Category: Medical Preparedness

Paramedic School

These postings initially were supposed to be every week since I have class every week. That has changed with most items in class still being a general review for now. If you are interested, here is a picture/ link to the book I am using: […]

Watch “How to Apply a Tourniquet”

Paramedic School

A weekly posting on the happenings in class… This week’s post is actually a culmination of the past couple classes. After the first posting, we spent 2 weeks going over Patient Assessments and how to properly be good “Medical Detectives”. For someone that has been […]

Paramedic School

This is the start of a weekly update on Paramedic school and all of the adventures therein. Look for these updates weekly on medical knowledge and my growth in emergency medicine. So to start, I decided to enroll in Paramedic because after almost 8 years […]

The Individual First Aid Kit

The Individual First Aid Kit

So to begin, IFAK is a military acronym that stands for “Individual First Aid Kit”. Its history goes all the way back hundreds of years when soldiers would carry bandaging cloth just in case they became wounded on the battlefield. It evolved to what is […]

Snake Bite!

Snake Bite!

In my years of working in the emergency medical field, I’ve come across a lot of misconceptions to things. Chief among these are snake bites. I’ve heard it all… “Cut a cross and suck the poison”, “use that snake bite kit from the dollar store”, […]