Junc­tion City High School stu­dents learn­ing po­ten­tially life sav­ing tech­niques

El Dorado News-Times - - In Our Schools -

The stu­dents of Junc­tion City High School’s newly founded Sports Medicine Pro­gram are learn­ing what goes into po­ten­tially sav­ing a life not only on the field or court, but wher­ever the need may arise.

The newly es­tab­lished Sports Medicine at Junc­tion City High School as part of The Arkansas Ca­reer and Tech­ni­cal Ed­u­ca­tion Depart­ment aims to help stu­dents in­ter­ested in pos­si­bly en­ter­ing the med­i­cal field not only for the field of Sports Medicine (Or­tho­pe­dic Doc­tor, Phys­i­cal Ther­apy, Oc­cu­pa­tional Ther­apy, Ex­er­cise Phys­i­ol­ogy, and Ath­letic Train­ing) but also those in­ter­ested in other fields such as Emer­gency Med­i­cal Tech­ni­cians and Paramedics, and Fam­ily Prac­tice Physi­cians.

The pro­gram con­tests of Anatomy and Phys­i­ol­ogy, Foun­da­tions of Sports Medicine, and In­jury and As­sess­ment. These class- es help to teach high school stu­dents the var- ious parts of the body, how they func­tion and may be­come in­jured.

These classes give stu­dents a pre­lim­i­nary ex­po­sure to Ev­i­dence Based Med­i­cal Prac­tices and un­der­stand­ing of ba­sic hu­man anatomy to aid the stu­dents pur­su­ing a med­i­cal cer­ti­fi­ca­tion or de­gree af­ter high school.

Char­lie Ward­law is the JCHS teacher of the Sports Medicine Pro­gram.

Ce­real: Last Fri­day morn­ing, the Smack­over El­e­men­tary School kinder­garten stu­dents and teach­ers hosted “Ce­real with Some­one Spe­cial.” Stu­dents got a chance to eat ce­real and read books with a spe­cial per­son who brought them to school that day.

Sav­ing lives: Stu­dents Me­morie Hall, Court­ney John­son and Heaven Pen­ning­ton prac­tice se­cur­ing and sta­bi­liz­ing the head and neck of a pa­tient, Ju­lia Prado, who could have a bro­ken neck or se­vere head in­jury.

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