Does anyone have tips for taking the NREMT?

localilo

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Hello everyone I'm new to this site. I just found it last night while looking online for practice tests for the NREMT. I'm glad I found it though. Its good to know there is a place online to come chat with other ems (even though I'm not one just yet) and soon to be ems. I would appreciate and tips anyone has for taking the NREMT. Time to study chat with you all soon B)
 

LucidResq

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For the practicals... practice your *** off. Meet with other students outside of class and run scenarios. Memorize the sheets. Volunteer to play patient for other classes... it helps a lot. It's much easier to catch mistakes and remember the sheet when you're not the one on the spot.
 

localilo

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Thanks I'm actually done with class. I just need to pass the national registration test now. Its a requirement to work as a emt in the state of california
 

roxychick

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Just try and take as many practice test as you can. Go over the chapters and review the ones that you're weak on. The NREMT asks a lot of questions on Cardiac and Airway! Check out the NREMT forum and you'll get tons of help over there. :)
 

MedicDoug

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OK, here's the standard advice: Get a good night's sleep before your test. READ EACH QUESTION COMPLETELY!!!!! There are "all except" and "which is NOT" questions throughout. You will find questions that you will swear have more than one correct answer, and that may be true. Pick the best answer. Remember the basic basics (scene safety, BSI, and ABCs). Take your time. Good luck.
 

baggy

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Just joined, just took (and passed) my NREMT test this past week in Roseville. I noticed another Sac native.

My advice, I used 2 sources almost exclusively for studying. The EMT Achieve site and the "success for the EMT" book. To be honest, I found neither of those a good representation of what was on the actual EXAM. I completed the entire success for the EMT study guide and not a single question was on the NREMT exam. The focused seem to be completely different. The questions were worded very differently and although I knew the information the questions made me over-think each answer and I second guessed myself far too often.

Also, TAKE YOUR TIME! Even though there is a descending clock in the upper right hand corner of the computer screen pay no attention to it. I finished with over an hour left on the timer. This being because I really didn't know how many questions I was actually going to see.
 

Fire3456

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Baggy...

You said the 2 sources weren't a good representation of what was on the NR test. Could you explain that?... Were your study sources too easy and not in depth enough? Different kind of questions?...

Which Study Guide did you complete? I have the AAOS book and study guide. I found the questions in there to be somewhat elimentary/easy. 3 obviously wrong answers, making it very easy to pick the correct answer.

Since your study material weren't much help...what do you think helped you pass the test?
 

EMTgurl911

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I've found from personal experience is to study your butt off as much as you can and study your ABC's and airway management.. I don't know if it's me or not but I think the test is just based on your best anwser..that's what I heard
 

CFRBryan347768

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RElax

i find most problems occur when you aall tensed up..but dont relax too much ha:p and take your time, but stay within you time limit! and yeah this stuff has probally allready been said but yeappp that worked for me. oh and dont for get BSI scene safety wear gloves if you have to!
 

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use a pencil.
 

ErinCooley

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If you know the failing criteria, you wont do the stuff that makes you fail. Learn the order, memorize the failing criteria and you will do great. I just took and passed practicals, I was the only one in my group of 15 EMT-1/85's to not have to retake any station... I credit knowing the failing stuff for that!
 

Fire3456

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As far as the EMT-B written test goes, when I took it 2 weeks ago...The test mainly consisted of scenarios.

I think the biggest help to me was the 9th edition of Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured...by AAOS. At the end of the chapters it has Scenario's written out, step by step. It drives in the correct order in which things are to be done.

The scenario questions were "what do you do first", what do you do next", or "what should you use" type of questions.

That was just for me...the test seem to vary greatly. Just my 2 cents.
 
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Fire3456

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Yep, I did pass, the first time. It stopped at around question 75. I, as most, was worried that I didn't pass.
 
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