AHEC El Dorado’s own “Pharmacy Camp”
Written by Debbie McAdams on November 17, 2011.
On Wednesday October 19, 2011 twelve students from 6 school districts attended the fall Hands on Health Care day in El Dorado. The students were exposed to numerous careers in health care by playing with “pee” and “poop”, typing blood, experimenting with drawing blood, giving injections into oranges and practicing finger sticks by testing their own glucose levels. The students experienced life as a pharmacist by filling capsule meds with powdered sugar, drawing medicine into syringes and filling IV bags. The day ended with a trip to South Arkansas Community College to experience “Mock Surgery” with the surgical tech program students and the Respiratory Therapy department where they experienced the technique of intubation on an adult and infant mannequin.