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‘Introduction to Health Careers’ Workshops to Be Offered in June

Susquehanna Health System and Pennsylvania College of Technology will offer free “Introduction to Health Careers” workshops June 10-11, with a limited number of seats available to the general public.

The two-day workshops, which are for students entering grades 9-12, are open to all children and relatives of Penn College and SHS employees, but any remaining seats will be made available to the general public on a first-come, first-served basis.

Participants will receive hands-on experience in career fields such as Dental Hygiene, Nursing, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Paramedic Technology, Physical Fitness Specialist and Radiography.

Dental Hygiene workshop students will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of hands-on activities pertaining to the profession, including the fabrication of a mouth model and performing oral screening.

In the Nursing workshop, students will engage in many activities related to the profession, gaining firsthand experience in taking blood pressures, temperatures, pulse oximetry, protective gear and making an occupied bed.

In the Occupational Therapy Assistant workshop, students will learn about a variety of developmental, physical and psychiatric challenges that affect people’s participation in meaningful life roles and activities. The students will explore how occupational therapy helps them adapt to the difficulties presented by the activities of daily living, work and play.

In the Paramedic Technology workshop, students will participate in hands-on activities involving the paramedic skills used in pre-hospital cardiac arrest management. Students will be introduced to techniques in airway management (endotracheal intubation and cricothyrotomy), electrical therapy (defibrillation and pacing) and medication administration.

In the Physical Fitness Specialist workshop, participants will gain exposure to the exciting career opportunities associated with this new program at Penn College, including techniques used for determining body compositions.

In the Radiography workshop, students will participate in a variety of activities pertaining to profession, including the opportunity to take and develop X-rays.

Space is limited, and registration is required. To register or receive more information, call Shawn Kiser at Penn College at (570) 320-2400, ext. 7092, or send e-mail.

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