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High School Students Get Hands On With Health Care

More than 100 high school students from the Pennsylvania Governor’s School for Health Care will visit Duquesne’s Nursing School for hands-on health care experience.

Students will get the chance to perform some of the skills of beginning nursing students, such as “spiking” an IV bag and purging the tubing of air, changing a dressing on a mannequin and wearing a pulse oximeter to observe heart rate and percent of oxygen saturation. In addition, students will take part in a demonstration of “SimMan,” a high-tech patient simulator that mimics symptoms such as cardiac arrhythmias, breathing and pulses.

The Pennsylvania Governor's School for Health Care is a five week program held in July and August for 110 students from across the state interested in learning more about health care and health care careers. The program focuses on exposing students to the health care delivery system, learning about the importance of primary care and understanding how to serve as a community advocate to address Pennsylvania's health care needs.

Duquesne University Nursing School Room 505, Fisher Hall, Forbes Avenue, on Monday, July 18 from 11-11:45 a.m.

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