Thursday, August 21, 2008


The first 11 days of my second deployment to Iraq are dedicated to remedial Army classes at our Reserve Unit, including the "Combat Lifesaver Course". I learned to administer an IV, as well as punch a 14-gage catheter tube through the second intercostal space of a victim's ribcage in order to relieve tension pneumothorax resulting from a sucking chest wound. I was the guinea pig for my buddy Eric's IV insertion.

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