There is a big difference between looking something up before or after a call and looking something up while you are taking a test. You're supposed to have baseline knowledge to pass the NREMT exams. Where once you are in the field it may be a while between different call types and you need to refresh your memory on what steps need to be taken. I've looked up our snake bite protocol in the way to a call just to be sure I followed it correctly. Also some people might not see a certain patient demographic for a while and need a refresher on the way to the call or what to refresh what they may have missed after a call. Nothing is wrong with doing that. I have access to a complete pharmacy for any patients that I transport out of my hospital, am I supposed to know every single drug and everything about it? Or maybe I learn the common ones we transport and reference a drug encyclopedia for the others as I come across them.
.... but I think it's better for our industry if we encourage those who ask about cheating to see it as bad and career-threatening.
I put in the work and passed without having to break rules to do so.
Oh we all have at one point in our lives. I'd hope that anyone at the point of testing to be a Paramedic would have long since outgrown that phase of life where that is more common.It's funny because for me to say I've never cheated would be the biggest load of bull I've ever fed to anyone. No one here is perfect, but when it came to my NREMT and recently my NREMT-P(?) NRP(?) I used a primitive method where I studied the material and hot damn it actually worked.