21 December 2012

Be Patient

“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.”
~     Rainer Maria Rilke

08 December 2012

Officially an E-M-T! ... almost

I passed the Alaska EMT state exam with 91% on Friday
& the practical exam today!

Practicals consisted of six stations:
Medical Assessment & Exam,
Trauma Assessment & Exam,
AED operations,
supine back board,
bag-valve-mask with Oxygen,
OPA & NPA (oral & nose airway openers). 

Thankfully, I got those in one shot too.  We're allowed a second chance.

Now, I have to wait on my application to go through.  Then, I can start volunteering at the Fire Department.

* Too boot, I met a couple of paramedics on Saturday.  They  said all I have to do is fill out a waiver & I can be on call to go on the Medivac flights.  These flights go out to villages where there is no hospital access.  Exciting!