App Review: Paramedic Review an Interactive Exam App for the iPhone

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Paramedic Review, a new iPhone App from Limmer Creative, is a sophisticated exam prep app that can be used anywhere at anytime. Much like its counter part EMT Review, a veteran Paramedic or a new medic will benefit from this application. This app is a tool for education, and in my opinion in a world were there is lots of education with a lack of motivation, this tool is a breath of fresh air. The app challenges the experienced and the new EMS professional to answer questions from these categories:

  • Preparatory
  • Airway
  • Patient assessment
  • Medical emergencies
  • Trauma emergencies
  • Special populations
  • Operations

An app user is able to test, train and review at anytime. Within the Paramedic Review App, the user is able to create specific questions to test certain areas of knowledge. If you feel like an area of your knowledge is weak, you can design lists of 5, 10, or 20 questions to brush up in that area.

The developers continued with what works, by using the “challenge me” section. Much like the EMT Review app, the user is able to access randomized questions from any of the above mentioned topics.

The tool continued to be fun and engaging as I was sitting around the station. It forced me to think about treatments and patient conditions globally. This is a tool that reminds us not to put blinders on during patient assessment.

Finally, with each question you receive a rationale of why the answer was wrong or correct. This is a great feature in my opinion because I was able to learn from my mistakes.

Paramedic Review is available on ITunes and is well worth the $3.99 purchase price. I hope the Paramedic Review app creators will create a download of more questions. Again, an upgrade of more questions will make the app adaptable.