The Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) club from Rainier Beach and Franklin High School paid HIPRC a visit January 26 for the “Outreach Learning Series: Engaging High School Students in Injury & Violence Prevention Careers” event.
This event, supported by the HIPRC Outreach team, hosted approximately 30 HOSA students who were interested in learning more about injury and violence prevention careers. Students were given a mock crisis scenario, and were taught the steps taken at a hospital and trauma center to rehabilitate a gunshot wound patient. The goal of this event was to teach high schoolers more about careers in medicine. This event provided a particular focus to careers that students might encounter at a Level 1 Trauma Center and with an injury and violence prevention lens.
Various stations were set up for students to learn about different careers, such as a 9-1-1 call demo (put on by a Seattle Fire Department Dispatcher); Wound care demo (put on by the King County Medics); how to read scans and work as a team in the Emergency Room (Radiology); how the operating team works together and to intubate patients (Anesthesiology); how the ICU team works together and to bag patients (respiratory therapists); and adaptive technology and rehab steps (rehab and therapy experts) were also present to take students through various activities demonstrating their careers.
HOSA students attending were in grades 9-12, and were led by their teacher, Ms. Morgan Flake and Ms. Autumn Tocchi.
Pictures from the Event: