Fall break offers cadets health care training

| October 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
Boys team at Rope Bridge Sit. Darius Usborne (senior) pulls the rope tightly to ensure it is safe to cross. ( Photo by Cadet Sgt. Chimley Rimas, Mililani High School)

Boys team at Rope Bridge Sit. Darius Usborne (senior) pulls the rope tightly to ensure it is safe to cross. (
Photo by Cadet Sgt. Chimley Rimas, Mililani High School)

Cadet Captain Timothy Schiller Jr.
Mililani JROTC Public Affairs

TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER — Over 60 JROTC cadets from Oahu teamed up this week with professionals at the Tripler Army Medical Center, Oct. 5-8, to find out if a career in medical field might be right for them.

The experience was designed to give cadets a better understanding of what a typical day is like in the healthcare field. This program is opened every fall break for these High School Cadets to gain familiarity with the vast number of different medical-service fields as well as specialties clinics.

Girls team at Rope Bridge site. Zoe Blackwell (senior) assists Naomi Glory (senior) getting on the rope and across.(Photo by Cadet Sgt. Chimley Rimas, Mililani High School)

Girls team at Rope Bridge site. Zoe Blackwell (senior) assists Naomi Glory (senior) getting on the rope and across.(Photo by Cadet Sgt. Chimley Rimas, Mililani High School)

The Mililani Army JROTC program, sent nine cadets to attend the event and was highly anticipated.

• Orientation

The first day is a orientation of the facility, with briefings from health care providers educating cadets about privacy and security of the patients. This year cadets had an opportunity to spend time a few hours in the simulation room, practicing knee orthopedic surgeries, to practicing suturing under the care of a surgeon.

The second day of the program, 20 cadets from different schools were sent to various parts of the hospital, including the Emergency Room, Radiology, Surgical Ward and Neonatal. Cadets observed and completed tasks with the nurses and doctors in their designated clinic.

Co-ed team at Rope Bridge site. Leah McNorton (freshman) unravels the rope. (Photo by Cadet Sgt. Chimley Rimas, Mililani High School)

Co-ed team at Rope Bridge site. Leah McNorton (freshman) unravels the rope. (Photo by Cadet Sgt. Chimley Rimas, Mililani High School)

“This was a great experience, I was interested in the medical field, and just by spending a day with these professionals, solidifies my desires to go into the nursing field,” said Cadet Ezekiel Blackwell, a Mililani High School junior. “My time in the Progressive Care unit, and working with these professionals really convinced me this is what my future is”.

“To really get to know the duties and responsibilities of a nurse, and how important your patients vitals are,” said Cadet Jeremiah Domanguera, a sophomore. “Understanding the equipment, that really interested me, to see how these machines can keep track of a patient’s vitals, heart rate, blood pressure, temperature, all are very important and how they aid in the quality of service for the patient and teamwork.”

Co-ed team getting awards. Co-ed team came in first place out of all teams, on that team was Leah McNorton (freshman), Timothy Schiller (sophomore), Alexander Lee (Junior) and Brandee Schiller (Senior). (Photo by Cadet Sgt. Chimley Rimas, Mililani High School)

Co-ed team getting awards. Co-ed team came in first place out of all teams, on that team was Leah McNorton (freshman), Timothy Schiller (sophomore), Alexander Lee (Junior) and Brandee Schiller (Senior). (Photo by Cadet Sgt. Chimley Rimas, Mililani High School)

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