On Saturday, December 3, ACES students learned about Suturing 101. Hands on activities: Students practiced how to tie a 2 handed knot and also practiced their interrupted suture technique on bananas.
On Saturday, October 15 new ACES students were welcomed to the program. Topics included: ACES Orientation and Overview, Introduction to HIPAA and Confidentiality, Health Literacy, Cultural Competency, and Public Health. Hands-on activities included: Vital Signs and Infection Control. A special thank you goes out to medical student Jason Oberman for helping to facilitate this workshop.
On October 3, students explored the topic of DNA. Students discovered that DNA can be found in all living things and that DNA is what makes us all unique. Then, students participated in a hands on activity where they removed cells from their cheek and extracted the DNA from those cells. The students were then able to see strands of their DNA in a solution. OHCAP students will be teaching their mentor kids how to perform this activity at their next meeting.
On Tuesday, October 11, Caruthersville Middle School students were introduced to the Health Careers Club and the ACES program. Students were given a brief overview of activities for the semester and took an initial career assessment. Students then played Healthcare Scattergories.