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The Limmers are experts on all things EMS. Dan Limmer is the author of major EMS textbooks like Emergency Care, EMR Complete, and EMPACT. He and his wife Stephanie founded Limmer Education in 2009 to help students succeed on their EMS tests using high-quality, clinically accurate, and educationally sound content and tools.

Since it’s National EMS week, they shared with us the most important things to know as you prepare to take your national registry certification exam, the NREMT.


There are 5 sections in the NREMT exam

  1. Airway, Ventilation and Respiration – this covers material beginning with the first assessment of the airway, through opening and maintaining the airway to oxygenation and ventilation.

  2. Cardiology and Resuscitation – this covers CPR, defibrillation and the application of running a “code” in the field. The NREMT focuses heavily on the American Heart Association guidelines in this section.

  3. Medical Emergencies and OB – this is the biggest content area on the NREMT and covers a wide range of emergencies. The obstetrics questions are often considered the most challenging since only a small portion of the EMT class is dedicated to this important topic.

  4. Trauma Emergencies – This section covers bleeding and shock as well as injuries to all parts of the body from the head to the neck, chest, abdomen, spine and extremities.

  5. Operations – the easiest way to describe this is to say that it is everything that is not covered in the first four sections. This usually includes the front and back sections of the EMT book.

Plus the final category is Pediatrics, which isn’t a section in itself. However, ten to fifteen percent of all sections (except operations) contains questions on pediatric patients.

What to know about the format of the exam

The NREMT exam is computer adaptive. This means the exam will measure your knowledge by increasing the difficulty level of questions as you progress and get items correct, until you begin to get questions wrong. The exam also uses a “best answer” format. It is written with many choices being possible but only one is clearly correct. This is different from most in-class exams in an EMT course.

Many students complain that the exam uses words or terminology that they aren’t familiar with. LimmerEducation made their first Quizlet study guide on Medical Terminology which helps that issue directly. Learning prefixes, suffixes, roots and specific terms through the flashcards in the study guide and testing yourself with the exams helps students break down words and improve understanding—not just on the exam but also for everyday in EMS.

The Medical Terminology study guide is a great way to get started mastering the medical terms so that when you do practice tests, like the ones included in the Quizlet study guide, you feel really confident.

On finding the motivation to study well

Being an EMT is rewarding because it is different. While there are certainly routine calls, the people you meet and the occasional unpredictability is what many people like about EMS. It’s not your average desk job! It may sound a bit corny, but if you are becoming an EMT to help people, you will not be disappointed.

See all EMS study guides and use code EMSWEEK to get 40% of study guides through Sunday!

In the coming weeks LimmerEducation will be adding more EMS flashcards, practice questions, and study guides to Quizlet that will help students prepare for the NREMT and other certification exams. Stay tuned!

Comments

  1. MystaryPi

    Wow! Nice information. Great to see Quizlet spreading the word about EMS.

  2. MaddieD100

    Well that's just gnarly.

  3. samduman17 PLUS

    way tae go

  4. CROCSOLDAK

    I like that Quizlet is morse like the webside as before and that you could go to the app-version when you want to on the Quizlet-app

  5. CROCSOLDAK

    Are Quizlet better than Kahoot ? Just a question.

  6. Legolas_01 PLUS

    cool

  7. Vincent868

    What is EMS?

  8. sickomodedude

    kahoot is better in some ways and quizlet is better in dif ways

  9. sickomodedude

    kahoot is better in some ways and quizlet is better in dif ways

  10. Proverbs_2_6

    AWSOME STUFF!! Thanks, Limmers!

    @Vincent868 *Emergency Medical Services

  11. Duck27

    quizlet is good for studying, Kahoot and gimkit are better in class

  12. Swaggy-P_Lynch

    The pictures are photoshopped

  13. katie13n5

    kahoot and gimkit is just games. i think quizlet is for studying, and those other stuff is to test your knowledge in playing games

  14. thesmilingtangerine

    Cool!

  15. A51LegendaryX

    noice stuff here

  16. Henry_Gerold5 PLUS

    Great info

  17. rigawiga

    love!!
    perfect for tests!!!!!
    Thank you all!

  18. VuxVux04 TEACHER

    Great news! Thanks quizlet for keeping us updated.

  19. danielpan_

    Great stuff

  20. timmybro9

    cool

  21. wbradshaw04

    #ChadAppreciation
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  22. FallenRighteous

    Get ready everyone.

  23. fantasticbutseya

    for wat

  24. mawr-guh-n

    this is class!!!!

  25. FerdySS

    This is fantastic news for all involved, I am delighted to hear of this news and I hope that the hard work continues, this is a fantastic platform for learners of all ages and is far better than kahoot. It is a true honour tp use a service as good and enriching as this one, I would like to thank, humbly, with all of my heart, all of the people at Quizlet for their continued hard work and effort.

    Oliver Gianuzzi Robinson

    Future manager of Milford United AFC football club

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    what is this

  27. esther123771

    thank you

  28. aarondaturkeymaster

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  29. Callumm17

    thank you

  30. fcsangelc

    Thanks for the Information i didn't even know these people until you Shared the news

  31. Andrew-Cubs2 PLUS

    I remember I was in EMS because I was born with this disability in 2006. In 2008, I had to go to a special pre-school which would not let me continue into 2011, so I had to do kindergarten twice. In 2013, I was in a co-teaching class, and I did not fully overcome it until 2014 when I was still in a few programs until September 2015. Then, in January 2019, I left SOS, fully guaranteeing my disability was gone. Since March, I was having problems supporting my weight, meaning my life expectancy is reduced to my upper 60s, and by my lower 60s, I might be unrecognizable. I will be in a hospital, but my youthful self may survive into my lower 50s, allow polio to set in by 2067.

  32. gabrielasiamah22

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  33. TO-PLAGU3

    LOL anyone play mope.io its god game BTW

  34. majesticKoushal

    nice but I think you could have done better if you weren't lazy.

  35. Andrew-Cubs2Code

    Anyways, this 1947 photograph of Truman was taken before EMS, and also before 3 of my grandparents, born in 1948 and 1950. Larry was born in '43. Please respond to what EMS is. Because I am on my limit I cannot text back but another Andrew-Cubs2 account will!

  36. Jamiebeachgirl

    booooo

  37. doctordean

    Thank you for helping people getting the information. Amazing states you have shared. Keep up the good work.

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