HPHS Academy of Nursing and Health Science Students Participate in St. Francis Program

SPOTLIGHT on EXCELLENCE     Issue 23     February 11, 2013

HPHS Academy of Nursing and Health Science Students Participate in St. Francis Program

On Thursday, January 10th, a group of freshmen allied health students and juniors in college anatomy and physiology from the HPHS Academy of Nursing and Health Science went to Saint Francis Hospital for a program called “Let’s Not Meet By Accident.”  The program is a comprehensive community outreach educational program that encourages adolescents to make healthy choices in risky situations.  This is an interactive, hands-on program, which starts at the Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center helipad.  The participants move into the Emergency Department Trauma Resuscitation Room to observe a “mock” trauma lead by a trauma surgeon. This visual experience is followed by a speaker whose life has been directly affected by injuries or fatalities suffered due to a traumatic injury.  This time the speakers were Hartford Police Department officers (traffic / patrol division). The students are then debriefed, and participate in exercises that provide tools for them to make healthier choices.  Marisol Feliciano from Saint Francis Hospital and Mike Suppicich, teacher at HPHS Academy of Nursing and Health Science coordinated this event.
 
Mike Suppicich, Anatomy and Physiology teacher at HPHS
 
The Life Star helicopter
 
Students participate in trauma simulation
Students wearing “drunk” goggles attempt to pass a sobriety test
Marisol Feliciano teaches the consequences of unhealthy choices to adolescents and the expansive impact these choices can have on theirlives and those of their families

Some of the students who participated in the “Let’s Not Meet By Accident” program at Saint Francis Hospital

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