Prairie Mountain Health participated in "Take Our Kids to Work Day’, a national program that took place this year on November 14th for Grade 9 (Senior 1 or equivalent) students. As part of the campaign at workplaces across the country, parents, friends, relatives and volunteers host the eager students.
Launched in 1994 by the Learning Partnership, the initiative is the most recognized career education event in Canada, with an estimated 200,000 students visiting workplaces every year.
Through Take Our Kids to Work Day, students are able to witness the world of work first-hand, prompting early career planning, and enabling students to make informed decisions pertaining to their future goals and endeavours. By participating in Take Our Kids to Work Day within PMH, students were able to learn about a variety of careers within the health care sector.
This year, approximately 76 students were amongst various departments and facilities throughout PMH, participating in take Your Kid To Work Day. In addition to this program, the Region accepts practicums, both clinical & non-clinical, as well as job shadows in departments that are able to accommodate students. PMH is committed to providing students and health service providers with an opportunity to gain valuable clinical experience and/or exposure in a health care related career. This recruitment initiative has been valuable in helping individuals learn more about what career opportunities exist in health care and allows for an inside look at the duties of a particular career.
Tyler joined me at work today. I was able to show him our daily duties and we went through CPR, AED, splints, airway management and medications. ~Chris Dobson, ICP, Killarney EMS~
Josie came to Dauphin ER for the day with me. She saw a couple of dressing changes, a PICC removal, saw X-rays taken and toured the complete facility. ~Shelly Nichols, LPN, DRHC~
Kendall had a great day at the Neepawa HC Pharmacy. Learning about chemo prep, narcotic/controlled drug delivery, and blister packing meds for our PCH. So much more than just counting pills like she thought! ~Christine McCracken Pharmacy Assistant, Neepawa Health Centre~