Is nremt as hard as people act like it is?

Mikeyb38

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Ok I have just passed my final for my Emt-I class and it was awful but my teacher says hers is way worse than registery. I made a 98 on praticlr and 83 on written. So I that what all instructors say or just bs?
 

JPINFV

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I thought that the NREMT was fairly easy the first time I took it, and painfully easy when I took it a second time under the recert by exam option. The exam isn't hard, it's just that people aren't used to the style of questions.
 

Epi-do

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I thought it was very easy at the medic level. Never taken the intermediate test, but wouldn't think it would be any more difficult.
 

TransportJockey

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The I/85 test seemed really easy. I had no problems with it. Never took the basic exam, which is where most people seem to make it sound hard.
 

EMTBTravis

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I just passed my nremt emt-b today. i had to take it twice, its not hard but the questions all have 2 anwsers that seem right. The first time i rushed through the test and didnt really read all the choice options and i was more nerveous than obama at a kkk rally. obviously i slowed down and passed it the second time.
 

STXmedic

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NREMT is a joke
Agreed. NREMT was highly overrated IMO. But of course it depends on how well you learned your stuff and how good of a test-taker you are.
 

HelpmeHelpyou

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I take mine next week, and please pray i pass it.

A student came in on the last weeks of our class ending semester. She states, if you think in terms of your skill sheets and think about whats been done first and the process of elimination.

Here is a eg.

A pt. is in cardiac arrest. Bystanders are being instructed by dispatch to do CPR. What should you do?

A. Tell the bystanders to stop CPR, and check to see if the patient is pulse less and verify they are apneic.

B. Scene safety.

C. Apply the AED, open the airway, and perform a 2 person CPR and verify correct compression rate, and quality of chest compressions. Also why obtaining any information about the arrest event.

D. Your CPR card is expired.

Now, i made this up, but its just a eg. of what I am referring to. Obviously B. is the right answer.
 

Handsome Robb

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I took the NREMT-I/85 exam two weeks ago. Its not difficult if you know your stuff. Took me about 30 minutes and around 80 questions.
 

18G

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National Registry was very easy from my experience. I have no idea how people fail it multiple times over. Prior to taking it, my instructors were making us think like it was extremely hard and that the evaluators were hard assess and this wasn't true at all... least not where I tested.
 

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I just took the NREMT-B, it cut off at 71 I think. So we will see how I did later. I'm pretty sure I bombed it, I don't know though. The guy who works there said if you see a lot of easy then a few hard ones mixed in your doing good. I don't recall any hard stuff really.
 

HotelCo

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The nremt basic (and medic) was easy as can be.

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Akulahawk

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I never took the NREMT-B exam, because the county I did my initial certification in didn't require it. Their exam was slightly challenging... to stay awake while taking it. Then again, many of the exams I'd taken up to that point were far more challenging. A few years later, I took the NREMT-P exam and found the written to be fairly easy. Nobody in my class failed it. Then again, we knew the material, and some of us had education beyond that, so that helped in bringing the others up to speed.

NREMT-P can be challenging if you don't study and if you don't know the material. It can be astoundingly easy if you know the material.
 

Aprz

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I just took the NREMT-B, it cut off at 71 I think. So we will see how I did later. I'm pretty sure I bombed it, I don't know though. The guy who works there said if you see a lot of easy then a few hard ones mixed in your doing good. I don't recall any hard stuff really.
You should read http://www.emt-national-training.com/nremt.php

When you answer a question correctly, the next question will be harder. As you answer a question incorrectly, the next question will be easier.

However, you could be a smart cookie and think most of them are easy? You could think most of them were easy, and be answering them completely wrong. You just don't know. :(
 

Akulahawk

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You should read http://www.emt-national-training.com/nremt.php

When you answer a question correctly, the next question will be harder. As you answer a question incorrectly, the next question will be easier.

However, you could be a smart cookie and think most of them are easy? You could think most of them were easy, and be answering them completely wrong. You just don't know. :(
That's what's fun about adaptive testing. You just don't know... and if you're well educated for the level of the exam, all the questions will seem easy. If not, then these exams will find out where your weaknesses are. If all the questions seem easy, the other possibility is that the computer has noticed a weakness and has selected questions appropriate for that...

The questions should, however, be drawn from a standardized question pool. Thus you do have a set maximum level of difficulty.
 

RESQGUY

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I was just kind of expecting something a little different. I thought it was pretty decent. There are a lot of answers that seem right though. I haven't ever really liked tests, so I was worried a little.
 

Ridryder911

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All board and license test are designed for only one reason... to test the applicants, minimal knowledge base to help ensure safety to the public. That's it and that's all folks!

No base level licensure/cerification should be used as a "clearing house"! NREMT has voiced their opinion on this forever, schools should be doing this as the student goes through the program. The student should be well prepared to take boards and certifications when exiting a program.

R/r 911
 
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