Woohoo!!! EMT-B is complete! We ended the course with a 150 question written exam on Thursday. While the exam wasn’t trivial, preparation paid off. I finished the exam fairly quickly. As Ron was over at the chamber running a treatment, when I finished I took my exam over to ask a couple of questions (burn dressings & sucking chest wounds). Then he asked if I wanted to finish the treatment and he’d go back to class. Somewhere between cool and nerve wracking. He left me alone to treat a patient.
Now that we have the prerequisites done, DMT starts on Monday. IV’s, gas laws, Navy treatment tables, chest tubes—the fun stuff. 😉
Ron shared some great (sometime gory) stories during the EMT program. Benefits of 30+ years as a firefighter/emt in the states. While I doubt I’ll ever ride on an ambulance, the stories about practical application were invaluable.
[Oh, yeah..I did pass the written exam. 😉 ]