Career Explorers Camp exposes students to healthcare
The Augusta Health Career Explorers (ACES) Middle School Camp began on Monday. A main goal of the camp is to expose students of various backgrounds and academic levels to health career options. We hope the camp will spark an interest in the health field, motivate students to achieve in high school and consider their future aspirations. Along with the camp sessions, students will have the opportunity to ask a panel of current health and medical students questions regarding their educational and career paths.
This year ACES will continue the tradition of showing students to a variety of healthcare professions through hands-on activities.
Camp sessions this year includes:
- Reading x-rays with a radiologist
- Learning basic nursing skills—blood glucose tests, taking blood pressures and giving injections—with registered nurses
- Becoming certified in CPR
- Completing a "blood test" with a lab technician
- Creating EKG test strips
- Determining the origin of an "infectious disease"
- Experimenting with adaptive equipment with a therapist and
- Performing a sleep study on a "patient"