This summer I've been busy taking classes at Daytona State College. I only have about three more weeks until I graduate from EMT school! Once I finish the class I will be eligible to sit for the state exam to be an officially certified emergency medical technician. This semester long journey has been full of surprises. One thing is that I never thought I would love it this much!
I admit I was a bit shaken at first with the language and behavior of most of those I go to class with. As a girl who's been sheltered her entire life, it was a bit shocking to hear profanity readily used in everyday conversation. To be honest even now I struggle to follow Christ's example. When you are surrounded, it infiltrates your mind. My faithfulness is paying off though. My classmates notice that I am different. They notice I don't curse or drink or make inappropriate remarks. I see so much potential with lifestyle witnessing! I feel that I can be that light that is so much needed in this very dark field of work.
As for the actual content of the classes, I am absolutely in awe of the amazing things God has equipped the human body to do. It has so many emergency mechanisms that will save your life! For example, if your leg is severed off, your blood vessels will constrict in an attempt to slow/stop the hemorrhaging.
Lecture and lab are both interesting but I definitely like lab better. And to go further, my favorite part of lab is definitely patient assessment. Basically, patient assessment is where everything you learn comes together. The knowledge you gain in lecture and the skills you learn in lab all come into play in a patient scenario. It's like a huge mystery you have to figure out to save someone's life.
I love that no matter how small you think the task you're doing is, such as helping up an elderly lady who slipped and fell, you are their hero for that moment. It is important to them. I pray that the Lord would help me and use me to do what He will.