This morning I will be spending my time taking the practical portion of the test to get my EMT license. I will be going through 6 different stations to prove my aptitude in different patient care categories. To say that I am nervous would be an understatement! I am freaking out!
I am trying to trust myself and I keep reminding myself that I know this information. I just need to be able to perform in a very high stress situation. Which, is not unlike what EMTs are called to do every day. But for some reason, I feel more comfortable actually helping a patient than talking my way through a scenario with an evaluator.
I have been reciting the registry checklists in my head. I go over them in the shower, while I'm driving to work, during down time at work, before I go to bed. I'll go over them on my drive to the testing site.
I am trying to put together a plan (hello, Type A!), but it is difficult because I don't know which station I'm going to have to do first. I don't know how much time I will have between stations. I don't know when I will be done with the exams. It is very difficult for me.
Just remember....one thing at a time. That will be my mantra for the day.
And, as soon as I get done, I can meet Tim and head to Madison for the race expo and enjoy the running part of my weekend.