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 […]
Student Topics, Tips and Tricks
You’re required to learn and remember massive amounts of clinical information. Our Tips and Tricks are a series of articles and great tools to reinforce that material and help you remember it when it counts. From clinical insights to test preparation tips, you’ll learn more here.
By Chris Ebright Ah childbirth—the miracle of life. Some EMS professionals may make several calls in which they place “storks” on their preverbal career belts, while others will never get the chance. In actuality, most emergencies and maternal deaths occur after childbirth, during the postpartum period, according to the World Health Organization. Rapid change […]
By Christopher Ebright Case You are called to a scene where a skier has fallen. The male patient is in moderate distress and complaining of lower left leg pain. Assessing the limb, you see there is a closed tibia/fibula fracture with obvious deformity. Noticeable swelling, when compared to the right leg, is observed. Additionally, a […]
By Christopher Ebright Case You respond to an accident involving a semi-truck that drove off a bridge five hours ago and fell approximately 50 feet onto a set of railroad tracks. The driver, who fell asleep at the wheel, is still entrapped within the cab. His lower extremities, from the hip down, are still pinned […]
Does EMS training make witnessing death more complicated than it has to be? Dan shares a story of a death he witnessed and what his responsibility was in that situation.
By Chris Ebright EMS is called to a residence to assist in the search for a missing child. At the scene, EMTs are informed that numerous officers are combing a four-block area for a three-year-old male that wandered away from his uncle’s home. The uncle states he was filling a cooler with ice in the […]
The NREMT isn’t going to test facts alone. They test application of those facts. You need to know the material at a deeper level. Learn how to get more practice in answering application questions.
Strategies for students waiting to take the NREMT. You are confused. You are angry. You may have been displaced from the classroom and lab. Your dream of becoming an EMT, AEMT, or paramedic by taking the NREMT this May might not be a reality. The Pearson Vue test centers are closed. When they open, the […]
Students mean a wide variety of things when they say they hit the books—many of which don’t turn out to be particularly beneficial when it comes to exam preparation. What should you do?
The H’s and T’s are not just for pulseless cardiac arrest, but as one avenue for assessment of the unknowns in a patient without reliable history and information. Here is how six H’s and five T’s can be used in patient assessment.