The Fisdap Blog

RSI Without Sedative

February 25, 2008
"They opted to use the rapid sequence intubation protocol to knock him down and intubate him. However after they had knocked him down with a paralytic, they neglected to give him a sedative..." Click below to hear the rest from Will Krost.
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The Power of Barney

February 19, 2008
"[When we arrived on the scene of] a car versus tree... we found a first responder holding c-spine on the driver and singing the Barney I Love You song..." Click below to listen to the rest of this story from Tim Duncan!
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New: FISDAP RewardsBy Rachael Rosen

February 18, 2008

Programs that participate in the development of our tests and quizzes can earn discounts on FISDAP Testing accounts. To view your FISDAP Rewards status, go to your MyFISDAP page and click the thermometer image.

Note: We have a particular need for more test items. To contribute test items and earn Rewards points for your program, go to the FISDAP home page and click on the "Testing" link in the left menu. Click the "Contributors" tab. Complete the "Contributor Training Module," and then begin submitting test items online!

Please Update 2007 Student DataBy Rachael Rosen

January 20, 2008

On February 8th and 9th, educators from around the country will convene for the 2008 Prehospital Care Research Summit, an annual event during which participants use FISDAP data to conduct critical EMS educational research. They need your help! Please take some time to update your student records before February 5th. You should:

New FISDAP Features Online TodayBy Rachael Rosen

September 19, 2007

All New Reports Section

Easier Report Building

Pick your own User NameBy Rachael Rosen

August 23, 2007

Based on your requests, students and instructors can now pick their own user names when creating their FISDAP accounts. Each user name must be unique and contain only numbers and/or letters.

New Eval Options

The Eval feature, which records and manages skill sheets and evaluations, has been expanded. Previously, only instructors and students were able to evaluate each other. We recently extended the list of evaluator and subject types to include:

  • Students
  • Instructors
  • Preceptors
  • Programs
  • Sites
  • Base/Department
  • Anonymous

Please Report National Registry ScoresBy Rachael Rosen

June 26, 2007

If you helped pilot-test the EMT Readiness Exam or our new paramedic exam this spring, please be sure to report your students' National Registry results to FISDAP. We need to know which students passed their cognitive exams and which students failed. The information can be emailed to lbriguglio [at] fisdap [dot] net. Thank you for your continued participation!

Eval SummariesBy Rachael Rosen

May 30, 2007

Programs using the FISDAP Skills Tracker can now generate Eval Summaries. An Eval Summary condenses the results from multiple Evals into one form. To generate an Eval Summary

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