Perhaps one of the most frequent calls for EMS, it is vital to know how to assess the cardiac and respiratory system. This clinical minute provides information on high-yield techniques.
The neurological system is the control center for the entire body. This clinical minute explains some of the most important neurological assessments you can perform as an EMT.
It is important for an EMT to know how to assess various body systems. This clinical minute explains why.
There are 5 stages of death and dying. This clinical minute discusses each and the relevant to patients and family you will meet.
Do you challenge your students with critical thinking scenarios in lectures? Should you save that for the lab portion of the EMS program? Should you do both? These are questions educators have struggled with as long as there have been EMS courses.
This article is challenging to write. Not because I don’t know what to say—I have too much to say. How do you write an article about patient assessment, the current issue with skill sheets, organizational culture and rules, and creating effective educational guidelines for complex tasks?
Like other EMS educators, I have struggled with ways to help my students learn, study, and succeed. I was guilty of telling my students they must read the textbook; in fact, I would tell them to read it more than once. It wasn’t until I realized that textbooks aren’t novels; they are a resource and a reference; they don’t have to be read from cover to cover. Students should focus on the topics they are struggling the most to comprehend.
Test your knowledge of the highest-selling and most commonly prescribed to patients with chronic illness and disease.
I’ve been teaching educator classes for many years. I’m also about a year into a full-time teaching gig here in Texas. One day I started to sit down and write thoughts and observations about EMS education. There were more than this, but I felt these were the 10 most relevant in the big picture approach.
I hope you enjoy them!
In a recent blog post, Limmer’s Laws of EMS Education, I received many great responses. I knew one of the laws would get some comments—and I wasn’t disappointed. It was the “Law” about passion. Several people asked if it was a typo that passion isn’t required. Never one to shy away from a contrary stand, I put it out there.
I don’t think passion is required for an educator. I believe things are better when passionately delivered. But it isn’t required.