June 03, 2009
Hospital hosts human body and health summer camp
Hinsdale – Adventist Hinsdale Hospital is proud to present “I Body: Human Body and Health summer camp,” an assemblage geared to high school and college students who are committed to exploring the human body and the health care field. Camp will be held from 1 to 4:30 p.m., June 15-25, at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. The cost of this 10-day event is $400.
“This is a state-of-the-art camp that offers interactive programs with highly skilled physicians and nurses,” said Marcie Calandra, a cardiovascular nurse specialist, advanced practice nurse and Magnet project manager at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. “We are truly excited about the way the camp encompasses such complex information and makes it both understandable and fun.”
Students will be able to interact with physicians and operating room staff as open heart and orthopedic surgeries are conducted. Students can even ask questions as the procedures are in progress.
Students also will learn about the following topics:
• The use of technology in health care
• Infectious disease and bioterrorism
This year, the camp has expanded to provide a more sophisticated experience for the high school and college student.
“We want to provide students the opportunity for close, interactive experiences with our physicians, nurse specialists, professional practice nurses, pharmacists, patient support service providers and other world-class expert health care practitioners,” Calandra said. “This camp will give students hands-on experience in the exciting careers offered in the health care field.”
Organ dissection, experimentation, small group consultations, on-site observations DVD presentations, simulators, and computer models will all provide interactive learning experiences. Students will learn the anatomy, physiology and pathology of various organ systems.
“Students will come away with knowledge of the awesome nature of the human body and the importance of making wise health care choices to facilitate the long-term health of their own bodies,” Calandra said.
Upon completion, attendees receive a certificate and college letters of recommendation. To sign up for the camp or for more information, call 630-856-6054.