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.
On Wednesday, April 20, East Carter Middle School students were introduced to the infection control procedures. Students learned about the chain of infection and how to prevent it. Activities included proper hand washing, proper gloving techniques, and testing their hand washing skills by using the glow germ gel and black light.
Junior high students from various schools throughout the Southeast Missouri region attended the Second Annual Puxico Junior High M*A*S*H Camp held at Puxico High School on Friday, June 19, 2015. Camp activities included: vital signs, CPR, first aid, suturing on bananas, and a cow eyeball dissection lab. Check out pictures from the camp below!
A special thank you goes out to Puxico Public Schools, Christy Colyer, Puxico Junior High Guidance Counselor, and Kendall Tilley, Puxico School Nurse, for helping facilitate this amazing educational opportunity.
East Carter Middle School HOSA Club members toured Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center (PBRMC) on Friday, May 22, 2015. Club members began their day meeting with Dawn Carrier, PBRMC Marketing Director, to learn more about the hospital and it’s day to day operations. They then toured several hospital departments including Admissions, Labor & Delivery, and the Emergency Room. They also took an ambulance tour courtesy of the Butler County Ambulance Service. Club members then met with Laura McElroy, Cardiovascular Nurse Manager, to tour the Cardiac Cath Lab. They were then treated to lunch provided by PBRMC. Club members ended their day by stopping at Simply Swirl for some frozen yogurt. Yum!
Thank you to all the staff at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center that made this field trip possible!
On Wednesday, May 13, 2015, the Puxico Junior High HOSA Club spent their day in Sikeston visiting various health care related facilities. They began their field trip with a stop at the Kenny Rogers Children’s Center. The Kenny Rogers Children’s Center serves children with all types of special needs and developmental delays including Prematurity, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Spina Bifida, Muscular Dystrophy, Seizure Disorder, Autism, ADHD, Sensory Processing Dysfunction and many other developmental delays. Club members were given a tour of the center by Executive Director Michelle Fayette. They learned about the work being done by Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and Speech Language Pathologists at the center. You can learn more about the Kenny Rogers Children’s Center by visiting their website at www.kennyrogerscenter.org.
Club members then visited New Dawn State School. This school was designed to meet the special needs of children with mental and physical disabilities. The club members visited several class rooms and also spoke with students who attend the school.
Club members were then treated to lunch at Lambert’s Cafe. After they had their fill of throwed rolls, the next stop was MSSU’s Dental Hygiene Program located at the Southeast Missouri State University Sikeston Campus. The club members toured the dental clinic and participated in the following hands-on activities: making impressions of their thumbs and taking x-rays.
The club then made their way to the SEMO Aquatic Center in Cape Girardeau to have some fun before heading back home!