Some of you know that I’ve been taking an EMT course, and I just recently finished my ride along and graduated from the class. I just got one step closer to a job in emergency medicine two days ago. I took the national registry exam saturday, and it was no joke. The test was intimidating, and in a completely different style than any of the exams in my class. I honestly didn’t think I had passed, but the results just came back today. I have an official registry number and everything now.
Yeah, the practicals were a breeze for me. I think I missed a total of 3 points among all of the stations combined.
VunderBob, where are you from? My brother in law said he was surprised that EMT-I’s are common here in Vegas, and that ambulance companies hire very few basics full time. He said in Phoenix (and he assumed everywhere else until I told him otherwise) there are almost no Intermediates, and almost everyone goes from Basic straight to Paramedic school.
I bow down before your Nationally Registered greatness. VunderBob, I had to have Haz-Mat Ops as part of my EMT training. It was interesing at the time, but I haven’t had to use any of those skills at all.