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I am working on dividing my binder for the class into the different sections for example prepatory... does anyone know the other divisions for the book chapters??

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I have not been this confused since squint & I spent a night drinking rum and talking acid/base.

What is your question?

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Different sections for what? Based on what?

Do you have a syllabus for class? Do you have a class schedule?

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i was meaning the divisions for the chapters like the over all groups for each group of chapters.. like chapters 1 through 6 in my book is all prepatory. and chapters 11 through 13 is patient assessment. does anyone know the other divisions

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Well, that would depend on which book you're using. You've yet to mention that.

Why not wait until class starts to see how your instructor(s) break down the class? I've never taken an EMS related class where the book was blindly followed from front cover to back.

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Easy boys....he may look tasty and new, but let's not ruin him, shall we?

William, what Mobey and Mike are so eloquently trying to tell you is that we need more information from you to be able to understand what help you are seeking. Obviously you're about to undertake EMT training and you're nervous and excited. Your desire to be prepared is admirable, but we can't really help you much because EMT training differs from one school to the next. Even within the same institution different instructors will have different teaching styles. We'd love to help you, really, we would, but we need more information from you because we simply don't have enough information to answer your questions.

  • What is the name of your text?
  • What state are you taking your training
  • What educational institution, This is optional because some don't want to identify such...especially if you return in a few weeks to tell us how horrible your school is and had forgotten that you'd identified it in a previous post. This could bite you in the ass.

Finally, unless you stumble across someone here who took the same training from the same instructor as you, you're unlikely to get a definitive answer. However, there are many here who could give you many tips and ideas for successful completion.

Here's my tip, throw out the dividers. EMS involves critical thinking and problem solving with the tools you have. It is very rarely structured and definitely does not flow like the chapters of a book. You need to be able to encompass everything in your environment, evaluate it, and determine what information you process is valuable and what is not.

Good Luck!!!

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Easy boys....he may look tasty and new, but let's not ruin him, shall we?

William, what Mobey and Mike are so eloquently trying to tell you is that we need more information from you to be able to understand what help you are seeking. Obviously you're about to undertake EMT training and you're nervous and excited. Your desire to be prepared is admirable, but we can't really help you much because EMT training differs from one school to the next. Even within the same institution different instructors will have different teaching styles. We'd love to help you, really, we would, but we need more information from you because we simply don't have enough information to answer your questions.

  • What is the name of your text?
  • What state are you taking your training
  • What educational institution, This is optional because some don't want to identify such...especially if you return in a few weeks to tell us how horrible your school is and had forgotten that you'd identified it in a previous post. This could bite you in the ass.

Finally, unless you stumble across someone here who took the same training from the same instructor as you, you're unlikely to get a definitive answer. However, there are many here who could give you many tips and ideas for successful completion.

Here's my tip, throw out the dividers. EMS involves critical thinking and problem solving with the tools you have. It is very rarely structured and definitely does not flow like the chapters of a book. You need to be able to encompass everything in your environment, evaluate it, and determine what information you process is valuable and what is not.

Good Luck!!!

the text we are using is brady prehospital care ninth edition

im training in the state of missouri

and its a technical college in rolla

plus im really starting this at a younger age... im only in my late teens so im still in high school and doing this at the same time just like i did last year with fire classes i was taking

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Ahh another rookie from the great state of Missouri, My home state. He comes from a rural part of my state and I'm not surprised that they might just go from the front to back of the book, that are that backwards in that thar part of the state. ha ha

But seriously, William, the prep work you do now(except the reading), might not be worth a darn for your class that I am assuming will start up 2nd semester in January.

Good luck though.

This is a great place to learn.

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ive already started the class.. im four months into it and we are getting ready to start clinicals.. in which i actually am starting next week

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So you're four months into class and just now trying to figure out how to organize your class work? Why are you asking us the other sections of whatever it is you're looking for? You should have that information already.

Something doesn't seem quite right here. And it's not this posters alleged age...

