Remote Paramedical pain in the ass
you would be amazed at what you can do in a nice clean classroom. We were doing a TCCC class in a hospital. We had no lab area for the hands on final. Every Thursday they had a new mom class where they would teach the new mothers breastfeeding and a bunch of other things. We grabbed all the CPR infants, some red duct tape, the two adultdummies and an instructor to be the three adult casualties to go with the 13 infant patients, turned the lights out in the room the did it. We called it an active shooter scenario, they had to treat and stabilize in the room while the cops prepped an evacuation corridor and hunted the shooter. All of this was in a full sized active duty hospital conducting business as usual.And, I wish you were training our local EMS!
My training was back in the day when try as they might, "realistic" scenarios were anything but realistic. Students couldn't even convince instructors to move the later hands-on practice lessons outside onto the grass, parking lot, and in ditches... they wanted it all to be in a classroom on a clean floor. Things have really improved in the last 40 years.
Thank you, again. If you haven't done it, I hope you consider writing similar novels from the EMS perspective without the SHTF aspects. I suspect that will also be a big seller, and help newbies advance their attitudes and skills.
it’s all aboutgetting the students brain to take it seriously