EMT-B Students!!!

EMTCop86

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So I, along with many other members of this forum are currently going through EMT-B school. I was thinking of having a thread for us to share, vent, ask questions, etc about our experiences in class and what not. Instead of starting a new thread on every little subject we can post here and share knowing we are all going through the same thing.

I'll start. My name is Lori and I am 22 years old. I start class on the 16th but had a orientation on the 10th. I was previously an MFR with the fire department. I am really looking forward to learning as much as I can.

I hope you all decide to share also about whats going on with you and in your class.
 

tatersalad

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I started class on the 6th of January. We have had one test, and are working on A & P and basic vitals now. I am going to have to agree with some of the folks here that the amount of A & P in the Basic curriculum is disturbingly small. I'm planning on taking a full A & P class in the fall to supplement.

good luck
 

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Only one test so far? wow I started just about the same time and I have had one every day except for the first day. And that day we were checked off on our CPR skills.
So far I am really enjoying the class. I'm learning a lot! Lectures are kinda boring but very useful. Other then that I love it!

Forgive me for asking but A&P?
 

XxBigBrotherxX

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yea im 18 years old and im starting my EMT-B course on the 22nd of January..Im excited..i dont really know what to expect!!!!..i hope for the best.
 

Sieldan

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Thirty-three here. Just started class on Monday of this week. Only been to two classes as its a Monday & Wednesday class. But we're there from 8:30 to 3. Haven't done much yet, just admin/paperwork. Looking forward to getting into the deeper stuf.
 

rhan101277

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I took A&P I along with EMT-B. Main reason is because the class is required to enter medic school. Another was I wanted to be more well rounded in case I decided just to be a basic. I was going to take part II this semester but decided to take it off.
 

tatersalad

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Only one test so far? ...
Yes, two night a week class. Test #1 3rd class period, test #2 5th class period (next Tuesday).
 

EMT-B2B

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33 here. Starting class on the 24th. One week!....Cant wait!
 

EMTWintz

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Do I get to post here too? I am going thru basic again. Started Jan 5. Went thru 6yr ago, but sadly let license expire(merely an oversight) Class is boring for me, had one test so far only took 5min to complete (altho took others little bit longer) Have been thru A&P 4times, EMTB's have it easy as I have been thru much harder studyin' for MA cert.
 

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Of course you do!

Do I get to post here too? I am going thru basic again. Started Jan 5. Went thru 6yr ago, but sadly let license expire(merely an oversight) Class is boring for me, had one test so far only took 5min to complete (altho took others little bit longer) Have been thru A&P 4times, EMTB's have it easy as I have been thru much harder studyin' for MA cert.
Of course you do!


I am in my very early 20s and I begin my B class on the 27th! :) I too am very excited about class.

I am also taking A&P I this semester. It seems like there are a lot of like minds. I also plan on becoming a Medic.

Best of luck to everybody and we will study "together" and help each other out (Basic and A&P I)!
 
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Well first off anyone can post even if your not a student! Anyways I had my first day of class today. It was pretty boring the first half going over the intro stuff like what you can and can't do, documentation and such. When we got back from lunch we got our first TB test and did this really fun team work exercise. We had two buckets, one with rocks and one with out. There was a giant circle around the buckets and no part of your body could cross that line. We were given some back board straps and a bungee cord and told to grab the bucket with the rocks and dump them into the empty bucket. It was a lot harder then it looked and seemed. We ran out of time before we could get the rocks into the other bucket. So next week we have our first quiz and start to get into A&P and airway.
 

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23 yrs old. were in our second semester right now. I did my first "ride time" tonight 3-11 only had 3 calls come in difficulty breathing witch turned into and assault call (waited for PD of course), then a 10 m/o choking baby was fine when we got there (cute kid sweet too) then a "fall" call 400 lbs pt slid out of bed and needed assistance to get back up, told the female medic "see arnt you glad I was here tonight :)" I was kinda hoping for a little more but oh well maby next time. we sat in the station for three and a half hours before the first one came in I told my sister I was about to take my boots off, order some food and take a crap. call came in not even two min after, lol who knows maby there is something to all that superstition.
 
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So yea I am starting to think I should have taken an A&P class before starting EMT-B school. I just started reading the chapter on basic human anatomy. Yes it doesn't get very detailed at all and in fact barely scratches the surface but for someone who has never taken an A&P class it is overwhelming. I think I am going to run out of note cards before the night is done...
 

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As a note, those cards will by far exceed anything expected in EMT-B course. The Netters flash cards use the same plates (images) that are found in the Netters Anatomy Atlas, so you can refer to the atlas if you buy it or are at a library. These are the same cards used by medical students.
 

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I'm taking a 3wk EMT-B course, and i'm finished with my 2nd week. I love it, the intensity of the program allows me to be completely immersed in the material. I have a 92% in the class so far, skills testing is next friday. We just finished emergency childbirth.
 

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I'm 35 and about half way through my course now. It started in Sept and ends in June. We get a quiz every class, but only 4 written exams that actually count toward our final grade (we've had 2 so far). We also have our final practical exam in June.

An A&P course would have been quite helpful, but I've been fortunate to have taken a college biology course recently which has helped a lot and I have a great friend who loaned me his clinical A&P book which is also a great help.

I've got to say that I'm loving every bit of this and I get more and more fascinated every day.......and the more I learn, the more I learn that I don't know a thing! :wacko:
 

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