Originally Published: March 7, 2016 6 a.m.
On Feb. 27, Medical Professions students at Mountain Institute JTED (MIJTED) took part in the SciTech Fest at Prescott Gateway Mall. SciTech Fest celebrates Arizona’s leading role in science, technology and innovation, with activities that engage, inspire and spark imagination across the entire community. During SciTech Fest, MIJTED students demonstrated their skills on Hal, a Guamard Tetherless Simulated Patient. The students showed the children who attended the event where to find pulses, hear the heartbeat, lung sounds, and eye dilation on Hal. The students also demonstrated how to use an AED trainer and a pulse oximeter, and how to take blood pressure.
MIJTED Medical Professions instructor Stephen Wimbrough has been working hard to teach the Medical Professions students the skills and course curriculum that they will need to be prepared for certification testing in the spring. The students have been working on taking vitals, patient care and interaction, CPR and first aid, and entering the information into an electronic medical record system. The students used the instruction and the training that they are being provided in class to demonstrate their skills to students at SciTech Fest.
Ivie Vaca, a junior at Bradshaw Mountain High School comments: “SciTech Fest was very informative. I got to teach children about blood pressure and the biochemistry of the human body. It was also exciting to show off our simulation patient, Hal.”
Mountain Institute’s Medical Professions program strives to educate its students in all aspects of the allied health field. They get to experience this exciting and growing profession hands on, while they master its many skills and simultaneously serve and interact with their own community.