As you may have noticed, not much is happening here. I’m back at school, undertaking my final four weeks of training prior to being made up as paramedic, the senior on the van.
So far, the first week has been interesting, and a great learning curve with a few new skills, focus on scene management and heaps of theoretical and practical revision. I won’t go in to too much detail – there are still students waiting to do the course and can’t give away any secrets…
One little tidbit worth mentioning in regards to kinematics and unchallenged paramedic misconceptions: I can’t remember where I picked it up, but I was always under the impression that if two cars collided head on in to each other, their impact speed would added. I never even questioned this logic.
Once I thought about it a mere couple of seconds, reality and physics kicked in. Evidence based practice has once more turned my thinking and practices around:
Read you in a months time, and see you in six weeks time at the Paramedics Australasia Conference – where I’ll be presenting myEMStrip!