SCRUBS: Healthcare PathwaysEnroll Now
or Register by calling the IVCC Continuing Education Center (815) 224-0427
Mon-Fri: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
(hours may vary during holidays/closed Fridays during the summer)
Dates: July 11-14
Days of Week: Mon-Thu
Time: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Class ID: 4360
Learn about various careers in the healthcare field and the experience and education needed to fulfill your career goals. This interactive, 4-day career exploration camp will focus on occupations in dental health, nursing, emergency medical services, pharmacy & pharmacy technician. Students should wear long pants or jeans, with no holes (no shorts, skirts, or capris) and (closed toed) tennis shoes. Students will meet daily at the main entrance to the college.
Day One | Monday, July 11 | Dental Health
Students will have the opportunity for hands-on exposure to various dental techniques in a clinical setting on a patient simulator, including taking alginate impressions, pouring and trimming stone dental models, evaluating dental radiographs, learn and explain good oral hygiene, taking and recording medical and dental histories, dental charting and so much more! Participants will have the opportunity to explore different careers in the dental field by delving into the different responsibilities of the dental team. The importance of the essential skills of team work and conflict resolution will be incorporated into class activities.
Room: B-214 – Dental Lab Instructor: Heather Seghi
Day Two | Tuesday, July 12 | Emergency Medical Services [EMS]
Students will have the opportunity for hands-on exposure to various lifesaving skills used by Emergency Medical Services providers in a prehospital setting. Skills will include an introduction to cardiopulmonary resuscitation [CPR], splinting and bandaging wounds and assessing vital signs. Students will then practice the skills they have learned and apply them to a real life scenario to care for a patient in an ambulance simulator. The importance of being reliable and accountable, on the job will be incorporated into class activities.
Room: D-108 – EMS Lab Instructor: Nick Fish
Day Three | Wednesday, July 13 | Careers in Pharmacy
Students will have the opportunity for hands-on exposure and simulation to the general workflow in a pharmacy including the daily activities of a pharmacist and pharmacy technician in various practice settings. The importance of the essential skills of team work, basic prescription interpretation, medication dispensing, laws that pertain to pharmacy, conflict resolution, pharmacy calculations and critical thinking will be incorporated into class discussions and activities.
Room: TBA Instructor: Chuck George
Day Four | Thursday, July 14 | Nursing
Students will have the opportunity for hands-on learning in a simulation lab with a variety of nursing skills, including using a stethoscope to assess lung & heart sounds, learning about vital signs and medications, evaluating different patient needs, taking and recording medical histories and so much more! Participants will have the opportunity to explore different careers in the health care field by delving into the different responsibilities of the health care team. The importance of the essential skill, critical thinking will be incorporated into class discussions.
Room: B-209 - Nursing Lab Instructors: Amber Knowlton and Cathy Lenkaitis