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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...

          Managing gunshot wounds requires a working knowledge of several mechanisms. Understanding the anatomy and physiology of the body is imperative; the severity of the damage and impacted body structures must be quickly assessed. This assessment also requires knowledge of bullet mechanics as it travels through the human body. Gunshot wounds present different problems for prehospital providers depending on how many bullets made an impact, what part of the body the bullet traveled through, and what type of bullet the firearm ejected.

          A bullet from a gun has a certain amount of kinetic energy. Kinetic energy is (0.5)(m)(v2), where m is...

          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...

          Kinematics is a branch of mechanics that deals with the motion of objects without references to the forces that cause that motion (PHTLS, 2016). Thus, the kinematics of trauma deals with looking at a trauma scene and attempting to determine what injuries might have resulted from the incident that took place (PHTLS, 2016). Certain injury patterns occur with certain mechanisms of injury; being aware of this allows pre-hospital providers to have high levels of suspicion for certain injuries when responding to a trauma call (PHTLS, 2016).

          A traumatic event consists of three stages: the pre-event, the event, and the post-event (PHTLS,...

            In this article, we are going to discuss the opioid abuse epidemic, what constitutes opioid abuse, and review the treatment options. Opioids are a class of drug that acts as a depressant on the central nervous system. This works by slowing or stopping breathing in an overdose, they increase pain tolerance, decrease reaction to pain, and decrease the perception of pain. Opioids are frequently prescribed by doctors for acute pain, debilitating pain, or for chronic pain in a palliative care setting. Because of this, opioids are frequently abused for their CNS depressant effects and because of their euphoric side effects.

            The rate...

           In this article, we are going to discuss what Ebola is, how it is spread, how we prevent its spread, and how we treat it in the field. A few years ago there was an Ebola outbreak that caused widespread panic and in order to combat this panic, we want to educate ourselves on how this happens and what we can do about it. There is still a lot of research that is being done on Ebola to determine how to best combat it, cure it, prevent it, and reduce its effects on us.

            Ebola is the name for a combination of 4 viruses that infect humans, one virus strain that affects primates and pigs, and one virus strain that isn’t fully understood...

In this article, we will look at an overview of Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS). We will address how to recognize it, how to treat it, and we will review some of its causes. ACS is an umbrella term that encompasses:

  • Stable angina
  • Unstable angina
  • Myocardial infarctions.

ACS is most often caused by atherosclerosis, a buildup of plaque in the coronary arteries that causes vasoconstriction and a lack of blood flow. ACS can also be caused by vasospasms which cause temporary vasoconstriction and lack of blood flow. One of the most common symptoms of ACS is chest pain, however, just because a patient has chest pain does not mean that they are...

ROSC. If you’re new to EMS or are looking into Paramedic school, you may have come across this term. If so, you’re probably asking yourself three major questions:

  • What is it?
  • How do we know that we have it?
  • What do we do after we achieve it?

Let’s take a minute to examine cardiac arrest in general, so we can then define what ROSC is. Cardiac arrest is the spontaneous cessation of perfusion by the heart. The heart may continue to squeeze or fibrillate but it is no longer effectively pumping blood throughout the body. This can happen for a number of reasons, but we will focus on three primary causes. First is a traumatic event causing a...

Static Cardiology Scenarios #1

Our video reviews what the Paramedic student can expect to see on test day during their NREMT practical exam.

 

This video is specifically provided by EMTprep to assist Members in preparing for the NREMT exam and related skills sheets and for no other purpose. NREMT study aids and resources provided by EMTprep are not intended to provide training for life saving techniques, emergency response training, or any other type of medical training.

Brachial Pulse Location

Watch this short video to view a quick and easy way to locate the brachial pulse. This video is specifically provided by EMTprep to assist Members in preparing for the NREMT exam and related skills sheets and for no other purpose. NREMT study aids and resources provided by EMTprep are not intended to provide training for life saving techniques, emergency response training, or any other type of medical training.