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NREMT Paramedic Exam Study Guide

by Jim, November 19, 2010

in General Topics, NREMT Exam Information

NREMT Paramedic Exam Study Guide

Finally. A great NREMT paramedic exam study guide. There are quite a few NREMT study guides out there, but here is one that actually is a STUDY GUIDE. Imagine that. Instead of relentlessly answering question after question, this review is like a “Cliffnotes” version of paramedic school and best of all, it’s in an audio [...]

 

NREMT Exam Study Tips

by Jim, November 5, 2010

in General Topics, NREMT Exam Information

NREMT Exam Study Tips

PREPARING BEFORE THE NREMT EXAM: Schedule Time To Study Allow enough time prior to your exam to study. You do NOT want to be left cramming for an NREMT exam. Develop the habit of studying by setting a schedule for review time and stick to it. Begin each session with the most difficult areas. You [...]

 

Problem of Fraudulent EMT Certification Growing

by Jim, October 31, 2010

in General Topics

Problem of Fraudulent EMT Certification Growing

W. Ann Maggiore, JD, NREMT-P | Tuesday, July 13, 2010 If you’re providing care, you need to actually spend the time required in the classroom to be properly certified. Photo Art VandalayIn June, the state of Massachusetts revoked 211 EMT licenses after a massive investigation by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health found that they [...]

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The ABCs of Accreditation

by Jim, October 31, 2010

in General Topics

The ABCs of Accreditation

E. Jackson Allison Jr., MD, MPH, FACEP | Liz Sibley | Wednesday, August 25, 2010 Accreditation helps ensure a quality education program. Photo istockphoto.comEMS providers are well acquainted with the term quality assurance (QA), which describes a tool used to accomplish their public safety mission. Virtually every EMS organization engages in some sort of exercise [...]

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Study Reports Increased Proficiency in Prehospital ETI

by Jim, October 31, 2010

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Study Reports Increased Proficiency in Prehospital ETI

Keith Wesley, MD, FACEP | Marshall J. Washick, BAS, NREMT-P | Friday, August 13, 2010 This study examined the relationship between the number of prehospital ETI attempts and the likelihood of success. Photo Grant TherrienReview of: Warner KJ, Carlbom D, Cooke CR et al. Paramedic training for proficient prehospital endotracheal intubation. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2010;14:103–108.The [...]

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Epilepsy for EMS

by Jim, October 30, 2010

in General Topics

Epilepsy for EMS

At some point in their lives, one person in 10 will experience a seizure. By age 75, 3% will have epilepsy. So if you, as an EMS provider, haven’t encountered an epileptic or seizure patient to this point in your career, rest assured–you probably will. It is among the missions of the Epilepsy Foundation to [...]

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Continuing Your Education

by Jim, October 30, 2010

in General Topics

Continuing Your Education

In a world of excellent, innovative EMS educators, Heather Davis stands out. A registered paramedic with a master’s degree and 20-plus years in EMS, she is a familiar face at state and national EMS conferences, bringing a unique spin to the educational realm with presentations like “Movies that Teach,” “Student Discipline” and “Leading from the [...]

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