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 […]
Student Study Guides
Your book is too big and your class lectures were long. Where do you go when you just want the down and dirty facts? Our Study Guides provide just the right amount of relevant clinical information and insights to help you pass the test—and practice clinically as an EMT. Study Guides provide a review of A&P and pathophysiology, along with the signs, symptoms, treatments and clinical facts you need—quickly and accurately.
(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 […]
5 Week Study Guide – Week 1
The airway section of the NREMT exam isn’t the biggest as far as percentage of questions on the exam—but it weaves its way throughout the exam in assessment, medical and trauma questions where you will need to make important decisions on when to suction or open the airway, when to administer oxygen, and when to ventilate. This week will provide important practice in making the decisions you will be asked to make on the NREMT—and on the street after you pass the exam.
5 Week Study Guide – Week 2
Trauma is a wide-ranging section covering bleeding, shock and speciﬁc injuries to diﬀerent parts of the body. You’ll need to know how to assess for and treat these injuries as well as how to treat a critical patient with multiple trauma.
5 Week Study Guide – Week 3
The medical emergencies topic covers everything from respiratory and cardiac conditions to overdoses to strokes and diabetes. There is a lot of information in this week’s material and it is a significant portion of the NREMT. If you need to take a little more than a week for a section, this is the one to do it with.
5 Week Study Guide – Week 4
This may be the week with the least amount of learning activities—but this narrow scope of material accounts for more than 20% of the NREMT examination. The NREMT not only wants you to know the facts and figures of CPR, you’ll also need to know how to run a “code,” think critically about resuscitation decisions and troubleshoot when things go wrong.