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Responding to the Threat of Ebola: A summary for EMS providers

By Marven Ewen, MDMedical DirectorEbola is a deadly virus that causes hemorrhagic fever and up until earlier this year has only been seen in a few sporadic outbreaks in small central African communities. The current outbreak is much larger and more sustained than any previously seen, having spread to several West African countries and now…

Dealing with Stress

by Jennifer EwenStress is an inevitable part about being both a student and a healthcare professional. It’s very important to be able to cope with stress in order to perform well in both your professional and personal life. Here are five ways to manage your stress so you can do your best work possible, both…

EMS Test Taking Strategies

By Sean Ewen, MDProgram DirectorStudents who are new to the health field often experience difficulty with the application style multiple choice questions encountered in their exams and on the NREMT certification exam. These questions typically involve several layers of knowledge recall combined with using your best judgment to answer the question. Often, the answer choices…

Memorization and Study Tips

By Jennifer EwenOne of the most important part of studying for the NREMT certification and psychomotor practical skills exams is memorization. EMT students are faced with a lot of facts and procedures that they need to memorize in order to be successful in the course. When you start studying, first you need to know what…

Planning Ahead for Weather

By Greg Johnston, EMTInstructor and retired military-trained cold weather, water search and rescue diverWelcome all current and prospective EMS professionals. It’s that time of year again when we need to start preparing for another season of cold stretches and long shifts. As none of us are getting any younger, we need to make sure our…

Understanding Emergency Cardiac Medications

By Marven Ewen, MDMedical DirectorEMTs have several medications they can use to initiate treatment of various emergency medical conditions. It’s important the EMT understands basics of the pharmacology of these interventions. When you understand how something works, as opposed to just memorizing it, you are more likely to remember the indications, contraindications and potential side…