On 9th August, we travelled to the Sunshine Coast Private Hospital, Buderim to gain and insight into careers in the health profession.
Years 10, 11 and 12 students were invited to apply with a 50 word inclusion as to why we wished to participate in the program, with only 30 students in 2 sessions being selected to attend.
During the workshop, we had the opportunity to participate in a variety of both hands-on and informative sessions facilitated by medical practitioners in a simulated environment. Health Educators as well as newly graduated students provided an opportunity for students to observe and participate in life saving techniques such as CPR techniques on mannequin’s and critical care procedures such as intubating a patient plus a panel of experienced health professionals within the hospital being available to ask questions on their chosen medical field and what it is like to work within a hospital environment.
Overall this was an amazing experience that St Teresa’s has had the privilege of being involved in. As students wanting to pursue a career in clinical and allied health we highly recommend the workshop to any student who has an interest in the health industry.
Cody Potter, Jaimie Dwyer and Joseph McAneney