Workshops

Workshops are divided into 3.0-hour sessions and 1.5-hour sessions. Each attendee will be asked to select their top choices during registration, and will be assigned to one of these workshops.

 


 

3.0 Hour Sessions

 

Health Sciences Simulation Lab

Participants will cycle through multiple rooms in the simulation lab, with the opportunity to observe or attempt a variety of skills including: CPR, birthing simulator, IV, femoral line, central line, lumbar puncture, venipuncture, airway management, thoracentesis, cut suit, hand-washing, ventilator and BiPAP, scopes, and AED.

 

ECG & Heart Sound Identification

Participants will begin with a one-hour lecture for overview of blood flow through the heart, how heart sounds are made, and how ECGs are generated. Students will then break into small groups and cycle through a variety of cases where they will practice listening to heart sounds using Harvey and reading ECGs.

 

Wilderness Medicine

Participants will begin with a lecture portion about wilderness medicine. They will then be escorted into the woods surrounding the campus where they will encounter a variety of cases, learning about wilderness first aid and survival.

 

Ultrasound

Ultrasound is a non-invasive and inexpensive tool playing an increasingly important role across many medical and surgical specialties. Participants will begin with a lecture portion to cover the basics of ultrasound equipment, technique and interpretation. Then they will cycle through a number of stations with warm body volunteers and facilitators to ultrasound different organs.

 


 

1.5 Hour Sessions

 

Injections

Participants will learn the indications, contraindications, and procedures for intramuscular, subcutaneous, and intradermal injections.

 

Suturing

A skill used in almost every facet of medicine, suturing is a great skill to learn early and keep practicing throughout your education. In this workshop, participants will learn the indications, contraindications, and procedures for simple interrupted, and horizontal mattress, vertical mattress.

 

Casting

The treatment for fractures of all types, and a necessity for bone healing. In this workshop participants will learn the indications, contraindications, and procedures for an arm splint cast and a thumb spica cast.