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u/TheNewNorth · 1 pointr/ems

This is a good question - and your situation isn't unique. I can suggest the following: listen to podcasts that are relevant. I can suggest a few - EMCrit, Prehospital and Retrieval Medicine, Sydney HEMS are the ones I listen to. They have great discussion about advanced airway management, including changing ideas in the realm of airway management. Also, read about it. It sounds silly as you just finished medic school, but I can promise you that there is so much more out there on the topic then you were exposed to in school. I've suggested this book before, and I'll suggest it again: Manual of Emergency Airway Management. It's a wonderful place to start when you really want to get good at advanced airway management. Also, run through scenarios, and procedures in your head. Practice airway assessments on patients you'll likely not have to intubate. Use your time at work to learn all the cerebral aspects of managing an airway. It's such a critical skill, we as Paramedics need to be better at at.

Your job, this profession, expects you to be a very proficient "Laryngoscopist". If you only got to preform 1 intubation in school (which boggles my mind! No OR time at all?), then you've got a lot of catching up to do. BUT, knowing you've got work to do to improve is HUGE. Many medics think they know it all, and end up hurting people, and lo-and-behold, eventually they get ETT's taken away from them. You seem to know you need work. Start with my suggestions, and I promise you, you will get better. Just never get complacent.

u/Saol_Sabhail · 1 pointr/ems

Glendale Community College. In Arizona, great instructors.

I have the order of the main assessments down its trying to remember everything in each of the assessments like this is what I have so far...


Scene Size Up:

  1. BSI / Scene Safety
  2. MoI / NoI
  3. Number of PT
  4. Call for ALS / Transport
  5. C-Spine consideration.

    Primary Assess.:
  6. Gen. Impression
  7. Level of Consciousness
  8. Chief Complaint
  9. Airway, Check for obstructions, fluids and objects, consider OPA / NPA
  10. Breathing, check for breathing, consider BVM, Oxygen. Log
  11. Circulation, Look for obvious bleeding, check Carotid Pulse & Radial Pulse (Do that to maybe get an idea of shock).
  12. Transport priority considerations.

  13. Vitals, BP, P, Resp, skin
  14. SAMPLE (Sign / Symptoms, Allergies, Medicine, Past Pert. Info, Last Intake, Event)

    Secondary Assess.:
  15. Palpate and Inspect the head for DCAP-BTLS +
  16. Palpate and Inspect the Neck for DCAP-BTLS, Trachea placement, Vertebrae... uh.. side stepping?
  17. Palpate and Inspect the Chest for DCAP-BTLS +
  18. Palpate and inspect the Abdomen / Pelvis for DCAP BTLS, (Is distention part of DCAP?), Groin.
  19. Palpate and Inspect Lower extremities for DCAP-BTLS +
  20. Palpate and Inspect Upper extremities for DCAP-BTLS +
  21. Palpate and inspect Posterior and buttox for DCAP-BTLS +

  22. Start back at Primary and re-asses if the patient needs anything new, replaced or adjusted.



    Scene Size Up:
  23. BSI / Scene Safety
  24. MoI / NoI
  25. Number of PT
  26. Call for ALS / Transport
  27. C-Spine consideration.

    Primary Assess.:
  28. Gen. Impression
  29. Level of Consciousness
  30. Chief Complaint
  31. Airway, Check for obstructions, fluids and objects, consider OPA / NPA
  32. Breathing, check for breathing, consider BVM, Oxygen.
  33. Circulation, Look for obvious bleeding, check Carotid Pulse & Radial Pulse (Do that to maybe get an idea of shock).
  34. Transport priority considerations.

    Secondary Assess.:
  35. ... lost here, this is the S in SAMPLE right? OPQRSTI
  36. This should be the rest of SAMPLE, Allergy, Medicine, Past Pert. Info, Last Intake, Event.
  37. Uhm... is this where you check Cardiovascular, Nurological, Integumentary, Reporductive, Pulmanary, Musculoskeletal, GI/GU... and 1 more I dont know
  38. Dont know the rest of secondary :/

  39. Vitals, BP, P, Resp. Skin.



    Sorry I wrote it all out, but I have till Wednesday and writing it out with out looking at it kinda helps me remember it plus it allows people to help correct anything I got wrong (Correct to NREMT skill sheets as thats what were being tested on) and so yea...