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Hmm, what is the purpose for the binder? For example, are you using it for a quick reference guide while doing clinicals? Are you just putting it into storage? Prepping it for use as a study guide? Don't let these guys offend you with their comments. Think of them more as the teasing older brother, they're trying to be friendly and sometimes it may come off as belittling, but it's 'usually" not meant to be that way.

If you have a particular ambulance service in mind that you want to work for they must have a protocol manual, possibly online. Perhaps you could consider dividing your binder to match the chapters in the protocols. For example ours are divided into General (prep), Chest Pain, Medical, Trauma, and specialised protocols.

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Im sorry, I still don't understand what you're looking for. Doesn't your book have a chapters outline? Wouldn't that tell you what's in there?

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the binder is being used for a study reference.. it has all my notes and all of my instructors power point presentations for each chapter in it along with all of my review stuff and skill sheets so i was trying to find a way to better organize it

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I'm thinking that whatever works for you would be best. There is no specific or proper way it should be done. You could group it chronologically, or based on classification of medical condition, alphabetically...the list goes on.

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well i figured it out and now im working on getting all my skkills memorized and working on my clinicals

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Good on you for coming back and starting another thread. It shows you have guts.IT takes guts to be an EMT. I have seen a lot of people not come back.

Possibly the most important skill sheets are the Patient Assessment/Management Trauma and Assessment/Management Medical.

You need to learn them all well but these two helped me the most in passing the written exams including NREMT.

Don't be shy. If you have any more questions let us know.

EDIT: Cool handle. I love that movie.

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They way I always organize my binders for school is by unit exams. That way I can go back and look over specific sections I had problems with on the unit exams. For example.. one class had 5 unit exams and a final... I had 6 dividers in a 2" binder. Each section had the lecture notes, handouts, and assignments corresponding to that exam. For the final, I take the study guide and pull out relevant notes from each unit and put it behind the 6th divider.

How this relates to you: Take all of your notes and organize them by the sections you have been tested on so far. In the future, starting this process at the beginning of the class rather than half way through.

Good for you also, for sticking through the first posts here... sometimes it can be rough but we do have a lot of knowledge to provide. Good luck on your clinical time and eventually your state/national exam!

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William, my class used the same txt book. I would recommend using the internet study guide that comes with your textbook (brady resource central). I will find my syllabus to give you an idea on how our course was structured. I shall get back to you soon.

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Did you intend on spelling "apneic" incorrectly?

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Not at the time. And when I realized I didn't care to creat a new account :o/>

Aug 31 Introduction, Responsibilities Ch 1,2,3

Sept 01 terminology-Documentation, Communication Ch 4&5

Sept 07 Anatomy-Physiology, Life Development Ch 7,8,9

Sept 08 Pathophysiology Pathogens / BSI, Pharmacology, Shock & Resuscitation Ch 9,14,15

Sept 14 & 15 Airway Management / Emergencies, Airway adjuncts Ch 10,16

Sept 21 Cardiac Emergencies / Management, Baseline Vital Signs, Monitoring Devices, Lifting & Moving patients Ch 17,11,6

Sept 22 Scenarios / Skills

Oct 05 & 06 Scene size-up, Ambulance Ops, Airship Response. Assessments: Adult / Medical / trauma Ch 12,13,41

Oct 12 Assessments: Pediatric, Geriatric, Special Needs Ch 37,38,39,40

Oct 19 Medical Emergencies, Pharmacology Ch 18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26

Oct 27 MOI, Bleeding & Shock, Soft Tissue injuries, Burns, Musculoskeltal injuries, Head, Neck, Spinal injuries, Eye, Face, Chest, & Genital injuries Ch 27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35,36

Nov 09 Haz Mat, MCI, ICS, WMD Ch 42,43,44,45

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Oct 27 MOI, Bleeding & Shock, Soft Tissue injuries, Burns, Musculoskeltal injuries, Head, Neck, Spinal injuries, Eye, Face, Chest, & Genital injuries Ch 27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35,36

10 chapters in one week. That's a lot of material to cover in one week.

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maybe they're short chapters ;)

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maybe they're short chapters ;)

is there a such thing? Shortest I have seen is 20 pages. And those are the tough ones full of a lot of info
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