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  1. 1. Career of a Forensic Nurse What are the effects of illegal drugs on teens? By: Ashley Spoon D/Reading 12/6/11
  2. 2. What Are Drugs? <ul><li>A drug is any substance intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, treatment, or prevention of disease in humans or other animals </li></ul><ul><li>“ You can turn your back on a person, but never turn your back on a drug, especially when its waving a razor sharp hunting knife in your eye” </li></ul>
  3. 3. What Types of Drugs Are There? <ul><li>Inhalants </li></ul><ul><li>Marijuana </li></ul><ul><li>MDMA/Ecstasy </li></ul><ul><li>Tobacco </li></ul><ul><li>Over the counter drugs </li></ul><ul><li>Depressants </li></ul><ul><li>Heroin </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why Do Teens Use Drugs? <ul><li>Popularity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Many teens turn to drugs due to peer pressure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To feel better physically </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To address feelings of depression </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To escape the pressures of school, family, and relationships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To feel euphoric </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. What are Long Term Effects of Drug Use? <ul><li>Adversely effects your health </li></ul><ul><li>Alters user’s behavior and mental condition </li></ul><ul><li>Impedes development in school </li></ul><ul><li>Can lead to addiction </li></ul><ul><li>Is stressful and unhealthy for drug user’s family members, friends and loved ones </li></ul>
  6. 6. Are There Any Diseases Associated With Drug Use? <ul><li>Heart disease </li></ul><ul><li>Liver damage </li></ul><ul><li>Brain disease </li></ul><ul><li>Respiratory illnesses </li></ul><ul><li>Birth defects </li></ul><ul><li>Psychological disorders </li></ul>
  7. 7. Do All Drugs Effect Your Health? <ul><li>Irresponsible use of drugs, legal or illegal, can adversely effect your body </li></ul><ul><li>Medicines, over-the-counter and prescription, can boost your health and be beneficial when used as directed </li></ul>
  8. 8. Career- Forensic Nurse <ul><ul><li>Forensic nurses deal with crime scene investigative (CSI) matters involving illegal activities such as underage drinking and driving while under the influence, and illegal drug use. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pay range is $26 - $100 per hour </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The future demand for this career is approximately 30% growth over the next decade </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>With experience, early advancement opportunities are promising </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Related careers include physicians, nurses, and crime scene investigation </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. High School Career Academies <ul><li>I will attend Atholton High School </li></ul><ul><li>I chose to research the Academy of Emergency Medical Technicians </li></ul><ul><li>I selected this academy because it deals with medical treatment and first response to crime scene situations, relating closely to my forensic nursing career choice </li></ul>
  10. 10. University of Maryland <ul><li>Located in College Park, Maryland </li></ul><ul><li>Annual Tuition is approximately $7,500 </li></ul><ul><li>Program requires the completion of 59 prerequisite credits in social and behavioral sciences, the natural and physical sciences, and the arts and humanities before beginning upper-level BSN coursework. </li></ul><ul><li>The nursing school enrolls more than 1700 students and is ranked #11 by U.S. News & World Reports. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Community Service <ul><li>Volunteered for the Leukemia Society </li></ul><ul><li>Performed as the Youth Educator for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington </li></ul><ul><li>Served as Volunteer Group Leader for the Baltimore Community Project </li></ul><ul><li>Aided the Ronald McDonald House of Charities in Baltimore, MD </li></ul><ul><li>I chose to give my time to these charities because I have empathy and compassion for others, and I’m committed to the well-being of all people. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Prior Job Experience <ul><li>Preformed the duties of a Sexual Assault Examiner, Howard County Police Dept. </li></ul><ul><li>Assisted the Senior Lab Technician, Johns Hopkins Medical Center </li></ul><ul><li>Interned as Lead Lab Assistant, Howard County Medical Examiner’s Office </li></ul>
  13. 13. Citing <ul><li>No additional cited works </li></ul>
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