Last week ended with quite a flurry of in-town activity. We started with a great vehicle extrication course at the Missoula City Fire Department's Station 4. Paramedic-Firefighter Charles Talbot was incredible at getting our students into the middle of everything in order to better understand the process of extrication, both its dangers and advantages.
From there, we headed over to the University of Montana for anatomy and physiology review at the cadaver lab. EMT and UM faculty Heather Labbe took our students through an amazing practical overview, helping them see the connections between A&P and the signs and symptoms they are training to find.
This week is ending with tons of scenarios in Condon. For the next two days, students will complete their clinical rotations on the ambulance and in the ERs. They return for a final push: our last week of the program! For family and friends, we are having an open BBQ on Tuesday, April 9th at the Northwest Connections Beck Homestead, from about 3-5 pm. We will have movies from the course, photos and a graduation ceremony. All are welcome.