Call these lies, mantras, myths or misinformation, these pieces of EMS lore have been perpetuated in classrooms forever. Don’t let these catch you up on the NREMT exam!
Maybe the best 20 minutes of NREMT advice you’ll ever get! Dan offers 10 key test prep tips he picked up from talking with former NREMT Executive Director Bill Brown, who wrote our test prep app EMT PASS.
EMS relies on tradition and habit. We’ve done things for a long time and we were often reluctant to change. Here is our compilation of things students should be taught and current EMTs should know.
You are about to teach an AEMT or paramedic class. You have a group of wide-eyed EMTs wanting to learn more and progress to the next level (or to at least play with needles). How can you tell if your new students have the raw material it takes to succeed at an advanced level? Or perhaps you are finishing an EMT class, and you want to assess how well the students learned during your course—and how they will be able to think and function in the field.
The introductory module of any course has important information, but EMT students frequently gloss over that content for the “cool” material. This quiz will reveal if you paid attention on A&P, lifespan development, medical/legal and more.
Hematological disorders are rare in the prehospital arena; however, it is important to understand the physiology behind these disease states. Increased knowledge will enable healthcare providers to conduct an improved assessment and better understand treatment for those patients.
Hematology: the subject in EMT or paramedic school where you thought, “Why do I need to know this?” I am even willing to admit it is not one of my favorite sections to teach. Interestingly though, one of the consistent issues is that many patients with a hematological disorder have complicated medical histories. As such, when they experience an acute exacerbation, their condition requires EMS professionals to perform a more thorough-than-normal assessment and physical exam. A thorough understanding of the pathophysiology of these diseases, early recognition, and prompt transport can reduce patient morbidity and mortality.
Learn the pros and cons of an EMS career in fire service, with guest presenter Rom Duckworth! The fire service is known for stable employment, good pay, benefits and retirement. It’s estimated that 75-80% of all fire department runs are EMS calls. Most fire departments require at least EMT certification to be hired.
This is what we mean when we say the NREMT exam is not like the average class exam. Students can use this example to practice for the NREMT. Educators can use it to learn how to write test questions that are more like the National Registry’s and more challenging to students.
There was a TV show called “What’s My Line” from the 1950s – the 1970s. I have memories of watching this show with my grandparents back then. The celebrity panel asked questions of people on the show to guess their occupation. Why am I writing about this old TV show? I was looking for a […]