Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a magical formula to guarantee a passing result on the NREMT?Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a magical formula to guarantee a passing result on the NREMT? Sadly, there isn’t. But we do have some ideas of what the components might be. There are a few different […]
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What really is the most important information in the stem of a question? We propose these 4 steps to better analyzing a NREMT question.
By Dan Limmer Most everyone remembers the stages of death and dying from those first few nights of EMT class – denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. In my years of helping students pass the NREMT, I have observed thoughts and actions similar to those familiar stages introduced by Dr. Kubler Ross. The stages begin […]
Five examples of things students must know for the NREMT but frequently leave class without.
EMS relies on tradition and habit. We’ve done things for a long time and we were often reluctant to change. Here is our compilation of things students should be taught and current EMTs should know.
One of the biggest pieces of advice given for the NREMT (or any exam for that matter) is “Don’t read into the questions.” It is solid advice—yet many students don’t totally understand its meaning.
By Dan Limmer A recent New York Times opinion piece discussed the use of laptops in the classroom, It was a popular piece and frequently shared among EMS educators. I think the premise may be correct: In a lecture setting, note-taking via computer may not facilitate learning as much as handwriting class notes. But why […]
By Chris Ebright The previous edition of Back to the Basics discussed the differences between ventilation and respiration. As long as those physiological processes are functional, pulmonary capillaries can suck up the available alveolar oxygen and inject carbon dioxide in the opposite direction. Now, that is all well and good, but what if blood never circulated […]
By Chris Ebright This initial installment of the Back to the Basics series is going to compare and contrast a common chief complaint: shortness of breath. Many etiologies provoke this, but many EMT students have a hard time differentiating a dyspneic congestive heart failure patient from one with chronic bronchitis. Both conditions present with physical […]
By Chris Ebright You were taught from day one of taking vital signs to count respirations. However, I am here to say that your stellar EMT instructor let you down because she/he was wrong. The same incorrect terminology is also written in numerous textbooks, on run reports, and spoken everyday between medical professionals. So now you’re […]