Groundhog Day here, meaning every day runs into the next. I have my uniform, which is khaki BDU pants, black boots, and a blue HI- DMAT shirt. Other than that, I have one pair of pants I have worn, and 4 base layer shirts. I spend most of my day between our sleeping room, the cafeteria, and the pharmacy tent. Since they moved the coffee and snacks to the lounge, I don’t get many visitors. And every day it’s cold. Waa…
So, one way to shake things up is to do in-service! Thankfully, part of the pharmacy tent is sectioned off and perfect for classes. Today, they had a class on suturing. Raw chicken breasts were laid out and cut, then 4 students learned proper technique. Granted, they weren’t dealing with swollen, bleeding flesh, but it was pretty close.
They also had a class on using the LifePak. One thing I love about these classes is that I get really great cross-training and an insight into some of the work and lingo of the “other side.”
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