EMTprep Free Training Materials

Our Free Training Materials include articles, test day tips, study guides and training videos as well as words of advice for both your NREMT journey and EMS career.


Electrocution injuries occur when a person comes into contact with an electrical source. Although rare, many electrocution injuries are categorized as critical because of the strong likelihood of internal damage between entry and exit wounds. Electrocution injuries have the potential to be deadly, and as EMS providers it is imperative that we know how to recognize and treat them. Electrocution injuries are classified in three ways: source (electrical or lighting), voltage (high or low), and current (alternating or direct). Each different classification results in a different injury pattern.

When dealing with electrical injuries, it is important to...

When dealing with burn patients, you want to find out as early as possible how the patient acquired the burn and what type of burn it is. For example, you might want to know if it was a flame burn that could possibly lead to airway obstruction due to inhalation of smoke or swelling of surrounding tissues. Or if it were a scald burn on a child in which you would consider the possibility of child abuse. Other types of burns include chemical burns, electrical burns, flash burns caused by explosions, and radiation burns. This information can usually be obtained from dispatch prior to your arrival.

Another aspect of burns that is necessary to identify is...

Continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP, is a non-invasive treatment method intended for patients who are experiencing respiratory distress but are still able to maintain their own airway. CPAP was originally used for people who experience obstructive sleep apnea to increase pressure in the upper airway and prevent tracheal collapse during sleep. However, it has been found to be a great tool in the pre-hospital setting and decreases the need for more invasive airway management, such as intubation. Although effective, endotracheal intubation can be difficult in the field and contains some complications and disadvantages. If used early enough, CPAP...

Paramedic school is an intense year capped off by an approximately 500-hour field internship. Before you embark on the journey, take some advice from a recently retired Paramedic Instructor with over 15 years of teaching experience, Joyce Lockwood, BS, NRP. Here at EMTprep, we completely understand the nerves students have about applying what they learn in the classroom to real, live patients. We’re here to help ease some of the pressure that students put on themselves during these milestones as they transform from a student to a professional EMS care provider. 

During the interview, Instructor Lockwood stated, “If I could give one piece of advice to...

The abdomen is a large body cavity containing several organs and body systems. When assessing a patient with a chief complaint involving the abdomen, it is imperative to know the anatomy of the abdomen and where organs are located, as well as the function of these organs. Identifying the location of bruising, pain, or injury can help you to identify which organs are potentially involved. The abdomen is divided and referred to in quadrants; upper right, upper left, lower right, and lower left. For example, organs commonly located in the upper right quadrant include the liver and gallbladder, so an injury to this area may involve damage to those organs....

The National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) developed a new recertification program, the National Continued Competency Program (NCCP). This new model allows EMS professionals to recertify through a consolidated and faster process. There are three categories of continuing education: National, Local, and Individual.

Check to see if you are eligible to use the NCCP model:

In your NREMT profile, what have you listed as your “home state?” The NCCP model depends on this. It is not mandatory for states to enforce the NCCP rectification model, thus in order to check is your state is eligible, please check the list below. 

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You’re busy, we definitely understand. It’s hard to find time to do anything extra these days! Between working, trying to exercise regularly, spending time with family and friends, enjoying a hobby, and staying on top of laundry, finding any sort of extra time in the day is difficult. Any extra time you do have, we know the last thing you want to do is fill it with studying. Unfortunately, passing the NREMT won’t happen if you don’t squeeze in hours of studying. You can do it!

At EMTprep, we’ve tried to make the studying process as easy as possible for you. We’ve designed the program to fit into your schedule. You set the pace to get the results you...

Every EMS professional has experienced one similar achievement: passing the NREMT. Are you currently studying to take the NREMT? Have you attempted to take the exam and not passed? If so, we’re going to get you on the right track to help you succeed. At EMTprep, we receive numerous questions about the test itself, study tips, and testing tips. We decided to put together a few testing tips for you to help ease the nerves and pass this test… the first time

Always choose the best answer.

On the NREMT, you may be surprised to find more than one correct answer to questions throughout the entire exam. There may be situations where multiple answer...

Feel like you can’t study enough? No matter how much you study, the hours you put in, and the number of flashcards you reviewed, do you still feel overly anxious for an exam?  Test anxiety is something that is many individuals struggle with. It’s okay to feel nervous about an exam, and it’s normal to feel stressed out. Frankly, that’s pretty common among most people.

The NREMT is already difficult and tricky, and the last thing we want you to experience are feelings of anxiety, making the test more stressful than it needs to be. To help overcome your test anxiety, there are a couple of things we want to break down for you.

Understand why you have...

What Happens If I Don't Pass the NREMT?

Simply put... you study more and retest! The NREMT allows three attempts to pass your exam before you have to take a refresher course. After an unsuccessful attempt, you will receive an email containing feedback on your failing score. This will show what areas were above passing, near passing, and below passing. You have to wait 15 days to retest after your last examination before you can reschedule your next test. At EMTprep, we receive a lot of emails of students that do not pass their NREMT on the first round, or second round, and sometimes even their third. We know it’s disappointing to not do as well as you...