All of you out there who hold certifications know how much you want to show that baby off! Especially if you're not actually working in the field yet, just being able to whip out a card that displays your name and some language that you can save a life is a pretty cool parlor trick.
Below, I pose with my National Registry of EMTs certification card at the wedding of a couple that's a friend of JEMS. When the bride gets back from her honeymoon, I hope to jump in her ambulance…Continue
Posted on July 11, 2013 at 12:00pm
I am ecstatic to report to you all that I not only passed the class, but I got an A on both the final and the class.
An A is always a sweet reward for a job well done, but this one is even sweeter because I fought so hard for that grade -- literally and figuratively. I not only worked through a lot of troubles with learning how to study and how to manage my time as an adult student, I also fought with instructors over the semantics of quiz questions.
I did it…Continue
Posted on May 23, 2013 at 1:00pm
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