We had our first day of classes today. It was eight hours of intensity, with very few breaks. We began learning about the PAS, or the Patient Assessment System, which includes scene size-up, assessment of life threats, and rapid full-body exams. We had a great scenario where our patents were seriously dehydrated, and we had to be cautious of a serious spinal injury. That’s a lot to cover on the first day. I can only assume things are going to get crazier.