thanks so much guys you are a great help!! I suppose a lot of the CPG are common sense I am not sure if will have enough time to learn it all as doing a healthcare course at same time. :-(. Its not rocket science I'm sure!!! Thanks again so so much :-)
It may seem like a lot but take it piece by piece and it will all add up in the end. when you break it down i would recommend the following:
1) Learn the drugs as if you wrote them yourself - this will benefit during exam time and when on duty with efr, emt and paramedics etc
2) Understand and learn off the patient assessment for medical and trauma i.e AcBCDE etc - once you learn the order and what you do for each step off you wont forget them and they wont change (at least not that much as you progress more you will be adding things in) - I will add in sample and opqrst look them up
3) Learn off the anatomy and physiology as best you can as going forward this will be the bread and butter esp when you cross over to EMT etc. If you don't know how the body works and where everything is located then how can you know whats going on and what to look for in your assesments - I will add in vital signs here as they are essential to working out whats going on inside
4) Enjoy it! it's a lot of fun and it's a great start in the pre hosipital care ladder!