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Attending classes to become an EMT or a Paramedic is a daunting task for anyone. A student is expected to digest a large amount of information in a short amount of time.

The topics covered in a typical EMS class range from understanding human anatomy and physiology to the treatment of the body when those systems fail. Students are also expected to know how to respond to traumatic injuries.

Prehospital care of the sick and injured is an important job and these classes have high failure rates. An EMT or Paramedic student that wishes to succeed in class should take advantage of every resource available to them.

We have put together a list of free, with a few paid, resources to help students do just that. We also have a very helpful list of study tips to help students pass the NREMT exam.

General Study Resources for EMS Classes

This is a collection of resources that both EMT Basic and Paramedic level students can use to enhance their class performance.

Learn Anatomy and Physiology with Khan Academy’s Health and Medicine Course [Free]

Everything the EMS student needs to know in terms of how the body works can be found here. Khan Academy is a resource that countless students have used to bolster their subject knowledge and review lecture material (especially if they are poor note-takers).

Check out their Health and Medicine courses by clicking on the following link.

https://www.khanacademy.org/science/health-and-medicine


EMT Study Tools You Need To Crush Your Class





These tools are meant to aid prospective EMTs to complete their EMS education. While in no way required to complete an EMT Basic course. We feel these resources will make the journey to the emergency medical technician much easier.

EMS Field Guide

This is an easy to carry field guide that covers many of the important aspects of being an EMT. This is useful for students on the go as well as current emergency medical technicians as an easy reference guide.

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Designed for both beginning and experienced EMTs, the EMS Field Guide, BLS Version is the ideal quick reference. This field guide is an essential resource for EMS professionals. Whether you’re a student or a current EMT, this guide gives you quick access to vital information needed to do the job and study for class on the go.

This edition includes:

  • EMT field determination of death checklist
  • CDC criteria for field evaluation of school-aged athletes with head injuries
  • Capnography waveform interpretation for BLA/AEMT providers
  • Comprehensive ACLS algorithms for EMT/AEMT including asthma, traumatic and hypothermic arrest, and post-arrest resuscitation and care
  • Pain assessment charts
  • Updated infectious disease to include high-risk biological response including Ebola and MERS
  • Revised American Burn Association (ABA) burn resuscitation guidelines

Plus, this field guide includes all other charts and references that EMTs and AEMTs need ready access to in the field: APGAR, pediatric vital signs, stroke scales, GCS (infant, child, and adult), pupil chart, CDC Trauma Triage, O2 tank capacities, prescription drugs, abbreviations, spell checker, phone numbers, Spanish translations, and metric conversions.

The EMS Field Guide, BLS Version is the resource you’ll use in class, and take with you throughout your career.

EMT Class Lectures [Free]

 

This is a playlist of 36 hours of EMT Basic lectures. This is perfect for students that want to review lecture material. This list is based on the book Emergency Care and Transport of the Sick and Injured by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). However, the material can be used as a review for any EMT Basic class.

Simply browse this playlist and click on the subject matter that corresponds with your lectures subject matter and review

NREMT Basic Psychomotor Exam Sheets [Free]

These are the actual sheets that proctors will use to test EMTs when they test for their EMT Basic certifications. These exams are typically held at the location the potential EMT has received their training.

NREMT Basic Level Skill Sheets, PDF Format

from NREMT.org

These exam sheets are designed to test and evaluate the skill level of EMS personnel as they begin to enter the field as a prehospital care provider. It is good to use these sheets as a guide for practicing the physical aspect of the NREMT test and the life-saving skills the student learns during class.


Paramedic Study Tools You Need To Crush Your Class





These tools are meant to aid hopeful Paramedics to complete their EMS education. While in no way required to complete a paramedic course, we feel these resources will make the journey to paramedic much easier.

Paramedic Study Videos [Free]

Here is a playlist of videos that will help students pass their paramedic classes. It is advised to pair this with the EMT videos above. After all, the first half of Paramedic is essentially a more in-depth rehash of everything students learned in EMT class.

This is a very good Youtube Channel, we recommend subscribing to it.

Paramedic Drug Study Cards [Free]

A collection of 180 flashcards that cover everything from drug class to dosages.

If you are looking for hard copied Paramedic Drug Cards, check out this offering from McGraw Hill.

McGraw Hill’s Paramedic Flashcards

Practice Paramedic Cardiology [Free and Paid]

SkillStat ECG Simulator

SkillStat Provides a free mini-game to study and learn rhythm strips. Click on the link below and test your knowledge.

https://www.skillstat.com/tools/ecg-simulator

The Dubins Book

One of the best books a Paramedic Student can obtain during their class is Rapid Interpretation of EKG’s, Sixth Edition. The Dubins book covers just about every aspect of understanding a rhythm strip.

Rapid Interpretation of EKG’s, Sixth Edition
  • The readers rapid assimilation of medical concepts is the key to the continuing success of this best-selling book.

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NREMT Paramedic Psychomotor Exam Sheets [Free]

These are the actual sheets that proctors will use to test potential Paramedics when they test for their NREMT Certifications. These exams are typically held at the location the potential EMT has received their training.

NREMT Paramedic Level Skill Sheets, PDF Format

Paramedic candidates are tested on six skills: Patient Assessment – Trauma, Dynamic Cardiology, Static Cardiology, Oral Station Case A, Oral Station Case B, and the Integrated Out-Of-Hospital Scenario.

Patient Assessment-Trauma

Candidates are required to perform a “hands-on,” head-to-toe, physical assessment and voice treatment of a simulated patient for a given scenario, including:

  • Scene Size-Up
  • Primary Survey/Resuscitation
  • History Taking
  • Secondary Assessment

Cardiac Management Skills

The candidate is evaluated on their ability to manage cardiac arrhythmias and interpret ECGs. This will be verified in two portions:

You will be evaluated on your ability to manage a cardiac arrest situation, including actual delivery of electrical therapy and “voicing” all interpretations and treatments given a scenario. The presentation of the portion will be similar to a “megacode.”

Given four (4) prepared ECG tracings with associated patient information, you must verbalize the interpretation of each rhythm and voice all associated treatments.

Oral Station – Scenario A & B

Oral Station 

You will be evaluated on your ability to verbally manage all aspects of an out-of-hospital call given two (2) separate cases: Oral A & Oral B

In each case, you will be evaluated in the following categories:

  • Scene Management
  • Patient Assessment
  • Patient Management
  • Interpersonal Relations
  • Integration (verbal report, field impression, and transport decision)

Integrated Out-Of-Hospital Scenario

The Integrated Out-Of-Hospital Scenario (IOOH) will reflect either a pediatric, geriatric or adult patient. The candidate will be provided with a professional paramedic partner and evaluated on their ability to manage a call, lead a team, effectively communicate, and maintain professionalism throughout the simulated patient encounter.

from NREMT.org


This page will be updated as more study resources are found. We hope you found this page informative and if it helped you please share it.


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