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It mans "yet to be discovered", ancient paramedic saying.
I definitely appreciate your enthusiasm and motivation, and I would suspect most others here do as well.Surely there is something to gain by practicing and learning new things now? I learned about the different types of body tissues (epithelial, connective, nervous, muscle) and the different types within those types (e.g. there is areolar, adipose, fibrous, cartilage, bone, blood, hemopoetic connective tissue). Why would this not be of benefit to me?
From the sounds of it you are a smart person who will have no problem whatsoever keeping up in class and doing very well.
There really isn't a lot of differential formulation at the EMT level...
ECG interpretation is not something you need when preparing for EMT.
knowing high school level anatomy and physiology, with a concentration on identifying organ system and function and completely understanding gas exchange and the importance it plays.
I don’t know why I’m wasting my time writing this, however. You seem to only be interred in bragging about how much you know already and how you can practice OPQRST as it relates to snakes.
Medical terms are also important. Take an online class.
completely understanding gas exchange and the importance it plays.
I can personally identify with a lot of what you wrote above. I have never been a strong academic and always found all levels of formal education unduly stressful and procrastination-inducing, despite otherwise being a pretty bright and generally motivated guy. So I get where you are coming from when you say you just want to get a good head start in order to reduce the workload and stress.Thanks, that is very kind of you to say and I appreciate it.
I am not a very academic person and I struggle in formal education settings (not speculation - I have the academic transcript to prove it). It is likely that when my course starts I will struggle a lot with procrastination. I tend to handle stress quite well in most situations but i'm guessing this could be a cause of procrastination?
As an example, I am currently learning how to read an ECG. It was quite tough at first but my assumption is that because I don't have the added (hidden) stress of being on a course with time constraints, it was not a big deal for me to take things one step at a time. On a course, this is a lot harder because it does not feel like you can afford to take things slow. So as soon as you hit a speed bump, it can be very off putting.
It has actually only taken me about 2-3 days to finally get the hang of reading an ECG. I am confident that I would have just stopped studying at this point if I was under the time constraints of the actual course. I may not have resumed study for many weeks.
This is a big reason why I am trying to learn as much as I can before the course starts.