todays post in English
( Norwegian Emergency Medical Team)
We Wake up to a very cold, but beautiful morning
It is Friday the 2 of February and it is 07.00 am
This is the day we have been looking forward to
WHO is going to certify NOR EMT ( we hope…)
We work hard with the last preparations to get the clinic finished
And so it begins….
It all starts with an acute birth with a bleeding mom and a newborn that don`t breath…
We get children with asthma attacks, open leg fractures, great injuries, burns and simpler diseases…
During 6 hours of exercise we treat about 75 «patients» in our clinic..
The people that arrange the exercise really deserve credit, they did an amazing job..
There were «actors/patients» from the age of 6 months all the way to senior citizens
They acted so well and it was easy to play along with the exercise…
The makeup artist did an incredible job as well, it was not hard to believe the «injuries»..
And in all this…… EU – WHO and politicians shows up
But we don`t have time for that..
we have to treat the patients!!!
It is all very realistic and the visitors like our engagement
Suddenly 6 hours has past..
Have we eaten???
…maybe some chocolate…
Had something to drink?
At least not enough – cause no one has been to the toilet for the past 6 hours…
We learn from this to, have to take care of our self – take care of each other…
We clean up
and eat dinner
dinner in a bag is just fine 😉
and we meet up for debrief….
WE ARE CERTIFIED!!!!
Something happens to you when you participate in something like this
You get so close to other people
meet people that has the same engagement as your self
The wish to go out in the world and help people in need, is strong for everybody in the group
We are all excited and ready after a 4 days exercise
Only want to go home and take a shower and then we will be ready to go anywhere in the world
( «a quick wash» at Akershus fortresses public toilet isn’t exactly the same…)
we will have toilet and showers in the tents when we deploy
Exhausted and inspired I land at Flesland airport late Saturday evening, with tons of experiences and many new friends
Have a wonderful weekend everybody
❤ ❤ ❤