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Students learn about health career-related skills

By Staff | Apr 24, 2021

Submitted Photo Rugby eighth graders learn about newborn care at Dakota College at Bottineau’s Health Career Fair.

BOTTINEAU – Dakota College at Bottineau shared hands-on skills with 60 eighth-grade students from Rugby Public School on Friday, April 16.

This was an opportunity for Dakota College health professions faculty and practical nursing students to showcase hands-on health career-related skills.

Practical nursing (PN) students Emily Hunt, LeShai Annavarapu from the Dakota College in Minot program and Briar Kornkven from the Bottineau program shared active demonstrations on wound care, obstetrics and newborn care as well as using tubes in procedures such as NG (nasogastric) tubes, Tracheostomy care, and SCD use (Sequential compression devices). In addition, clinical and physical assessments were observed while using Doppler technology assessing peripheral blood flow and simulation of in the field paramedic cardiac monitoring.

The eighth-grade students relayed that it was great to have the different stations to learn from and the variety of topics. It gave them more interest in and appreciation for healthcare, while making it “fun.”

Dakota College graduates over 70 nursing students annually from programs located in Bottineau, Minot and Valley City.

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