This resonated with me because the third person information in the EMT book and lecture indicated the same thing.
And so, this morning I had Pete be the patient for a trauma assessment, one in which the patient had fallen off a horse and suffered a concussion. I asked him to go in and out of consciousness, and I did a primary and secondary assessment. After, I realized that I need to go over some symptom particulars so that I know exactly what’s going on.
I have at times wondered why I have been taking this EMT class, noting that studying has taken time away from other things that need doing, one being finishing my recycling book. I also am taking a class that prepares students (in this instance) for urban medicine response. I have primarily been the odd one out in this respect – it was not like last semester when I took the WOOFER class and sat in on an EMT class – there the student interest was primarily wilderness medicine.
But this morning, the light bulbs began going off. My academic interest is cognition, and specifically the mind-body relationship. And so it stands to reason that my medically-related interest is musculoskeletal, neck, and spine injuries.
I want to do another long ride. I also want to take the SOLO Wilderness geo-medical course, so that I will be better prepared for this adventure. I then will seek sponsorship, say, from the National Head Injury foundation. Therefore, I need to be able to come up with a succinct argument for wearing helmets when engaging in horseback riding activities, one that will be heard by equestrians. Beforehand, I’ll write a few articles on the subject. I foresee doing articles and writing a book.
This is down the road. Of course, I first have to finish my recycling book and The Gift of a Good Ride. I feel as though all that is standing between me and my proposed big picture plan is the EMT practical exam. One step at a time. This is what I need to keep telling myself. Too many steps too quickly and I’ll fall flat on my face.
Next: 315. 11/14/19: The Bright Lights Book Project