I made it. I survived.
Made it through another exam, helped teach the safety course, and collapsed after EMT class last night. Got a 92% on the airway exam (again, couple stupid mistakes) so I think I can live with that.
Should have learned by now that when I'm really exhausted I should just keep my mouth shut -
Instructor: "What do you do when you have an unconscious trauma patient, unknown MOI or NOI, nothing you can find wrong?"
Group: C-spine precautions.
Instructor: "Yes, but what do you do?"
My brain: "Jaw thrust"
My mouth: "Head-tilt chin-lift"
Shut up, A. Ranger...
Moving on to patient assessment is a bit nerve-wracking. My mind seems to blank out at all the wrong points. I'm going to work on visualizing the process and I think that may help. I cannot just sit and read a list or flow chart and pound that into my thick skull. I have a bit of time this weekend so I will give that a go.
On to more exciting news, the village volunteers FINALLY got their new ambulance! Given that it was supposed to be done over a year ago (that's not a typo) let's just say everyone was anxiously awaiting it's arrival. In my truly weird style of giving autos their own moniker, I've nicknamed it "The Beast"