NorthBay's Popular Nurse Camp Wraps Up!
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Thirty Solano County high school students took part in the seventh annual NorthBay Nurse Camp last week, received an inside look at nursing careers. The students spent two days at VacaValley Hospital and will be at NorthBay Medical Center Thursday and Friday.
During the first two days, the students are getting some “hands on” experience, learning how to make casts and splints and participating in skills classes. Skills include wound care, placing IVs, giving injections and using stethescopes. This morning a Cal-Star medical helicopter landed at VacaValley Hospital for a demonstration on emergency nursing in the air.
On Thursday and Friday, the students visited various NorthBay Medical Center departments. On Thursday the students enter an operating room and learn how to use surgical tools. They will spend time in the cardiac catheterization lab and intensive care unit.
Friday’s activities have teams of students rotating between labor and delivery, the neonatal intensive care unit, fetal monitoring-ultrasound, care of the newborn and neonatal resuscitation.
NorthBay Nurse Academy is an outreach program to Solano county senior high schools. In the program, NorthBay Healthcare nurses partner with the schools to sponsor nursing clubs which meet monthly on-campus throughout the school year. The program is designed to encourage students to consider nursing as a career.