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  1. 1. St. Gianna Catholic Health Academy Emily Chastain
  2. 2. Orientation Week <ul><li>Tour of St. Joseph and St. Francis hospitals </li></ul><ul><li>Talk from Security about parking and badges </li></ul><ul><li>Tuberculosis shot! </li></ul><ul><li>Medical Terminology Orientation at Newman University </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Talk about tests and how to use blackboard to take our tests. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discussed college credit from Medical Terminology class </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Orientation on our Hand washing and Hygiene Presentations for the Elementary Schools </li></ul>
  3. 3. Blogs <ul><li>Each week, we went on a rotation by ourselves to a different unit of either St. Francis or St. Joseph. </li></ul><ul><li>After each week, we each wrote a blog post about what we did on our rotation and anything that we learned or saw that was interesting. </li></ul>
  4. 4. 2 nd Week of Rotation- CCU
  5. 5. 3 rd Week- General Surgery
  6. 6. 4 th Week- Lab
  7. 7. 11 th week- Emergency Room
  8. 8. 13 th Week- Radiology
  9. 9. Thank You Letters <ul><li>After each rotation, we wrote a thank you letter to someone from the unit that we shadowed. </li></ul><ul><li>We made both hand made cards and professional typed out thank you cards. </li></ul>
  10. 15. Professional Thank You Letters
  11. 17. S U R G E R Y
  12. 19. Occupational Therapy
  13. 20. Mentor Forms Neuro Critical Care Unit
  14. 21. Critical Care Unit St. Joe Campus
  15. 22. Critical Care Unit St. Francis Campus
  16. 23. Cover Letter
  17. 24. R E S U M E
  18. 25. References
  19. 26. Career list <ul><li>One of our projects was to research five possible careers that we are interested in. </li></ul><ul><li>The five careers that I chose were: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pharmacist </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Physician Assistant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dietician/Nutritionist </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pharmacy Technician </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dentist </li></ul></ul>
  20. 27. Pharmacist <ul><li>I have decided that I think I would like to be a pharmacist. </li></ul><ul><li>Researching pharmacy for Health Academy helped me decided on this, but I have thought about being a pharmacist for years. </li></ul><ul><li>It takes 6 years to get a Pharm.D. degree, and I am going to do my first 2 years at Newman starting next year and then I am off to KU! </li></ul>
  21. 28. Hand Washing and Hygiene Presentation <ul><li>In groups of five, we came up with a presentation on the importance of hand washing and hygiene in general to give to kindergarten to third graders. </li></ul><ul><li>The presentation consisted of a skit, song, a poster/visual aid, everyone in a costume, and a “glow box” that demonstrated the germs on the kids’ hands. </li></ul>
  22. 29. Hand washing Presentations <ul><li>We went to the Elementary Schools to give our presentations. </li></ul><ul><li>Each group went to a classroom and showed the kids how to wash their hands properly and why we wash our hands, and at the end we gave each of them a bar of soap and a toothbrush to take home (they were all very excited!). </li></ul>
  23. 30. Professional Lectures <ul><li>Throughout the semester, we had many people come and give us lectures on their respective career. </li></ul><ul><li>The Health Academy class also went to Newman University to listen to some of the teachers talk about the programs that they are a part of. </li></ul>
  24. 31. EMS <ul><li>An EMT came to talk to us about being an EMT or a paramedic. </li></ul><ul><li>I was surprised to hear about some of the things that EMT’s have to know how to do, like deliver a baby! </li></ul><ul><li>I could tell from hearing some of the stories and what they have to do everyday that I am NOT cut out to be an EMT or paramedic. </li></ul>
  25. 32. Cadaver Lab <ul><li>We went to the cadaver lab at Newman University. </li></ul><ul><li>We got to see two cadavers that were being used in the teacher’s anatomy and dissection classes. </li></ul><ul><li>The teacher also had bones and skulls and we had to see if we could tell specific things about them, like if we could see the spot on one of the skulls where the person got hit with something and it scratched their skull. </li></ul>
  26. 33. Occupational Therapy <ul><li>Also at Newman, we had an occupational therapy come talk to us about OT’s and OTA’s. </li></ul><ul><li>We learned that occupational therapists work a lot with stroke victims. </li></ul><ul><li>The speaker was also a teacher at Newman, and he showed us a PowerPoint that he uses in his class. He also showed us a cute animated video about how to detect a stoke and how to react to someone who is having one. </li></ul>
  27. 34. Nursing <ul><li>It was great to have a nurse come in and talk to the Health Academy class because there are a lot of students who want to be a nurse. </li></ul><ul><li>She told us about the early admission program to the Newman nursing program and the large amount of competition to get into the program. </li></ul><ul><li>She also said that demand for </li></ul><ul><li>nurses is high, so nursing </li></ul><ul><li>would be a great career option right now. </li></ul>
  28. 35. Nurse Anesthetist <ul><li>It was interesting to hear about nurse anesthetists because I did not know they existed before. </li></ul><ul><li>It takes an extra 2-3 years after one becomes an RN to get a CRNA, and the nurse has to have some experience working in the hospital before applying. </li></ul><ul><li>Our speaker said that the nurse anesthetist program is very competitive and that Kansas has only 2 programs. </li></ul>
  29. 36. Final Reflection <ul><li>Health Academy in general has been a very beneficial program. By going on rotations throughout the hospital, I have been able to get a feel for many different areas of Health Care. </li></ul>
  30. 37. <ul><li>I have learned so much about careers that I had never even heard of. Learning about different career options has allowed me to more knowledgably discern what I want to do with the rest of my life, which is what I ultimately wanted from Health Academy. </li></ul>