The Fisdap Blog

  • What is an Exam Blueprint?

    Testing is a complex subject area. We’ve spent some time this year explaining the basics of Cut Scores and Exam Validity to help EMS educators ensure the tests they’re administering provide good evidence of the student’s knowledge.
  • NREMT Recertification Update: the National Continued Competency Project (NCCP)

    Change is afoot in EMS. With the new National Education Standards, the scope of practice has changed for Paramedics and EMTs. The NREMT is piloting a new initial certification model with the Paramedic Psychomotor Competency Package (Check out this blog post for more information on the PPCP pilot).
  • How to Set a Cut Score

    There are many ways to construct an exam. You can use short answer questions, fill in the blank questions, multiple-choice questions, true/false questions, essay questions: the possibilities are endless! When it comes to grading that exam, some questions have a single correct answer and some are graded on the accuracy and quality of the response.
  • What is Exam Validity?

    Validity is the most important factor to consider when developing an exam, not least of all because of its significance to the CoAEMSP for program accreditation. But what does it mean?
  • Outcomes After Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Treated by BLS vs. ALS" - PCRF Journal Club

    Sponsored by the Prehospital Care Research Forum (PCRF) and facilitated by Fisdap, this monthly webinar series features discussions of recently published EMS research.
  • Paramedic Readiness Exam 4 Now Available

    We are very excited to announce the release of a brand new comprehensive exam for paramedic students: the Paramedic Readiness Exam 4 (PRE4). The PRE4 is a multiple choice summative exam which is designed to prepare students for the challenges of a state or national certification examination.
  • Studying for Your EMT or Paramedic NREMT Exam? 3 Tips for Mastering Computer Adaptive Testing

    In case you didn’t already know, the NREMT is a computer adaptive test. Computer adaptive testing (CAT) is becoming an increasingly common practice in the world of exams.
  • ALS Scenarios for Paramedics: Female Cardiac Scenario

    Previously on the blog, we brought you a post with four scenarios for your Ambulance Operations class. While we gave you some some gnarly details about creating elaborate moulage, we didn’t offer you the specific data (BP, pulse, medications, etc.) that your teaching aides need to run the scenario from start to finish.

    What is Fisdap?

    If you’ve been around EMS for a while, you might have heard the word “Fisdap” before and wondered what it is. Here’s the short version: Fisdap is a software development company that builds online tools for EMS and healthcare education. Our goal has always been to bring the EMS community together to create innovative solutions for teaching and learning prehospital care.
  • 7 Tips for Getting Hired in EMS

    You’ve completed paramedic school and passed the National Registry, so what comes next? For many people, it’s an intimidating job hunt. As a recent college grad myself, I have firsthand experience with the many emotions that come with finishing school: excitement, relief, and a major dose of apprehension.

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