By Christopher Ebright Traumatic brain injury is the leading cause of death and disability in children and young adults in the United States. It is also a major concern among people over 75, with high rates of death and hospitalization.1 Common mechanisms of injury over all age groups include motor vehicle crashes, falls, injuries from firearms, […]
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 Christopher Ebright At 1200 hours, EMS responds to an extended care facility for a seizure. Upon arrival, the crew observes an 89-year-old male lying in bed supine, not responding to their presence. His eyes remain closed, has noticeable bilateral hand tremors, and upper extremity decorticate posturing. The patient’s airway is clear, with noticeable dry […]
EMS loves mechanism of injury. The excitement of pulling up to a big crash, examining the forces that cause injuries other crews wish they responded to. Yes, we love mechanism of injury.
There is one pesky problem with mechanism of injury: It isn’t that reliable.
By Christopher Ebright Stroke is a significant cause of mortality and morbidity in the United States, ranking fifth among all causes of death.1,2 According to the American Heart Association, every 3 minutes and 42 seconds someone dies of a stroke, accounting for approximately 1 of every 19 deaths. Additionally, 62% of stroke deaths occur in the […]
By Dan Limmer I am asked this question several times each week in emails and my weekly live online study sessions. I ask each of these frustrated candidates a series of questions. These questions require some serious introspection. The questions allow me to advise students on how to best proceed to pass the NREMT. There are three […]
We get a lot of calls and emails from people who have failed the NREMT. We seem to get more from people who have failed the NREMT three times. They are about to take a refresher class and come to us for advice. Our Chief Knowledge Office Dan Limmer answers their questions – and we wanted to share some of his advice.