Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Scrubs Club Has Part 1 of a Hands on Field Trip

Tuesday over 45 members of the Scrubs Club and 6 chaperones had an exciting hour and a half field trip to Resurrection Medical Center.  Groups of 8 to 10 girls rotated through 2 experiences in surgery, the simulation lab, and the stroke telemedicine program.  One group spent the time learning how to take blood pressures, pulse rates and other basic skills. 

The group who visited surgery had an opportunity to learn about the different roles and responsibilities surgical team members have, see some of the equipment used and even had an opportunity to see the surgical robot and learn how and when it is used for surgery. 

The groups who visited the stroke telemedicine program learned about the importance of diagnosing a stroke quickly and about the small window of opportunity to intervene before permanent damage occurs.  The telemedicine stroke equipment allows a specially trained stroke physician who is miles away actually examine the patient via the special camera equipment.  Based on his evaluation he can give orders for immediate care of the patient.

Students who visited the simulation lab had an opportunity to observe a computerized mannequin go through the stages of labor and delivery and learn how the mannequin can be programmed so medical and nursing students can practice dealing with complications.  The students also had an opportunity to have hands on experience with an adult mannequin on which they were able to listen for heart tones and lung sounds.

The field trip ended with lunch in the Nursing Classroom and the President of the hospital paying the group a visit.

In January and March the club will visit the hospital again and the small groups will have an opportunity to rotate through other experiences.

Scrubs Club members with Ms. Hoelzel, R.N., MSN, CRRN

Scrubs Club members in Surgery

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