What makes one decide to go farther and become a Paramedic? What is it that drives you?
because 8 years later working up the ranks from just basic first aid at the age of 13 to emt now at 21... it would be rude to stop now haha
but in all seriousness its something ive a great interest in and i want to be able to help my patients better and further my skills for my own self
OK, this is a classic. Been in class for two weeks now (EMT then onto Paramedic, 18 months total). We were being signed off on how to change an oxygen cylinder and one of my classmates was struggling to get the regulator off. Our instructor shook his head and asked her 'Why are you here? Why do you want to do this course?' Her answer was 'Because I thought it would be easy'
Go figure, we don't think she will be with us for long. Also she turned up yesterday for CPR training (admittedly an extra curricular day) wearing a long pleated pink and blue frilly type of flowing skirt...her days are numbered!!!
haha yea same here. 16 I had first aid, 18 I was a first responder, 21 I was an EMT-B, 23 I was an EMT-I and 25 I was a Paramedic. I guess if you look at it that way with all the time it took me, I should be a doctor eh? oh well... The patch is pretty cool as stated
I want to be a medic mostly for the cardiology and extra skills. Basic was ok but I wanted to start lines, push some drugs and shove ET tubes in people. Now I can't wait till I start class for my medic so I can better assist and treat my patient and have the knowledge to do so.
If your reason to become a medic is so you can start lines, push drugs, and shove tubes in peoples throats then you might need to rethink this a little.