Health Sciences Honors Program Students Gain Invaluable Experience at MetroHealth

This week, the Health Sciences Honors Program took a field trip to MetroHealth
Students interacted with 1 of 13 Virtual Reality surgical training devices in the world, which were developed by a Neurological Surgeon working at MetroHealth. 
Students also participated in training simulations similar to what MetroHealth professionals would experience in their careers at MetroHealth. The group participated in learning about the following: CPR and airway (instructions and hands on practice of intubation tubes), Hemorrhage (how to "pack" a wound or control bleeding till help arrives), Project DAWN (explaining what Narcan is and how or why we use it), Ultrasound and Metro Life Flight.
Students were also able to work with a one-of-a-kind mobile unit with the same purpose. With the hands-on experience, students were able to take ultrasounds of their heart as well as play some "training" games for ultrasound devices.

"My favorite part of the field trip was the speaker on the opioid crisis and addiction in America. I have plans to become a neuroscientist and wish to help de-stigmatize mental health and illnesses. The discussion was full of pointers that will help me achieve this goal, and I am interested in learning how addiction affects the brain," shared Abigail Krempa '20.