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KED Station

Discussion in 'NREMT' started by EMTHopefulCT, Oct 30, 2017.

  1. EMTHopefulCT

    EMTHopefulCT Forum Ride Along

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    Hi - Does anyone know if I would get critically failed if I had to take the vest off the victim to grab the leg straps? I was the first one testing in my station and the KED was wrapped a little funny. I've never actually seen KED straps be stuck inside the device rather than put on the outside and over. Obviously, I should have noted it and moved them before putting the KED on at all. I undid the straps for the torso, got the leg straps out, and then refastened and tightened all of it. It was under the time limit, but I wonder if they will fail me for having to remove the vest? What do you think?
     
  2. PotatoMedic

    PotatoMedic Has no idea what I'm doing.

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    You should apply to Denny's now. Just accept that fate...

    Ok in all honesty I don't know. Do they not tell you right away?
     
  3. EMTHopefulCT

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    Ha! No, they don't tell you. I'm in CT and it is weird here. You find out later, and it is just "pass" or "fail." You have to guess what you did wrong and fix it somehow before testing again. Maddening. When it was happening, I just sort of went with it and corrected the strap issue. No freakouts. Hoping the ability to work through adversity works in my favor. There was even a strap not wound or threaded correctly. Wouldn't have seen that until latching it, which is when I noticed.
     
  4. PotatoMedic

    PotatoMedic Has no idea what I'm doing.

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    Eh if you fixed it and addressed the issue than you should be fine. Odd that they don't tell you. Was this an nremt test?
     
  5. EMTHopefulCT

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    Yup. That's just how it works in CT. You have to wait for something like 5-10 business days for your instructor to tell you the results from the state. The sheets from the actual exam go with the state examiner to HQ, I guess. The only info you get is "pass" or "fail" and it is up to you to determine what might have gone wrong. So, the KED station basically stands between me and being a volunteer EMT. I have already passed the cognitive exam. This has been a costly process, but I will be glad to be an EMT volunteer when it is complete.
     
  6. EpiEMS

    EpiEMS Forum Deputy Chief

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  7. DesertMedic66

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    For a NREMT test the examiner is not supposed to give you any indication on if you passed or failed after preforming a skill. You should only find out after all skills have been completed and the student is asked if they would like to file a complaint about the test or testing process. Only then should the student be informed of how they did on the skills.
     
  8. PotatoMedic

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    Yeah but they can tell you if you need to retest a station and have you retest it. On my nremt practical I was told right then and there of my retest and did my retest same day. Guess everyone does it different.
     
  9. Bullets

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    As long as you did not violate any of the Critical Fails on the NR sheet you should be ok.
     
  10. DesertMedic66

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    It shouldn’t be done differently as NREMT has strict guidelines on it. All testing needs to be done for that student before they find out the results and do retesting if needed.
     
  11. PotatoMedic

    PotatoMedic Has no idea what I'm doing.

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    Correct. So that is why I'm wondering why he is asking if he failed. He should know already. Oh well. Maybe I'm not absorbing a fact and that is why I'm confused.
     
  12. DrParasite

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    the leg straps are designed to be stored on the inside of the device (go under the bottom, up the inside, and then out the top, with velcro being applied to the top of the KED). keeps them out of the way when you aren't using it.
    is it a critical failure? https://content.nremt.org/static/documents/skills/E211_NREMT.pdf if not, and you didn't commit any major failures, you should do fine
     
  13. jbiedebach

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    I failed the KED station when I took my medic because I allowed my EMT partner to take his hands off the patient’s head before I got everything secured.
     
  14. EMTHopefulCT

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    And the good news is that it was not a fail. I guess it really shouldn't be if you fix it without moving the patient too much and the whole thing is completed correctly. Woot! I finished all my stations and the test. Just waiting for my license!
     
  15. EpiEMS

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    Congrats. 4-6 weeks, per OEMS...;)
     

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