical interaction by which a medication […]
10 Lies You Learned in EMT Class
Call these lies, mantras, myths or misinformation, these pieces of EMS lore have been perpetuated in classrooms forever. Don’t let these catch you up on the NREMT exam!
10 Things I Learned about the NREMT Exam from EMT PASS
Maybe the best 20 minutes of NREMT advice you’ll ever get! Dan offers 10 key test prep tips he picked up from talking with former NREMT Executive Director Bill Brown, who wrote our test prep app EMT PASS.
10 Things People Who are Successful on the NREMT Do
Compiled from many years of teaching and working with students, this list provides 10 things that people who are successful on the NREMT do starting from the first day of class.
10 Things We Learned About the NREMT Exam from Bill Brown
Advice from the former NREMT Executive Director, Bill Brown about what you need to know about the NREMT.