April 26th, 2015
As many of you may know, I work as an Assistant Instructor for the Truckee Meadows Community College's Emergency Medical Services program. In the last year of working for TMCC EMS, I have met a lot of awesome people, run a lot of really cool scenarios, and helped confer some knowledge and skills to our EMT students. It's been a great year; the program has made a lot of progress over the last few, and I look forward to it getting even better!
This set of photos were taken from scenarios for the International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) class, a course given to paramedics and many other healthcare providers for the treatment of trauma injuries in patients. Its focus is on rapid identification and initial treatment of life-threatening injuries, and in the case of pre-hospital care, rapid transport. Many things happen very quickly in these trauma scenarios.
These photos were taken in bright sunlight around mid-day, so those harsh shadows are visible in some of the shots. I tried to control this as much as possible through positioning and compositional changes, but some required a moderate amount of post-processing to be really presentable. I do enjoy shooting under non-ideal conditions, for the challenges they present. That said though, I definitely didn't need to worry about getting enough light in frame, so shutter speed and ISO were things I didn't need to worry about much.
The paramedic students this year are top-notch, and I look forward to seeing them succeed through their internship and eventual work out on the streets of Reno or elsewhere.
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Hope to see you back next time!