Qoute from The EMT Spot

"There is a patient out there who is on a collision course with your skills. They don't know you yet. You've never met them either. They have no idea that they are going to meet you in the future, but the day they do, they will test you." From The EMT Spot

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Paramedic Thinking

This is one thing that caught me by surprise, in terms of how difficult it is for me to do. The idea that I have to think like a Paramedic, or at least begin to develop the ability while in class. One habit I have developed over my life is being very afraid of mastering new skills and having to use them without a good deal of backup and fail-safes. That isn't working when learning to be a paramedic. Self confidence is an important trait for a paramedic, because his patient is depending on him or her doing the right thing, right now and not just standing there trying to make up his mind. I am finding this training harder than anything I have ever done and not for what I would call ordinary reasons.