EMT: Week 2

Week two of the EMT Intensive came to a close yesterday ending the week with scenarios.  These were not predictable straight-forward scenarios, but instead mixtures of medical problems hidden by a distracting injury, and patients less than appreciative to have your probing questions and assessments.  As challenging as it was to critically think through the maze of uncertainty, students felt the ownership of their patient assessments guiding their direction to stabilize, package and ultimately transport or transfer of care by giving appropriate, accurate and succinct patient care reports.  Week two, though the most intensive in terms of didactic material and clinical experiences, serves to bring the parts into focus, and for many the opportunity to see the bigger picture of EMS and it's service to community.