EMT midpoint

We’ve finished the second week of the EMT program, putting us at about half-way done. Last week we worked on bandaging and splinting. Monday should be head & spine injuries; time to play with c-collars, backboards and other immobilization devices. We’ll also start in with IV/IO therapy and IM injections.

A couple of photos from our bandaging lab:

Friday was an interesting day. We had a non-diving patient in for hyperbaric oxygen treatment. 33 fsw for an hour, breathing pure oxygen. For those of you enriched air divers, yes that is oxygen at a pressure of 2 ATA. As there is a risk of seizures, a tender is in the chamber with the patient. We’ll be treating the same patient again this week.