Esperanza 9th grade students in Mr. Rex’s college & career ready, medical careers, and health classes recently received instruction from senior students in Ketchum University’s Physician Assistant Studies Program (Brinley Crumley, Andrew Iliuta, Kellie Kodama, Hannah Nandor, Kit Seymour). The seniors are currently completing their capstone classes to finish their degrees.
Students received hands-on instruction as part of their emergency/first aid unit. Many of these 9th-grade students will continue training as they move forward in the Esperanza High School Medical Sciences Academy.
The stations included trauma (tourniquet), Epi-pens, recovery position, and splints for a broken bone. These life-saving skills were taught intimately in small groups so that all students could get the practice they wanted.