asher63 (asher63) wrote,
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asher63

Monday morning: beginning day 2

First day was busy and challenging. I'm glad I signed up for this. The instructors are knowledgeable and professional. Senior guy is D., tall and with a short beard, a veteran of pararescue in the Air Force. Junior guy is J., short and with a full beard, also a veteran, lives in central Washington and also holds a degree in brewing. (A true Northwesterner!)

Class has about 30 students, among whom are four women. First day we learned about the importance of safety, with some cautionary real-life footage of an Illinois state trooper walking into what he thought was "smoke" (it was actually anhydrous ammonia) and being overcome. Lots of mnemonic acronyms to learn: ENAMES (steps of scene size-up), SAMPLE history, DCAP-BTLS (signs of injury), AEIOU-TIPS (possible causes of altered mental state), etc.

School is 12 hours a day, 7 days a week, for two weeks. (There's a required number of hours of classroom instruction and clinical experience.) So that's all I've got time for now.
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