Mock Crises to Highlight Health Careers in N.C.


 
 

Steve Lyttle | | Monday, March 10, 2008


WEST CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Want to spend a few hours Saturday watching a disaster unfold?

Communities in Schools and several other local organizations in West Charlotte, N.C., will sponsor a Health Care Career Expo, hoping to recruit a few would-be doctors, nurses or emergency responders among local students and adults.

The program will include the staging of mock medical emergencies.

The expo is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Freedom Regional Library, 1230 Alleghany St. The library shares a building with Phillip O. Berry Academy.

Communities in Schools, which sponsors programs to help prevent at-risk students from dropping out, is joining with Carolinas HealthCare System, the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County and Berry Academy as sponsors.

Berry Academy has a well-developed health care magnet program.

Organizers of the annual event have added a little excitement to this year's program.

They are setting up mock emergency scenarios, staged by local doctors, nurses and emergency medical responders. Visitors to the expo will be able to watch the scenarios unfold and learn the role that medical professionals play.

The expo also will have interactive exhibits, panel discussions, a financial aid seminar, and a chance to meet health care professionals and area college representatives.

A number of Charlotte-area colleges and universities have programs for medical professionals and emergency responders.

Want to go?

The Health Care Career Expo is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the Freedom Regional Library, 1230 Alleghany St. There is no admission charge, and the program is open to the public. For details, call Mary Alice Katon of Communities in Schools, at 704-943-9443.


Connect: Have a thought or feedback about this? Add your comment now
Related Topics: Leadership and Professionalism, Training

What's Your Take? Comment Now ...

Featured Careers & Jobs in EMS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get JEMS in Your Inbox

 

Fire EMS Blogs


Blogger Browser

Today's Featured Posts

 

EMS Airway Clinic

The Evolution of Civilian High Threat Medical Guidelines

How mass killing events have proven a need for new guidelines.
More >

Multimedia Thumb

Ebola Changes How North Carolina EMS Responds to Calls

Concern about virus spread leads to new protocols.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Oklahoma Hospitals Prepare for Ebola Cases

Training and preparation are keys for metro hospitals.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

EMS in Nevada Prepares for the Unexpected

Protocols and PPE protect AMR personnel.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

D.C. Fire and EMS Brace for Possible Ebola Patients

Union leader shares concern over precautions.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Life Link III Trauma Tactics Conference in Minnesota

Conference was designed to enhance the skills of providers of all levels, covering rescue and prehospital situations, to transport and in-hospital treatment.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

EMS Tailgating

Rigs converted for football.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

CDC Ebola Training for Clinicians

Students learn the complexities of working in bulky suits.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Braun Ambulances' EZ Door Forward

Helps to create a safer ambulance module.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

LMA MAD Nasal™

Needle-free intranasal drug delivery.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Field Bridge Xpress ePCR on iPad, Android, Kindle Fire

Sneak peek of customizable run forms & more.
Watch It >


More Product Videos >