Thursday, September 4, 2008

Training

I'm sure that at some point you've knelt on the floor in some firehouse annex or church basement learning the fundamentals of rescue breathing with one of these.



And when you take EMT class, you are invariably faced with the Bag 'o Babies:


If you are especially lucky, you have the model for 'emergency childbirth' demos, complete with a rubberized vagina and a palpable fetus and a removable placenta that looks just like a grape fruit roll-up. I had the good fortune of sitting directly in front of the training pelvis for one whole evening while it was parked on the table in front of my regular seat. You'll just have to take my word for it; it was creepy. I can't find a picture and to be honest I am scared to try harder.

All I can say is, if Pennsylvania EMS protocols ever necessitate the use of THIS training item, I quit.




7 comments:

Beware: Social Worker on the edge said...

Oh God that is funny. I have taken the Fisrt Aid CPR every two years since I was 10, but never the bag o' babies. That would be an interesting course.

Being 8 weeks for my due date, I should get one for hubby to brush up his skills.

Kimberly said...

Bag o' babies is part of 'CPR for EMS Providers', along with the fake AED with the chest pads too fuzzy from use and re-use to stick to the dummy's chest. I don't ever want to have to give CPR to a baby, though I have a teeny mask in my kit, just in case.

unfinishedrambling said...

YIKES!

Jonny's Mommy said...

Oh! Yikes! That is scaaary.

All of it. And I went through it..but still...dear Lord.. I don't want to watch it, ya' know?

Kathy said...

Oh dear God. I love that the guy with the plastic torso is wearing gloves. You never know where plastic butts have been. Oh, and ewww.

Kristy said...

I seriously just spit out my iced tea when I saw that last picture...I'm dying over here..that was hilarious!

Shieldmaiden96 said...

I have the whole catalog now of that stuff. There are tons of stuff that is equally funny.