High school students explore health care at Vol State

Submitted on June 18, 2010 at 8:40 AM

Determining how to help a patient breath freely may seem like a tall order for a high school student. It was just one of many hands-on demonstrations for a group of students from area schools this week. Twelve students explored health care during a five-day Healthcare Careers Summer Camp at Volunteer State Community College. Students learned about the location of internal organs in order to take an ultrasound image. They practiced lining up a patient for an x-ray. The program is designed to help students learn more about medical fields and the wonder of the human body, with classes taught by Vol State Allied Health faculty. Participants this year included: Lucas Hilliard of White House High School; Lori Spoor, Cody McFarlin, Jacob McCormack, Cody Sprayberry, Amanda Appling, Chelsea Hudson and Alicia Faith of Portland High School; Sabrina Lopez, Taylor Ayers and Amber Toothman of Springfield High School; and Ryan Joiner of Greenbrier High School. For more information about the program call 615-230-3743. Pictured: Chelsea Hudson of Portland practices listening to breathing during a respiratory care demonstration led by assistant professor Kimberly Christmon.

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