Congratulations, Focus graduates! Focus students celebrate their completion of the two week program with a graduation ceremony and ice cream social.
Wheaton: guest speaker, speaking to the Focus ER course
Before the ER Focus students visit the STRATUS Center tomorrow, they receive a guest visit from Dr. Eyre who provides insight into life in the hospital and work as an emergency medicine specialist. He also answers questions students may have about his career or experiences in the field so that they can be better prepared for their trip.
To better understand the inner workings of the body, ER students dissect a sheep heart, thoroughly examining every part and how it all works together.
Focus ER students practice patient assessments, with peers who act out various mock scenarios, ranging from dislocated shoulders to cardiac arrest.
Broken into three teams, students compete in a giant, life-size board game where they complete various relay races, competitions, and tasks in order to win points and leave as the Ultimate Human Board Game Champions!
Despite a full day of trips, the day isn't complete without a fun mixture of evening activities! Fishing and dancing are two popular choices this evening where students wind down before tonight's main event.
This afternoon the Focus ER class meets members of the Norton Fire and Rescue Department who give a tour of the fire truck, talk about emergency rescue procedures from car accidents and fires, and perform a hands-on demonstration of how various tools and procedures happen.
Emergency medical students practice splinting and backboarding today on classmates who volunteer to act as injured patients.