Three students from Mrs. Korn’s high school Anatomy and Physiology course, Mrs. Korn and school nurse, Mrs. DiNapoli, traveled to University of Maryland Medical School in Baltimore for a unique and rare experience! Students got to attend and participate in a college level cadaver lab geared towards paramedic students needing to practice several life saving techniques.
In order to be selected to attend this lab, the students had to write a paper on the importance of medical innovation and submit it to Mrs. Korn who then asked an anonymous panel to read and grade the papers. The students who were selected for the trip were Senior, Emma Magnuson, and Juniors, Mark Webster and Megan Reitz.
These three students were not only able to attend the lab and observe but also actively participate! They each got to practice intubation, chest decompressions with a large bore needle, and using a drill to insert an intraosseous needle in the shin bone. They also observed the proper technique for a cricothyrotomy and observed the anatomy of the upper respiratory system in great detail. What a great once-in-a-lifetime experience for our MACA students! Thanks to Mrs. DiNapoli’s experience in the medical field, students were also able to explore and learn about signs that healthcare professionals may use to determine cause of death.
A big thank you to Mrs. DiNapoli and Mrs. Korn for setting this up and giving our students the opportunity to experience things outside of the MACA classroom and delve deeper into some of their passions and maybe discover new ones!