    Secondary Medical is really tough because we have literally had 1 hands on lab day... which consisted of standing over a dummy for 30 minutes just saying what we were suppose to do for Trauma... My class is not really big on meeting out side of class hours either so I am kinda boned on that as our class started Jan. 14 and the "Tutor" class we payed for does not even start until the 6th. My instructor is great but the class is kinda... not as willing to meet up outside of class :/ if I pass this skills test and vitals test I am going to try and just get ride alongs like 3 times a week to help see it in action.

    But ya, thanks for reading this jumble if you did and thanks for taking the time to help out.

    EDIT: To the question about instructors, one of my instructors wrote the EMT Crash Course book that we use in class
u/disturbed286 · 1 pointr/ems

I had good luck with a book called Success! For the EMT Basic. It has practice tests in it, and the answer key gives rationale for why the answer is the correct one as well. Very helpful and not terribly expensive.


Good luck!

u/Rye22 · 5 pointsr/ems

Best book on the market in my opinion is Rapid Interpretation of EKGs. Its been in print for decades, and its definitely held up over time as the best EKG books out there. It covers everything you need to know to have a solid understanding of the fundamentals of EKGs, and it does so in a way thats easy to understand.

The author is a convicted felon and child pornographer. But don't worry too much about that, its still a great book.

u/MedicUp · 2 pointsr/ems

I think Learn Rhythm adult is a good way to get started, but certainly pick up an introduction to EKG type book. People love Dale Dubin's EKG book (albeit he has a pretty sketchy background...) so you'll find a lot of people referring it.

If I recall though the Learn: Rhythm Adult course only covers 3-lead EKGs, and for a tech position you do want to learn a bit about 12 leads. The Physio Control 12 Lead made Easy program was fairly decent if I remember correctly.

u/TheComebacKid · 1 pointr/ems

I passed my national on the third try. All three times I went up to 120 questions. First and second try were a week apart. the third test I studied for two months to make sure I passed. I got this book on amazon, studied every question, and any question I got wrong I wrote it on a google doc with the correct answer. By the end of the book I had about 12 pages of material I didn't understand. After that I just studied those 12 pages until I was ready. Like I said, the third time I went to 120 q's, but I was very confident in all my answers. Hope that helps.

u/antt07 · 1 pointr/ems

You definitely had the dog bite one right in my opinion because it's scene safety first. As for the patient hand off I never had any questions like that. That's tough. Also, since you have your report of how you did on the diff sections focus on the ones that you were below passing on BOTH tests since that is what is getting you. Last thing to consider is this book:

I went through about a third of it and I think it probably helped me out in deciding how to prioritize the steps of patient care for the different scenarios. You may want to purchase it.

u/ayjak · 1 pointr/ems

This is going to sound ridiculous, but the most valuable thing for me when I was studying/taking the exam itself was to stop thinking. My instructor for the course made us realize that the registry questions aren't designed to have you sitting there, furiously mapping out exactly what would happen in the scenario; they're asked in a way that you can think on a basic level, so that if it was real life you'd immediately know what to do. I noticed that if I found myself second guessing an answer, I just needed to move on. Most likely, the initial instinct was correct.

A few other things:

  • If scene safety/BSI is an option, that's most likely the correct answer.

  • If ABCs are an option, that's most likely the correct answer.

  • Study OB. It ends up popping up a LOT, and it's something that takes a lot of people by surprise.

  • Look into getting this book if you haven't already. It's basically pages and pages of practice questions, and there's a CD with more practice exams on it. I went through it by sections of 10 questions; every 10 I would stop and check my answers and look up anything I wasn't familiar with.

