Let the exams begin!
I take my two written final tests tomorrow, my final practical skills exams on Thursday, and my NREG exam on Friday (provided I pass all other exams). In just two days I’ll be an WEMT. Phew. The fact that in just a month I am competent to provide prehospital care to a person in a remote environment blows my mind. Now I also have an obligation to help and provide a certain standard of care to whomever I find needs it.
On Sunday we all leave for our month long canyon backpacking expedition. We’ll still have scenarios and learning opportunities in the wilderness so our learning doesn’t stop after this first month.
In celebration of passing my NREG exam and in preparation for being in the field for a month, I’m going to get a mohawk on Friday. Well, a fauxhawk. I need a little bit of hair to insulate my head. I think I’m more nervous about cutting my hair than I am about these tests.