KCUMB Leads Mini-Medical School for Don Bosco Youth
July 20, 2011
Human Patient Simulator. Tying sutures. Sports medicine.
Approximately 25 youth from the Don Bosco Summer Youth Camp learned about it all during a July 12 mini-medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences.
KCUMB students hosted the clinic for the youth ages 12 to 14 for 3 ½ hours. Students led three different hands-on labs, instructing the youth on how to tie sutures, care for a sprained ankle and interact with Human Patient Simulators.
Human Patient Simulators (high tech dummies) can be used to simulate real-life situations. They can talk, breathe, have a heart beat, be given IV’s and can simulate a myriad of emergency situations.
One teen said she learned how to interact with the patient and take notes on what was wrong with him. Another teen, who broke his leg once and sprained his ankle twice, said he liked learning how to wrap a sprained ankle.