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Started Feb 13
In honor of EMS Week, which is happening right now, I want to thank everyone out there in the field for what you do. EMS providers don't always get the recognition they need for the amazing jobs they do. So I decided to post the five things I think make EMS providers most awesome.
Thing is, I couldn't do it. Not because EMS providers don't do five awesome things. Rather, because everything I said was a variation of the following most-awesome thing ever:
Posted on May 21, 2013 at 12:30pm
Last night's lecture was our final lecture. Nothing against my instructors, but we were all so thrilled to close our 1,200 page textbooks at the end of the night. I don't care who you are. Five hours of lectures is a lot, even with a 30-minute break.
Luckily, there's a Starbucks nearby.
I didn't leave campus once during break until three weeks ago. Something happened when May hit that made it necessary for all of us to head outside for a little breather. This…Continue
Posted on May 16, 2013 at 1:18pm
I knew last night's quiz was going to be hard, because the subject was pediatrics and there's just so much to know and keep track of with pediatric patients. I maintained my most recent study strategy: effectively use my time not by reading the full text but reading all the call out material in the book and taking the book's online quiz until I get it perfect more than once.
It's been working, but it didn't help this time, because I failed. But misery loves company, and I am…Continue
Posted on May 14, 2013 at 12:00pm
If you've been reading my blog this semester, you might remember when I first heard about the group scenarios we had to do in front of the class. (Could I Be a Trauma Junkie?) I was very excited, because they reminded me of the JEMS Games and seemed like a fun way to incorporate research, learning and coordination...and a…Continue
Posted on May 9, 2013 at 12:30pm
I don't know what has happened to our class, but it's like someone flipped a switch because we are all suddenly very over this class. I think the professors are too. In fact, I know at least one of them is because he told us so during last night's lecture.
It's nice to be in the home stretch. This has been a fun endeavor, and I've learned so much. I've become intimately familiar with what EMS providers do, how it feels to be on a BLS transfer rig, what the challenges with the…Continue
Posted on May 7, 2013 at 12:30pm