Dates: July 23 - August 3, 2018
If you are interested in a career in medicine, but are not quite sure exactly what you would like to do, this is the module for you!
We will explore most areas of the hospital as we do many hands on activities. We will start with the Fire Department where we will learn about getting a victim to the hospital. Then we will meet our "victim" in the Emergency Department where we will participate in doing an assessment on them and learn how to intubate and do splinting. We will explore the many areas that take part in helping a patient get better. In the lab you will type your own blood, in radiology we will see the wonders of the MRI, and ultrasound a pregnant lady and your own heart. We will meet with pharmacists and mix IV fluids and start an IV on the teaching arms. We will go to the cardiac cath lab and see how they do the catheterizations. We will go to the NICU and see newborns. We will go to the operating room and learn skills like suturing, dissection, and robotic surgery.
We will also go to the UAF labs and meet with the UAF veterinarians and do some exams on the reindeer at the reindeer farm. Students will also spend a day earning their CPR and First Aid cards. We will also take a look at one of the local medivac planes and learn about transport nursing.
This is a very busy two weeks with little down time and LOTS of hands on learning! Preference is given to high school seniors and juniors who are mature and truly interested in medicine.
NOTE: Students should be prepared to participate on Saturday, July 28th, in addition to the regular weekdays.
Meet your Instructors
Lori Gibertoni, NICU nurse at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital
Lori is a neo-natal intensive care unit (NICU) nurse at the Fairbanks Memorial Hospital. She created the Biomedicine module for ASRA, and has instructed it for many years. Lori teaches the Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) at the hospital. Additionally, she was a Girl Scout leader for 13 years.