Some of our group recently took the DOT first responder course. The best advice is to listen closely in class, review all handouts diligently and PRACTICE! Make sure whomever is teaching is certified by the DOT and has the experience. Also be sure they cover bloodbourne pathogens (some courses don't do this, which is beyond me why they omit it.)
Make sure you read all chapters. pay close attention to the little notations made in boxes to the side of the chapter text. I have seen question from those. you can take practise tests on rescueexams.com no charge but you do have to set up an account. if your book has a cd with it use it. and just keep studying.
Darn Lizzie...you beat me to the punch....LOL...Read the book throughly....study and practice youe skills.....this will get you through without major problems.....try to ride along on calls...put what you see to the information in the book....it is one thing to read about a patient having an MI (myocardial infarction) its another to actually see the symptoms and the patient....you will never forget it once you see it......Stay safe and remember to keep the faith.........Paul
never rush thru any of your practical.. you have so many minutes for it ,use them... If you get stuck because remember you have certain items you must do in order. stop and slow down.. Pratice with you family members..Have them be your pt's go thru your steps.. I think the worse for me was having to do it in front of some one.. Don't get nervous.. I know it is hard to say that because you will.. The person testing you will know and will give you some breaks, if it looks like you know what you re doing.... S o Practice practice.......
Study Study Study, thats what I am trying to do as well now if only my instructor would send us more note topics over the school website, ha ha. but reading the textbooks and any notes you take is about the best way to study for the tests.