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 […]
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.
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.
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.
By Chris Ebright Oxygen. We love it, and it keeps us alive. The atmosphere contains 21 percent oxygen, and we exhale, on average, 16 percent. Thus, with the billions and billions of cells within our body, they operate using only 5 percent of the oxygen we intake. Simply amazing! As efficient as the body is, […]
By Chris Ebright Case Presentation EMS responds to a residence for a seven-year-old male with a cough and trouble breathing. This episode began two hours ago and has been accompanied by a runny nose without any other symptoms. His mother has been treating him with albuterol by a nebulizer, but he has progressively become more […]
We overheard Dan Limmer, our Chief Pass-ologist, talking to a student during his office hours on EMTReview.com. The student had two days until he took the NREMT exam and asked Dan what he thought he should study. Many of you are headed to the NREMT this month after completing your EMT class. We thought you might like to know what Dan said.
There is a good chance you’ll see a burn question on the NREMT exam. Here are a few tips for mastering the burn knowledge and formulas you may need. Burns are classified by depth: superficial, partial-thickness and full-thickness (see table). The image is a partial thickness burn. Note the blisters, wet appearance and missing layer […]
I’m not sure I’ve ever met a student who walked out of the NREMT exam and said, “I knew all the words on the exam.” I am sure I’ve heard hundreds of people come out of the exam and say there were words and diseases they’d never, EVER heard of.
Good decisions are the hallmark of the best public safety professionals. Sometimes though, a morally good decision may violate policy, put your job at risk or create friction between team members.