Charly D. Miller
is a nationally known Emergency Medical Services author, instructor, and consultant, who lives in Lincoln, Nebraska. A paramedic since 1985 (including nine years as a Denver General paramedic, in Denver, Colorado), Charly is a seasoned prehospital emergency care provider. With her additional experience as a psychiatric medical technician and an Army National Guard combat helicopter medic, Charly is one of the United States' most exciting and entertaining EMS educators.
Charly's personal-specialty educational and consultation topics include:
- "All Tied Up & No Place To Go: Patient Restraint Issues & Techniques"
- "Restraint Asphyxia-Silent Killer: Understanding & Avoiding Restraint-Related Positional Asphyxia"
- "Because I Said So!: Patient Communication Techniques"
- "Need The Info!: .Patient Interview Techniques"
- "Home Meds: EMS Considerations Related to Patient-Administered Medications"
In addition to this text, Charly's other Brady-published texts include the EMT-Basic National Standards Review Self-Test and (as lead co-author) Taigman's Advanced Cardiology (In Plain English).
Charly has been a contributing author for several EMS magazines, including the Journal of Emergency Medicine (JEMS) and the Internet EMS Webzine, MERGInet.com.
To learn more about Charly or to contact her, visit her web site at www.charlydmiller.com.
Suggestions for Written Examination Preparation and Execution.
Suggestions for Practical Examination Preparation and Execution.
Test Section One (90 Questions, a 1-Hour and 30-Minute Test).
EMS Systems. Paramedic Roles and Responsibilities. The Well-Being of the Paramedic. Illness and Injury Prevention. Medical/Legal Aspects of Advanced Prehospital Care. Ethics in Advanced Prehospital Care. Life Span Development. Therapeutic Communication. Care-Provider Communication. Documentation.
Test Section Two (150 Questions, a 2-Hour and 30-Minute Test).
General Principles of Pathophysiology. History Taking. Techniques of Physical Exam. Patient Assessment. Clinical Decision Making. Assessment Based Management. Trauma Systems and Mechanism of Injury. Hemorrhage and Shock.
Test Section Three (120 Questions, a 3-Hour Test).
General Pharmacology. Venous Access and Medication Administration Techniques.
Test Section Four (132 Questions, a 2-Hour and 12-Minute Test).
EMS-Administered Drug Subjects.
Test Section Five (90 Questions, a 1-Hour and 30-Minute Test).
Airway Management and Ventilation.
Test Section Six (165 Questions, a 2-Hour and 45-Minute Test).
Soft Tissue Trauma. Burns. Head and Face Trauma. Spine Trauma. Thoracic Trauma. Abdominal Trauma. Musculoskeletal Trauma.
Test Section Seven (180 Questions, a 3-Hour Test).
Electrophysiology of the Heart. Basic Dysrhythmia Identification (Using Lead II). Cardiovascular Disorders and Management.
Test Section Eight (120 Questions, a 2-Hour Test).
Pulmonary Emergencies. Neurologic Emergencies. Allergies and Anaphylaxis.
Test Section Nine (120 Questions, a 2-Hour Test).
Endocrine Emergencies. Gastroentric Emergencies. Renal/Urologic Emergencies. Toxicological Emergencies. Hematological Emergencies.
Test Section Ten (103 Questions, a 1-Hour and 45-Minute Test).
Alcoholism and Substance Abuse. Environmental Conditions. Infectious and Communicable Diseases. Behavioral and Psychiatric Disorders. Abuse and Assault. Patients with Special Challenges.
Test Section Eleven (120 Questions, a 2-Hour Test).
Gynecology. Obstetrics. Neonatology. Pediatrics. Geriatrics.
Test Section Twelve (90 Questions, a 1-Hour and 30-Minute Test).
Ambulance Operations. Medical Incident Command. Rescue Awareness and Operations. Hazardous Materials Incidents. Crime Scene Awareness.
Test Section Thirteen (120 Questions, a 2-Hour Test).
Additional Anatomy and Physiology Review. Additional Medical Terminology, Abbreviations, and Symbols Review.
Blank Answer Sheets.
EKG Identification Blank Answer Sheets (an addendum to Section Seven's Blank Answer Sheet).
Test Section One Answer Key.
Test Section Two Answer Key.
Test Section Three Answer Key.
Test Section Four Answer Key.
Test Section Five Answer Key.
Test Section Six Answer Key.
Test Section Seven Answer Key.
Test Section Eight Answer Key.
Test Section Nine Answer Key.
Test Section Ten Answer Key.
Test Section Eleven Answer Key.
Test Section Twelve Answer Key.
Test Section Thirteen Answer Key.
Information Regarding the National Registry of EMTs (NREMT).
NREMT Paramedic Skills and Oral Station Evaluation Sheets, as published by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.