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.
AHEC staff participated in the Dental Clinic for the underserved population. The clinic was sponsored by AT Still University, Heart to Heart International, and Smiles of Hope. 6 dental students from ATSU volunteered their time to provide free extractions for people in need. 60 patients were seen on this clinic day.