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    National Registry certification

    Thanks for the information. I am glad I asked about this as I plan on moving out of state (in the distant future). Which brings me to another question. I plan on obtaining my EMT-P license this year while living in Michigan. Can I simply just complete the required EMT-P course work and pass the...
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    National Registry certification

    My current employer does not require national registry certification but from what I have read on this forum, some employers do. Now I am a little worried that I may need national registry certification in the future. Can anyone attest to the need of national registry certification in the state...
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    National Registry certification

    I am from Michigan. So you are saying I must retake the psychomotor and cognitive exams? I already passed those (back in 2011) and have kept my license fully active.
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    National Registry certification

    What is the purpose of national registry certification? I am a state licensed EMT-B and have been since 2011. But I am confused about the national registry. Is there any benefit to having national registry certification? I attempted to become certified via their website, nremt.org but I was not...
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    More basic clinicals during medic program??

    Well thats a relief. I wonder why Mrs. Martin told me othewise? She said the only way I would be on ALS is if a basic truck is not available. Thanks for the information!
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    More basic clinicals during medic program??

    Yes but OCC is the cheapest, academy's are too expensive. In my area there are only 2 PA schools, so competition for admission is high, EMT-B would not make me a competitive applicant. Did you take EMS 1400? That is the class I am talking about where I would be with other basics. I...
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    More basic clinicals during medic program??

    I completed my EMT-B training at a community college in Michigan (OCC). I am currently a state licensed EMT-B. I wanted to go on to medic school because I want to become a PA and the HCE is the only requirement I need before I can apply. Anyway, part of the medic program at OCC is doing...
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    Post the # your test stopped at, and if you Passed/Failed

    NREMT-B passed at 71 questions. I was absolutely sure I failed.
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    Post the # your test stopped at, and if you Passed/Failed

    NREMT-B stopped at 71. I am pretty sure that I failed. I will find out tomorrow morning.
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    Post the # your test stopped at, and if you Passed/Failed

    how do you check to see if you passed? There is nothing on the nremt.org website that I can find.
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    NREMT-B and updated AHA CPR

    For a witnessed cardiac arrest, you immediately apply AED and attempt to defibrillate. For an unwitnessed cardiac arrest you do five cycles of CPR and then apply AED and attempt to defibrillate. Are these 2005 or 2010 AHA CPR guidelines?
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    NREMT-B and updated AHA CPR

    Will any potential CPR questions on the NREMT be upated to the new AHA standards, or should I answer those questions based on the old CPR standards?
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    Leg injury and shock position

    Let's say a patient has a laceration mid femur with profuse bleeding. After bleeding is controlled and assuming the patient is showing signs of shock, would you transport in shock position or supine? From what I can remember the only contraindiction for shock position is a suspected spinal...
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    Advanced airway for NREMT-B exam?

    Ok, thank you for the information. I will forget about reading that chapter.

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