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Camp Gives Teens Hand-on Healthcare Knowledge

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(Photo Courtesy of Indiana University Health LaPorte Hospital. (front, l to r) Amalia Calderon,
Sydnee Spears, Alyssa Bella, Maura Romstadt, Tayler Rhoda. (back, l to r) Austin Howell,
Kyleigh Werner, Jenna Kalsow, Sara Winscher, Cameron Wells. (not pictured) Kieri Everett.)
A group of local students submerged themselves in the healthcare field last week during Indiana University Health LaPorte Hospital's first Healthcare Careers Camp. Officials says the pilot program, which was organized by the hospital's volunteer services department, accepted 11 juniors or seniors to the camp to help broaden their knowledge of the many career opportunities available in healthcare today and students in the group plan to pursue healthcare careers in nursing, pharmacy, and optometry, to name a few.
Topics covered throughout the week-long camp were:
·         how to become a physician
·         professionalism in the workplace
·         how to do sutures
·         diagnostic imaging
·         the workings of pharmacy
·         physical therapy
·         how to do blood pressures
·         CPR
·         heart and vascular care and sonography
·         La Porte County EMS
·         LifeLine helicopter
·         sports medicine
·         hand hygiene
·         meeting with the hospital executive team
For more information on the hospital's youth and adult volunteer opportunities, visit iuhealth.org/laporte/about/volunteer-opportunities.


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