Camp Health Care 2014
Worland-area students who are entering the 8th grade and have an interest in health care careers can apply for Washakie Medical Center’s fifth annual Camp Health Care, to take place June 11-13, 2014.
Each day is filled with hands-on opportunities to introduce students to a variety of health care careers. Participants will be exposed to every aspect of the facility and showcase the diverse jobs that are available in health care.
Over the three days, students will:
- Collect bacteria samples, grow cultures and practice proper hand-washing technique.
- Learn how to do stitches, known as sutures in the hospital, cast a broken bone and change the dressing on a wound.
- Meet with the emergency medical helicopter crew, Classic Lifeguard, from Riverton and the local emergency medical services team.
- Conduct an ultrasound, electrocardiogram and endoscopy.
- Learn how to “scrub in” for surgery.
- Determine blood type.
- Learn to properly use a fire extinguisher.
- Meet with the occupational and physical therapists.
- Complete a patient care assessment.
The program is FREE. Sessions run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and lunch is provided.
Ten students will be selected based on their applications, essays and letters of recommendation. Application information is available at schools in Worland, Ten Sleep, Greybull and Manderson. The deadline to apply is May 15. Applications can be returned to the hospital, 400 S. 15th St., Worland, WY, 82401. For more information, call Tasha Joseph at (307) 347-5756.