WHAT: Fauquier Hospital will hold its popular medical camp. Kids ages 13-18 will have the chance to experience the medical field in a hands-on and interactive way. Kids with a serious interest in careers in the medical field will be able to try their hand at skills such as: blood typing, intubating (put a tube down a patient’s throat), starting an IV, mixing medications, and participate in a mock code.
For 2013, the camp has added a third session for those 15 and over who have attended the previous year’s sessions one and two. Campers in the third session will find out more about various physician specialties, including the growing field of telemedicine, and spend time in the nursing simulation lab at Lord Fairfax Community College.
WHO: Kids aged 13-18 who have a serious interest in a career in the healthcare industry.
135 kids will participate in seven sessions this summer.
WHEN: Level I: June 18 – 19, June 25 – 26 and July 9 – 10
Level II: July 23 – 24 and August 6 – 7
Level III: July 17 – 18 and July 31 – August 1
WHERE: Fauquier Hospital, 500 Hospital Drive, Warrenton, Va.
ADDITIONAL INFO: Level 1 medical camp activities include typing blood in the lab, suturing, learning to intubate a patient, starting an IV, mixing medications in the pharmacy, and taking a behind-the-scenes tour of the medical imaging department. Students will participate in a mock code in the emergency department, learn to use the Broselow tape to calculate the appropriate equipment and medication dosage for pediatric patients, learn to take blood pressure, listen to heart and lung sounds, and harvest a cornea from a human eye.
Level 2 medical camp activities include all of the following on the first day: advanced suturing, casting (and cutting the cast off using the cast saw), wound care, and a backboarding and collaring session where students will learn to extricate an accident victim from a vehicle. On the second day, students will complete a fetal pig dissection, learn to do injections and blood draws, precipitate their DNA from a cheek swab, and participate in a discussion about medical ethics.
Level 3 medical camp activities include using the telemedicine equipment to connect to a neurologist just as an emergency department doctor would if a patient was suspected of having a stroke, learning to perform nursing assessments, and participating in simulated scenarios in the nursing lab at Lord Fairfax Community College. A mobile bio-skills lab will be on site on July 31 to provide students with more hands-on experience in an operating room environment.
For more information about Fauquier Hospital, visit www.fauquierhospital.org.