Mason County Area Technology Students Host a Health Fair
The Health Science Level I students at the Mason County Area Technology Center have been learning to take vital signs. On Tuesday, November 21 they put their skills to work inviting district and community partners to provide the students a real-life experience to prepare them for the world of work.
“The students need to not only learn to take vital signs, but interact with patients and develop a great bedside manner is also an important skill we are trying to teach,” stated Mary Newell, Health Science teacher at Mason County Area Technology Center.
The students practiced taking pulse, respiration, temperature and blood pressure. In addition, they shared a Healthy Living Tips sheet with the patients they researched and created for the fair.
“This is the first in many events, the Health Science students will be involved in throughout the year. It is our goal to prepare the next generation of nurses, radiologists, nurse practitioners and physicians in the region,” stated Mary Newell.