I am currently taking the EMT course at Miramar College. In class, the patient assessment is in precise, linear steps. When I did my 8 hr ride along with a SDFD ALS unit, the assessment was all blurred together for me. I know that the field is different (taking BP in a classroom vs a ambulance on the side of a freeway in the rain). I am asking to see how long has taken people to adapt from the classroom to the field. Not in just patient assessment but in all aspects of the patient care. Thanks.