THS students enjoy hands-on experience
Timberland High School Health Science II students were invited by Roper – Berkeley to participate in a “Peri-Operative Experience” on Jan. 30. It was an experience they will never forget.
Veronica McVicker, a surgical nurse, and THS health science teacher Lori Cox coordinated the visit.
Students were given scrubs to wear and were placed into groups that rotated throughout the surgical unit. In the pre-op station, students learned the procedure for checking patients into the hospital, making sure that everything is in place before treatment, and starting an IV.
The second station was laparoscopy surgery, and was set up in an operating room; students were introduced to the laparoscopic instruments that medical students must conquer before graduating. Students were able to get a hands-on feel for how the instrument worked.
The third station dealt with X-rays, hip replacements, ACL injuries, and everything involved with orthopedic surgery. At the endoscopy station, students learned about colonoscopies and watched the procedure performed with the use of a mannequin.
Students were able to hold the endoscope and take pictures with it, and see the sterile techniques of cleaning an endoscope.
A suture tying station included a DVD explaining how surgeons tie sutures. In the post-op station, students were taught how to care for a patient post operatively. They were shown how to revive a patient should the heart stop beating or if the patient stops breathing. ?
The students received an experience at Roper-Berkeley that they will never forget. Mrs. Cox and the students extend special thanks to the staff of Roper Berkeley for an excellent learning experience and for the staff’s wonderful hospitality.
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