So I know earlier in some posts I mentioned how I planned to do my PCP before applying for licensing and then working. Well after I spoke with several other paramedics, it seemed like a better idea to get my EMR license and work first to build seniority while I go through my PCP program. So with some pushing, nudging, and guidance from a friend, I got my EMR license application mailed in two days ago, and today I handed in my BCAS application for employment. I’ll now cross my fingers and hope everything goes smoothly. Lots more interviews and exams to go.
I finished my night shift last night. It was very busy, didn’t get much down time at all. I was lucky to catch one hour of “sleep”. Unfortunately during that one hour when I was trying to get some nice shut eye, Travis McCoy’s song kept on playing like a broken record in my head:
“I want to be a billionaire, sooo frickin bad…Buy all the things I never had.”
It was soooo frustrating. When I did finally sort of doze off, we get a call. Overall though, the Alpha shift was good, had a huge variety of different calls and had one very very funny patient who caused all of us to break down in laughter after trying to keep a straight face the whole call.
So that ends the block of ride-alongs. I want to say THANK YOU to the paramedics for putting up with me and showing me the ropes. It was a lot of fun and I learned a lot. At the end of the day, I was told I can do more rides in the future with them. That’s a very generious offer, but for now, gotta get all this application paperwork and studying done on top of other things. It took a while, but feel like I’m slowly starting to get somewhere.