Sunday, June 10, 2018

Medicking

I'm still technically in orientation but I'm on a truck and that makes me happy. My field training officer has a reputation for not babying people and being scary but in reality she's pretty great. She is always happy to answer my questions and teach me what I don't know. From what I understand, I have one more week with her then I get put on my own truck.

As someone who's never had a job before, it's a bit of an adjustment. But so far I am really liking this. :)

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Summer Break!

     Change can sometimes be daunting and other times it can be welcome.
     My twenty first birthday has come and gone and as far as Civil Air Patrol is concerned, I can no longer be a cadet. There are advantages to being a senior member, but sometimes I miss being a cadet. I look forward to giving back to the organization that helped me gain life skills I now use everyday.
     On the other hand, I have just finished my last assignment for this spring! I have been taking online classes this semester. Convenient, but it lacks social interaction. I miss seeing my friends from paramedic school every third day, but that was also a different situation. We stuck together for not just a semester, but a whole year. Anyways, I am so excited to have a summer break! I haven't had one since high school. :)
    Another transition I will be making in the immediate future is getting used to having a job. I just got hired y'all! I am ecstatic about being back on a truck.

    In my excitement, I have compiled a bucket list of sorts for this semester summer. (Haha still in the school mode)

  • Make a shadow box for paramedic school
  • Make a cute little succulent garden
  • Do some reading that I haven't had time to do
  • Fly a kite at the beach
  • Finally learn to play my flute
That doesn't seem like too much, right? 
Happy Summer everyone!

PS On that note, I feel bad for the people who live up north. The weather here in Florida is gorgeous!

Monday, February 19, 2018

Getting Hired

Throw back to one year ago when I was in P2.
I was verbalizing a trauma scenario here.
       Now that I’m a Florida licensed paramedic it’s about time to get some experience! Unfortunately, like many young people know, you can’t get experience without a job and it’s hard to get a job without experience. The Lord knows though and it's under His control so I'm in the process of testing to be hired at the local ambulance service as an EMT. Then when I have some of that golden experience under my belt I can get promoted to paramedic. 
        I've been taking a psychology course and a medical terminology course online and also attempting to obtain NREMT certification at the paramedic level. For some reason I struggle passing static cardiology. I'm also nearing the end of my cadet career in the Civil Air Patrol. I hope to continue on as a senior member and give back to the organization that helped me become the person I am today. So you see I've been quite busy. Now if I can just go back from thinking ALS (advanced life support) to BLS (basic life support) I should be able to get hired. *thumbs up*