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How to Pass the NREMT

Passing the NREMT starts with taking responsibility for your own learning. Choose success. To achieve success, do the work throughout the course: Go to class and sit in the front row Ask your teacher questions, but never ask “Do we need to know this for the test?” Read the textbook before class Take notes Review […]

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Reader Question: Paramedic Review Books and NREMT Test Prep

A reader writes, “Do you have a suggestion for good paramedic review books or computer programs for NREMT paramedic examination prep?” Share your suggestions in the comments area. I have heard good things about, but have not used: FISDAP EMSTesting.com from Platinum Education Limmer Creative Apps   #166273145 / gettyimages.com

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Best EMT Test Prep Ideas

At the Minnesota EMS Educators conference I was really struck when Heather Davis said, “More practice tests are more effective than more studying.“ If you fail a written test, especially if the questions are application and comprehension, rather than retention your time is better spent becoming a better test taker. Sure if you fail a […]

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Posts Outside the Service Area: Reminders and Resources from our Friends

Stephanie Limmer had been posting about her journey through EMT school. In a final post she reminds us that often the most difficult part of EMT or paramedic training is balancing all of the other responsibilities we have outside of class. Sometimes students stay in class way too long, further exacerbating home and work problems, […]

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SlideShare: Is it Cheating or Group Problem Solving

Today, at 1 pm CT, I am presenting “Is it Cheating or Group Problem Solving” to EMS Educators in the HealthONE webinar series.¬†There is still time to register. I hope you can attend. These are the slides I am presenting. Is it Cheating or Group Problem Solving from Greg Friese

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My First Coursera Course Completion: Grow to Greatness Part 1

Last week I finished my first Coursera course, Grow to Greatness: Smart Growth for Private Business, Part 1. The course was a combination of: Video lectures Online discussion forums Live video office hours Short quizzes Reading assignments The course finished with a multiple choice exam. A “passing score” was needed to earn this statement of […]

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Recommendations for Returning to EMS

A paramedic has “been out of the field for a few years” and wants to get back in. Last week I asked subscribers what study guides, practice tests, web sites, training programs, and books they would recommend to this paramedic. These are the responses I received: Review NREMT Requirements John recommends starting with reviewing the […]

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App Information: EMT Tutor

This post was contributed by Micah Holmes of Code3Apps. Leave a comment about what makes a great EMS and you might get picked for a free EMT Tutor download code. The EMT Tutor (iTunes link) is an educational development app for the EMT.¬† It was developed drawing from my knowledge and past experience, which includes […]

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Navigating the Cone Course with an Ambulance

Below is several videos from the Hackensack VAC of drivers navigating a cone course with an ambulance. When navigating the cone course, just as you would in normal ambulance operations: 1. Put on your seatbelt as soon as you get in the ambulance. I have seen several drivers immediately fail the test for not donning […]

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NREMT Item Writing Workshop Day 1 Recap

I just completed day 1 of an NREMT item writing workshop at NREMT headquarters in Columbus, Ohio. So far it has been a great experience and I have learned a lot about the process of constructing test items. Item Writer Selection The NREMT regularly invites EMS educators to apply to be item writers. I submitted […]