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I love hemostasts. Getting off tight caps, hanging tape off your shirt, temporarily managing lines, clamping foleys, etc. Oh and clamping arterial bleeds of course h34r:
Great to hear about your experience in B school. You should now be starting to see how nursing (you're an LVN) and EMS are different animals that share some of the same things: the patient and some skills. That will become further evident as you progress through P school. Just remember that when you're done, you'll have to remember which hat you're wearing at what time because it's no bueno to exceed your authorized scope, even though you're well trained/educated in whatever it is you'd want to do.Well, that was fun! Basic class has been a blast! I've learned a ton, had great preceptors and experiences in clinicals and done well on quizzes and testing. We take finals on Wednesday.
Next challenge is paramedic school, which starts on Thursday, the day after basic class ends. There are 3 of us moving on to paramedic class (all 3 of us have previous medical experience) and 2 going to intermediate class. Almost time to say goodbye to family and friends for the next year.