- Paperback: 272 pages
- Publisher: Pearson; 2 edition (October 28, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0132253968
- ISBN-13: 978-0132253963
- Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.7 x 9.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 97 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #326,828 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover
SUCCESS! for the EMT by Joseph J. Mistovich and Edward Kuvlesky isthetext to help students pass their National Registry and other certification exams. All items are written and tested by educators and offer proven authoritative information. Blending a comprehensive collection of practice exam questions with helpful test-taking tips and student hints, all items reference the Department of Transportation's objectives. As you build confidence by digging into this rich content review, you'll find that the Brady/Prentice Hall Health test preparation system is a blueprint for success.
SUCCESS! Is a complete review system that combines relevant exam-style questions with a self-assessment format to provide you with the best preparation for your exam!
About the Author
Joseph J. Mistovich, MEd, NREMT-P
Joseph Mistovich is Chairperson of the Department of Health Professions and a Professor at Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio. He has more than 22 years of experience as an educator in emergency medical services. Mr. Mistovich received his Master of Education degree in Community Health Education from Kent State University in 1988. He completed a Bachelor of Science in Applied Science degree with a major in Allied Health in 1985, and an Associate in Applied Science degree in Emergency Medical Technology in 1982 from Youngstown State University.
Mr. Mistovich has more than 27 years of experience providing advanced life support in the prehospital environment. He is an author or coauthor of numerous EMS books and journal articles and is a frequent presenter at national and state EMS conferences.
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So I ordered it. Then used it to study for two weeks straight before taking the exam. The second time I took it the computer shut me off at 70 questions. Less than the time it shut me off before. I was nervous. My results came in a few days ago. I PASSED!!!!
This book is really amazing. It covers all thew major topics without bombarding you with needless information that the EMT textbooks have in it. The questions were almost exactly the same as the ones on the actual National Registry Exam. BUY THIS BOOK!!!
This is the best study guide so far out of 4. I found 3 at the library and had to order this one to get my hands on it. It has the most practice questions, a ton of them, which is really great practice. It was also the most expensive, but it's laid out the best, with exams arranged by topic rather than randomly, and the explanations are the most complete and comprehensive and are right at the end of each exam session, so you aren't flipping all the way to the back of the book for every answer, which I liked. It doesn't waste space on reviewing material you already learned in class and have in your textbook. There were really only a couple of mistakes I found. One was using the word "book" for "body" in BSI three times, but you can figure that one out. And there were minor typos, but one major one where the answer was "positive ventilation is warranted" when it should have a "not" before the "warranted". You'd have to know this as I did to figure out the explanation is just plain wrong.
This book is great in that what you need is lots of practice doing multiple choice questions, and not a big review; you already took a class for that. Other study guides are a lot of review and not much test practice (McGraw-Hill and Kaplan). And one (Mcgraw-Hill) didn't even have answer explanations! Learning Express was the next best study guide with 3 practice exams of 150 questions each with good explanations and a fourth fill-in the blank practice exam of 160 questions.
The NREMT exam is adaptive, so depending on how well you are doing, it will throw different topics at you or stay on one topic you aren't answering so well. The NREMT website says the CBT exam is from 70-120 questions, with a 70 question minimum. You are timed at 2 hours and 15 minutes. My test stopped me at exactly 70 questions and I passed but thought I had not, becasue it was so difficult. It threw some ridiculously hard questions at me near the end on topics we never studied in class, like Sickle Cell disease, fistulas, and gastroenteritis. A classmate got a peristalsis question. I think the CBT knew I was going to pass, so before it ends, it threw in topics that are beyond the scope of our textbook to see what we know, or just to mess with us.
I have to disagree with one reviewer who says the CBT exam had a lot of questions in it exactly like this study book. I only got one or two that resembled the ones in this study guide, but most of the questions on the CBT exam waere a lot more difficult than any of these study guide book questions, but this is still the best one for practicing multiple choice tests. Good luck!
I found the most helpful part is that this book allows you to gauge your understanding but takes great care to help you think critically about your answers and give you good guidance when you miss things.
The part that doesn't directly help is that in this book, there is always a good answer, and all of the answers are pretty fair. In the NREMT, as has been said probably many times, you will be presented with lots of what looks like unfair answers where more than one thing could be right or everything looks wrong. The NREMT is looking for the best answer, often in an adverse environment. This book, as well as a bulk of others want to focus on training you to pick the correct answer in the best environment. In the CD that comes with the book, the practice exams give you a hint of what that would be like.
In the end, I used an additional website to leverage the pretest experience, and had I not grown to understand that the best choice and the correct choice can be somewhat different but equally critical, I would have had issues. Learn this, and you'll do fine.