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What is appendix G?

Appendix G was developed by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). This Committee provides accreditation to EMT programs across the nation and therefore sets the educations standards and expectations for these programs. 

Appendix G refers to the Student Patient Contact Matrix that designates the required number of patient contacts in the classroom, clinical, and field settings prior to successful completion of the program. Starting July 1st, 2019 the minimum recommendations for patient contacts is changing. These changes are based on research that has been...

          Success in the oral board station of the paramedic certification exam relies on being thorough, professional, and competent. Since this station involves no actual application of skills and is completely verbal, it is important that your patient assessment treatment priorities are conveyed clearly. The NREMT oral board scenarios evaluate scene management, patient assessment, patient management, interpersonal relationships, and overall integration (NREMT, 2018). Integration takes into account your verbal report, field impression, and transport decision (NREMT, 2018). 

          Scene management hinges on recognizes potential hazards throughout...

One might assume you could take what you’re proficient at with static cardiology and walk into dynamic cardiology and be good to go. Wrong. Remember the AED station during your EMT practicals? The proctors want to see that you’re capable of operating your monitor and are able to treat cardiac patients who are going in and out of ACLS related arrhythmias. 

Attacking these scenarios is doable. Practice and train like you fight. Over and over again. When the time comes to perform the skill, follow these steps, and BE SURE TO ACTIVELY LISTEN TO THE PROCTOR:

  1. BSI. Ask yourself if the patient appears stable or unstable. Be ready to defend your...

In this station, you’re tasked with showing the proctor you know how to correctly diagnose a rhythm strip and then state your treatment of the patient experiencing that arrhythmia. Attacking these scenarios is easy, just follow these steps in order:

  1. Review the scenario presented out loud and then examine the strip. 
    • Look closely for pulse status (absent or present) and any clues regarding whether you feel the patient is Stable or Unstable.
  2.   State to the proctor, “This is __________ . I believe they are (Stable or Unstable) based on the information provided.
  3. General treatment of the patient experiencing this is _____________...