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    Class not making sense

    Well new update. Last week I rode with a crew that was excellent for my development as an EMT. I learned how to be a Basic on BLS calls and how to be a Paramedic's aide on ALS calls, rather than the week before where every call was ALS'd and I merely functioned as a medic's aide. They inspired...
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    Class not making sense

    So we're halfway through the class now. Things are making sense and are coming together as we practice the NREMT psychomotor skills exam, learn new skills, and ideally during ride-alongs (though riding with EMSA I learned how to be a paramedic's servant rather than an EMT Basic). Here's the...
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    Class not making sense

    Yes, the concepts make sense individually, but I'm finding that putting all the individual stuff together is difficult until a skill is added in. Yeah, legal stuff and safety were the first week. Then comms, etc. Then we got into the human body stuff and moving patients.
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    Class not making sense

    So on the first night of class, our instructor straight up told us that things wouldn't make sense until several weeks in. That said, it's week 3 and I'm freaking out because nothing is really coming together yet. Is my dumb redneck brain missing something here or is this normal when going...
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    The Official EMTLIFE Introduction Thread

    Hi! First of all, I did everything in the wrong order (posted first and then noticed this thread). Anywho here goes: I'm Garrett. I'm a dumb Okie redneck that, after making many incorrect life decisions, is finally following God's plan for me and my dad's footsteps by entering EMS. When I...
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    Third rides before class starts?

    Much appreciated, that saves me a few phone calls and making an ### of myself to potential future employers. Other than reading ahead in the book and getting my required medical information up to snuff, do you have any recommendations for how I can set myself up for excellence?
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    Third rides before class starts?

    Hey y'all, Posting again even though anyone who read my first post on probably thinks I'm not entirely sane. I have a question: is it possible to start getting in any of my class required ride alongs before my class even starts? I know I'm probably getting ahead of myself but I've been bit by...
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    Getting Ahead With Classes and Third Rides

    Good evening y'all, New member here! I start my Basic class in the fall. I already know that I need to read ahead (which I'm doing), and of the few bright sides that can come from my dad's death, I'm back in touch with his old buddies from when he was a paramedic. They're hooking me up with the...

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