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, […]
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 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.
Learn what you need to study for the NREMT. Download a handy 2 page guide to use for optimal and targeted studying.
You have worked hard in class, but you won’t get certified or licensed unless you pass the test. We are committed to help you in your quest to pass the test and become an EMS provider.
By Chris Ebright Opioids, prescription and illicit, are currently the leading cause of drug overdose deaths. The current data from the Centers for Disease Control reports that 70,237 drug overdose deaths occurred in the United States in 2017. Opioids were involved in 47,600 of the cases (67.8% of all drug overdose deaths), and the sharpest […]
“Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.” Miles Kington, probably never thought his quote could be used for EMS. Now let’s talk about our knowledge and wisdom of oxygen.