  • I also found the app EMT Trainer to be helpful as well, with information presented in cheat sheet format.

    Practice questions, practice questions, practice questions! The exam is probably more nerve-wracking than any EMS situation I've ever been in. But if you just drill yourself with questions, take a deep breath, and do your best to not overthink it, you'll do great.

    edit: formatting
u/thtrtechie · 3 pointsr/ems

The Anatomy/Physiology Coloring book is pretty great especially for self-study:

The absolute best in anatomy diagrams is Netter's Atlas of Human Anatomy, I prefer the flashcards:

u/GCSof2 · 7 pointsr/ems


The management of patient's with respiratory/airway issues doesn't begin and end with intubation/surgical airways. In fact it encompasses a pretty wide swath of BLS airway maneuvers, proper BVM ventilation, proper medication administration, use of CPAP, SGAs, proper ventilator use, and the use intubation and crics. The fact that you immediately retorted to my comment by bringing up intubating/cric makes me think you have a relatively narrow view of the management of respiratory issues.

Here is something better to ask instead of how many tubes I've had in the last year, why don't you ask me how many people I have avoiding intubating secondary to proper management. Because, to me, that is the mark of a competent practictioner. Obviously first pass success is equally important, but I'll take a medic who can properly manage a pt and avoid a tube, then one who gets one every time.

And again, the management of cardiac pts doesn't begin and end with STEMIs or cardioversions. Even those are pretty straight forward in terms of treatment/management.

The fact is that there are two main types of patients that EMS has the most effect on, those are respiratory and cardiac. Look at any departments meds or equipment and you'll see that probably 80% of the stuff carried on the box are aimed at these pts. So yes these two subgroups are the bread and butter of EMS and to say otherwise is ignorant.

So you seem to me like you're really green, here are some resources that you may find useful in curving your nervousness in managing these patients:

Manual of Emergency Airway Management by Ron Walls

Life in the Fast Lane

Dr. Smith's EKG Blog


u/ambalans · 0 pointsr/ems

I recommend the My First Human Body Coloring Book.

Nancy Caroline's Emergency Care in the Streets is always a classic of course. Let's read aloud now, together:

>One fine day, Sidney Sinus dispatched Mortimer Messenger with the usual order: "Depolarize the ventricles". Mortimer scampered down the atria without difficulty but arrived at the AV node to find a pile of debris blocking the entrance to the ventricles. "Sorry," said AV Abe, "we're closed for repairs."

Brilliant. Incisive prose. Even the littlest ambulance driver can save lives by following along!

u/barunrm · 3 pointsr/ems

Rapid interpretation of EKG's by Dr. Dale Dubin is excellent. Easy read and a great quick reference. Essentially a dummie's guide to EKG. I took a semester long class in EKG in college and am going through it again in paramedic school. This book is what made it click for me.

u/adenocard · 1 pointr/ems

Street Watch is a blog written by Peter Canning, the guy who wrote two very popular EMS books Rescue 471 and Paramedic. Good blog, and great books if you've got the time to read them.

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u/putarushondabus · 2 pointsr/ems

I've got two sites...

The best site to tell you what criteria you need for each rhythm is probably ECGpedia.

The next site I would recommend is really just a compilation of all the best ECG websites on the internet...Life in the Fast Lane ECG references

Also, some may disagree, but I think Rapid Interpretation of ECGs by Dale Dubin is the perfect book to start with.

u/frantic_waver · 1 pointr/ems

This is what I use(d) until I lost it. I loved it, works great, good price. Will buy again soon

u/SillySafetyGirl · 2 pointsr/ems

This is what I had for a recent A&P course, it's a great text - Introduction to the Human Body

There's also the more in-depth version by the same authors - Principles of Anatomy and Physiology

And of course the colouring book is amazing too.

u/Gorillamedic17 · 15 pointsr/ems


ASTNA Patient Transport: PRinciples and Practice

Critical Care Transport:

Those three books were the majority of my study material going in to (successfully) taking the FP-C exam.

