Every Tuesday and Wednesday we would gather together for lab classes. Mr. Moody would then instruct us on different tasks for emergency responses like how to properly strap someone to a backboard and how to remove someone with a spinal injury out of a car without injuring them further. We learned how to insert an oralpharyangeal, how to administer medical oxygen, how to treat someone in shock, how to give CPR, and how to mend a fractured arm. We also learned how important it was to take a good medical history and how if you missed even one step while assessing a patient, a person’s life could be in grave danger. Every lab day we would leave class excited about what we had learned, and we wanted to show someone else what we knew and how it worked. I would often leave class and ask the “Did you know that...” question that many kindergarteners ask when they are excited about something.
So to Mr. Moody, again Thanks! Hopefully many of us will go on to use these skills you have taught us. You have put in so much time and dedication to this class, and it does not go unappreciated. We wish you the very best, and hope to see you around!