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Devils Lake Journal - Devils Lake, ND
  • Scrubs Camp gives taste of medical professions

  • Almost 200 area students were treated to a day with professionals in various medical disciplines.
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  • Almost 200 area students were treated to a day with professionals in various medical disciplines.
    They learned how to make a splint if someone injures a leg from a real EMT. They learned about warming up before they begin physical therapy or exercise from a Sports Medicine specialist. Nurses taught them how to give shots and take a pulse.
    Students in grade five in area schools had the opportunity to take part in an innovative health career awareness camp on Thursday at Lake Region State College.  
    Students from Adams-Edmore, Dakota Prairie, Devils Lake, Fort Totten, Maddock, Minnewaukan, Munich-Starkweather, Warwick and Wolford participated in the day of learning about occupation possibilities including dentistry, radiology, nursing, mental health, music therapy, physical therapy, pharmacy, and emergency medicine.  Local medical professionals have developed exciting sessions to engage the students while learning about the tasks, education, and career expectations for the individual careers.
    The following local agencies are providing educational experiences for the students: Enget and Johnson Family Dentistry, the Lake Region Ambulance, Lake Region State College Nursing program, Lake Area Career and Technology Center Health Careers class, Mercy Physical Therapy, Mercy Radiology, Bell Drug Pharmacy, Devils Lake Public Schools, Blooming Prairie Assessment & Therapy Center, P.C., UND Music Therapy Department and Natasha Thomas, M.S., MT-BC.
    R-COOL-Health Scrubs Camps are taking place in nine different cities across North Dakota.  This is the fourth year the camps have been funded by the Center for Rural Health at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. 
    Partnering with schools, health care facilities, and economic or job development authorities is a requirement of the project, in order to increase collaboration and awareness of the economic impact of health care in North Dakota.

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