The two pieces of flight medicine you'll need are the flight physiology and the critical care medicine. The flight physiology is pretty straightforward. Gas laws, pressures, altitudes, FAA regulations, and so forth. The critical care medicine is a lot more—you'll need the knowledge of an ICU nurse: lots of drips, lab values, central line pressures, and more.

All stuff well worth knowing.

u/Mrantinode · 1 pointr/ems

Now that I am on shift I took a look at mine, Zebra F-701

My backup pen is a Parker Jotter, not quite as durable but it did write all of my notes through college like a champ.

u/coffeewhore17 · 1 pointr/ems

This book is pretty helpful, and I like it in particular because it basically does a "physiology pertaining to EKG's for dummies".

And yes, I know that Dubin turned out to be a sex offender and a creep, but the book is still good.

u/killaho69 · 1 pointr/ems

Nice. I see stuff like this : and it's cheap.

For the actual text book, they seem to be very expensive so I'd rather not order one before I start. I'll see if my friend still has his

u/higherthinker · 19 pointsr/ems

Rapid Interpretation of EKG's

This is what we use in medical school and it is a great, simple resource. Wish I had used it back in my EMT days.

u/BuckeyeBentley · 1 pointr/ems

If you're ok with just medical theme instead of specifically EMS, I really suggest checking out the book House of God. It's an older book, but it's spectacular. My parents (both RNs) recommended it to me when I was in high school and showing an interest in some sort of medical job. IMHO, a must read for anyone in medicine.

u/PagingDrFagget · 1 pointr/ems

Zebra F-701 all the way, can function as rudimentary strike device for self defense too. Stainless steel is easy to clean as well.

u/upaboveit · 3 pointsr/ems

12 years after academy and I still read mine from time to time.

Also, have confidence. =)

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/ems

If it seems to be easy enough to be the right probably is. READ THE QUESTION READ THE QUESTION READ THE QUESTION.

There is a set of flashcards that you can get on amazon. Between that and a site,, you will get exposure to questions that have the same purpose and goal as far as an answer, but with a few words different.

Study triage, study operations, study your vitals ranges for age groups (peds, children, teenagers, infants, etc)

TL;DR: There are sources out there that have questions reworded taken straight from the test.

u/chatecha · 2 pointsr/ems

You didn't mention books but I am going to give you two anyways: You must read House of God by Samuel Shem. It's a really fantastic satirical novel about first year medical students. You should also check our Into the Breach: A Year of Life and Death with EMS. Sort of a wacker book, but still worth a read.

Also check out the movie Mother, Jugs, and Speed

u/Gorilla76 · 2 pointsr/ems

I used to use a Littman II Classic SE, and it was good. After losing/misplacing it on a flight last year, I decided to go with the ADC Adscope 615st (Tactical). This has become my favorite stethoscope by far. Here's the link:

u/Spiritfourlife · 1 pointr/ems

I would recommend that you try to learn as much as you can about anatomy and physiology. I know you wanted Ebook but this book is really good to learn it. Might look childish but gets the job done. Also check you inbox for a download link. Please don't share it.

u/Andy5416 · 2 pointsr/ems

Rapid EKG Interpretation. Easy read and it will help you so much. It's got pictures in every page so it's perfect for us slow people.
Rapid Interpretation of EKG's, Sixth Edition

u/Jeepisking1 · 2 pointsr/ems

I have this stethoscope and love it.

