Students Attend CHI Health Experience
Students interested in careers in health sciences attended the CHI Health Experience held at both CHI Lakeside Hospital and CHI Midlands Hospital. Students attended five different sessions throughout the day. Depending on the sessions attended, students learned how to intubate a patient and practiced this skill on a manikin; cut and cauterized chicken breasts to simulate making incisions; did ultrasounds; became certified in "Stop the Bleed"; learned what being a pharmacist entailed; saw tools used in occupational therapy to help patients with every day living skills after surgery; dressed as surgeons and saw what it was like to perform a gall bladder removal; and learned about infection control and emergency management. Often when students think about health sciences, they think of the careers we see most often-doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and physical therapists. CHI Health Experience opened students' eyes to the wide variety of health careers that exist. Listed below are all of the sessions that students got to choose from.
respiratory therapy, physical/occupational therapy, infection control, NICU, diagnostics, emergency management, resiliency, care management/social work, lab, clinical engineering, nursing, surgery, emergency response team, emergency department, behavioral health, cardiac/pulmonary rehab, pharmacy, stop the bleed