8 Ways to Improve Patient Assessment Skills

Patient assessment is a very important skill every EMS professional will use. The National EMS Education Standards, Emergency Medical Technician instructional guidelines devote a significant amount of class time to teaching students the knowledge and skills needed to perform patient assessment. Patient assessment is broken down into three steps. Primary Assessment: This is the quick, Read More

The History of CPR Manikin Little Anne

Usually one gets to know a little bit about someone before pressing their lips up against theirs. But how many of the over 300 million people who have been “mouth to mouth” with Little Anne, also known as Resusci Anne, know her background? In 1960, Dr. Bjorn Lind and Dr. Peter Safar approached Asmund S. Read More

Impact of Natural Disasters on Healthcare Responders

In times of natural disasters, of course healthcare responders, from volunteers, EMS, and nurses, are going to be on call. Are you preparing your students for healthcare challenges that come with flooding, hurricanes, earthquakes, and other disasters? Health Concerns During Natural Disasters Contaminated water can spread disease, as can sheltering with large groups. Stomach viruses, Read More

Changes to the NREMT Exam: A White Paper

Established in 1970, the mission of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) is to develop and administer certification exams that measure the competency of emergency medical services (EMS) providers in the United States. Since most states require NREMT paramedic certification before they will issue a license to practice, the NREMT exams are high-stakes Read More

Signs and Symptoms of Dehydration

Getting thirsty on a hot summer day is a normal reaction. But dehydration can sneak up on you if you’re unusually busy or active, and don’t take a break to get some water. Common Signs of Dehydration Everyone is likely familiar with these warning signs of dehydration. Increased thirst or dry mouth Feeling more tired Read More

Educate Rapid Response Teams on Marathon Injuries

As the weather warms up, recreational activities move outdoors. Marathons, for example, pose challenges for emergency response professionals tasked with supervising runner health. Several injuries are common during the strain of a long distance race. Nearby medical professionals are organized into rapid response teams (RRT) trained to recognize, respond, and treat severe injuries. Common Marathon Read More