3M Littmann Lightweight II S.E. Stethoscope, Black Tube, 28 inch, 2450

u/justsomeguy75 · 15 pointsr/ems

Rapid Interpretation of EKG's by Dr. Dale Dubin. The classic, definitive textbook for understanding EKG's. It's amazingly simple, with loads of pictures and easy to understand explanations regarding cardiac issues. It is not the most detailed text around, but it is something that you could read in a weekend and walk away knowing much more than you did previously. Highly recommended to EMT's who want some sort of understanding of how to interpret 12 leads.

u/ktm516 · 0 pointsr/ems

My only advice would be to work the road as a basic to see what it's like. I worked the road for a little while (wish I woulda waited longer) but when you start learning everything in medic school everything seems to come together from what you saw on the read and what you read in class. But definitely

Not sure how to link it differently on mobile but this is a great book. You spend a lot of time on cardiology.

u/Drowningsucks · 2 pointsr/ems

Manual of Emergency Airway Management

I just ordered it so I can't vouch for it yet but it seems to get good reviews.

u/The_Eleventh_Hour · 1 pointr/ems

Thank you so much!

Would this be a good resource? I also see this and am not certain if it's something I'll have to buy, should buy, or that would be provided for me, were I to enroll in a course.

u/gmdm1234 · 2 pointsr/ems

Kelly Grayson's books are a good read. As is his blog, though he seems to be writing less frequently these days.

u/thisbenguy · 1 pointr/ems

18 months ago I completed a B to P class through Good Fellowship in West Chester. Between class and clinicals it required most of your time, but worth it in the end. PM me if you want to know more. Read through Dubin's Rapid Interpretation Book it helped immensely.

u/TxMedic436 · 3 pointsr/ems

I recommend Rapid Interpretation of EKG's 6th Edition by Dale Dublin, MD. I bought in when I was in paramedic school and still use it today.

u/Level9TraumaCenter · 5 pointsr/ems

Verbal Judo may help, but ultimately there are going to be some unpopular decisions and actions on your part.

u/sludgem · 1 pointr/ems

These are all black. I've seen them used a few times and they work fine.

u/Akerfeldty · 2 pointsr/ems

This is the book I always recommend to people and one I've been using personally during my course. I use it alongside my course textbook for studying and have yet to get a score below 90 on my block exams. It's worth it

u/auto_pry_bar · 3 pointsr/ems

I always lost pens before getting this one

It's relatively inexpensive, but it's stainless steel and can be used as a windlass in a improv tourniquet and as a last resort self defense eye ball gouger.

u/pair_a_medic · 1 pointr/ems

I just bought mine in paperback from Amazon. I am not aware of a digital version.

u/fire-borne · 3 pointsr/ems

Grab this book. It has helped many of the new guys on our department pass it the first time. Most of the guys that don't get it and/or do not actually use it, end up taking the exam at least twice.


u/0nionBooty · 1 pointr/ems

I got this book and it helped a lot
EMT Flashcard Book (EMT Test Preparation)

u/vevvers · 1 pointr/ems

I read through these to freshen up the week before and passed the written.

EMTPrep on Youtube also has all of the NREMT Skills recorded so you can check them out before the psychomotor. However, and this may be a fluke. The coordinator I scheduled a psychomotor test with said that I have to be knowledgable of the NREMT skills as well as the Texas skills... I have no idea what that means but she did mention there will be 11 skills tested.

u/Remsquared · 5 pointsr/ems

This is the one I use day to day. I had the Cardiology III throughout my EMT class and in my job (at the time, I got it for a steep discount because a friend of mine works a medical supply store). I prefer the ADC because it's inexpensive, is durable, and just works. My Cardiology III became harder and harder to hear out of after a year and I just never had the time to figure out the problem until I lost it at work.

u/clairereddit · 1 pointr/ems

Emergency Care And Transportation Of The Sick And Injured (Orange Book Series)

I'm in the basic class now and this is my book. They offer online books also if that is cheaper. Any questions on anything in particular, feel free to ask me and I can look in my book for you!

u/Rayad0 · 1 pointr/ems

This book works miracles. Enough said

EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) Crash Course Book + Online (EMT Test Preparation)

u/chubeccah · 1 pointr/ems

Yeah I've been reading this book and taking it's word as law. The tutor we hired for the NREMT suggested it so if she's wrong im screwed but I'm assuming she's not lol.

However, the book just says to clamp and cut the cord, but doesn't give specifics on how far from the baby that should be done. Probably a local protocol type thing.