Catch the recording of our December webinarBy Rachael Rosen

December 19, 2012

Lab Skills Update

After we released Skills Tracker 2.0, many of you told us that you could better incorporate NREMT skill sheets if we made some changes to the way data is entered in lab shifts. With this in mind, we decided to reboot Lab Skills, and this project is underway now. This webinar contains a preview of the new, highly customizable lab data entry. You can look forward to a simpler way to document group practice and tally the number of peer and instructor check-offs.

Lab Skills Update - webinar recording 12-13-12 from Fisdap on Vimeo.

Midterm check-in : Auditing data By Rachael Rosen

November 20, 2012

November webinar recording

It's that time of year again! Join Genghis for a webinar all about best practices for auditing and confirming data. If you're not already consistently auditing data, don't wait to review your students' data at the end of the course. Now's the time to be reminded how to audit data and verify student progress with our reports.

The 2013 Research Summit will be here before you know it!By Rachael Rosen

August 14, 2012

We're a couple months away from opening registration for the 2013 Research Summit, but if you want a notification email in October, sign up for the Research Summit email list to make sure you get the registration announcement.

Or email rrosen [at] fisdap [dot] net (subject: 2013%20Fisdap%20Research%20Summit) (Rachael Rosen) for more information about the 2013 Research Summit.

All Fisdap exams will be unavailable Friday, August 3 - Sunday, August 5By Rachael Rosen

August 1, 2012

Fisdap's developers have been busy making improvements to the way we deliver exams. Many of our customers have asked if we can make our exams more closely mimic the experience of the NREMT. In response to this, we have added a couple features, including a timer and only displaying one question at a time--instead of a full page with 10 questions. Our exams have not, however, been altered to be computer adaptive. We will still give students the same valid, reliable and predictive content that we always have and continue to offer students their Learning Prescriptions. If you would like more information about these changes, please sign up for our August 21st webinar.

These changes will go live on Monday, August 6th. To prepare for this launch, Fisdap exams will be unavailable the weekend of August 3-5. 

All Fisdap exams, including comprehensive exams, unit exams, and the practice exams in Study Tools will be unavailable.

Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Calling all Idaho educators!By Rachael Rosen

July 31, 2012

We're coming to your state! Sign up for one of our free test item writing workshops in August or September.

Learn more.

Register now!

New EMT Pilot Exam Available Now!By Rachael Rosen

July 16, 2012

Last week, we announced the release of our first ever Entrance Exam for Prospective Paramedic Students, available now for pilot testing. This week, we are excited to announce the release of the EMT Readiness Exam 4 (ERE 4) for pilot testing.

July webinar: Introducing Fisdap's new Entrance Exam for Prospective Paramedic StudentsBy Rachael Rosen

July 15, 2012

Wednesday, July 25 @ 11:00 am CT 

Join the creators of this exam for a discussion about why we decided to build an entrance exam and how it was developed. Learn more about how you can implement an entrance exam in your program--and do so for FREE while this exam is in pilot testing.

Register Now

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

Introducing the first ever Fisdap Entrance Exam for Prospective Paramedic StudentsBy Rachael Rosen

July 11, 2012
Available now for FREE pilot testing.
Does your school currently utilize an entrance exam to predict whether an applicant will successfully complete your paramedic program? By and large, many schools do not. Fisdap listened to the EMS community’s requests for an entrance exam specific to paramedicine.

PRE 4 now available for FREE pilot testing. By Rachael Rosen

February 16, 2012
We are excited to announce the release of the Paramedic Readiness Exam 4 (PRE 4) for pilot testing. This exam has gone through Fisdap’s content validation phase and is now ready for your students’ attempts. Your participation is critical to validating this exam, so pilot tests are free for your students. Instructors can schedule this exam in the Test Scheduler tool--look at the bottom of the test drop down menu options for “Pilot Exams.”
This new comprehensive exam (PRE 4) reflects the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines and the new Education Standards. The PRE 4 contains 200 multiple choice items and covers the 6 content areas from the NREMT’s 2009 National EMS Practice Analysis.
Participation in pilot testing is a great opportunity to give students additional exposure to critical thinking items, but we don't provide cut scores or Learning Prescriptions during pilot testing.

Contribute to EMS educational research by checking your students for good data.By Rachael Rosen

January 18, 2012

We wish all Fisdap instructors could attend the Research Summit, but even if you can't make it to this year's conference, you can make research happen by auditing your student data.

On February 10th and 11th, educators from around the country will convene in Minneapolis for the 2012 Fisdap Research Summit, an annual event where participants use Fisdap data to conduct critical EMS educational research.

We need your support! Please take some time to update your student records before February 3rd.

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