Flight Nurses in Training to the Rescue
Debris everywhere, smoke, fire, and moaning victims…What normally is a serene picnic area at Case Western Reserve University's Squire Valleevue Farm in Hunting Valley became a made for TV-like disaster scene for a mock earthquake and gas line explosion.
Participants in the annual National Flight Nurse Academy Summer Camp, sponsored by the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, triaged the 75 volunteers who acted out various injuries at the disaster scene. Firefighters from the Auburn Fire Department also took part in the drill.
According to Jonathan Wylie, a camp coordinator and a student in Case Western Reserve's acute care nurse practitioner flight nursing program, the annual mock disaster provides the kind of experiences that students will encounter when they become flight nurses.
Also to the rescue were two helicopters from the Cleveland Clinic flight nursing team.
Researchers in the University Hospitals Department of Family Medicine are looking for healthy volunteers ages 50 and older to participate in a research study about Vitamin D levels and nutritional intake. Volunteers must be free of chronic medical problems. Study participants will come in for a one-hour visit to the UH Dahms Clinical Research Unit where up to two teaspoons of blood will be drawn and information about diet and sunlight exposure will be collected. For questions or to see if you qualify, call 216-844-2637.
The next session of the Weight Watchers at Work program begins at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, August 17, in Thwing Center's Spartan Room. The group will meet each Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Participants will receive 12 sessions for $144, payable by cash, check or charge. Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
For Faculty and Staff
The Staff Advisory Council (SAC) has opened its 2009 Election for Representatives. Through participation in SAC, representatives have an opportunity to help shape the future of the university. Elections are being held for the following schools: Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences; School of Dental Medicine; Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing; Academic Administration; and University Administration. Elections will run through 5 p.m., Friday, August 21. Contact Robin Kramer, chair of SAC Elections Committee, for more information.
The Writing Resource Center can work with faculty to develop and present in-class writing workshops to cover a variety of topics, including (but not limited to) research and documentation, the writing process (planning-drafting-revising-editing), audience awareness, and strategies for selecting and narrowing topics. Workshops can be designed to fit the specific content and assignments for courses, and can range in length from 30 minutes to two hours. Contact Hazel Emery to schedule a meeting.
The Office of Undergraduate Admission is seeking enthusiastic, outgoing undergraduate students to work as tour guides for the 2009-2010 academic year. These are paid positions. Interviews will be held on September 1 and 2, followed by mandatory orientation sessions on September 8 and 9. Interested students should contact Judy Weiss, assistant director of undergraduate admission, to sign up for an interview.
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