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HOSA International Leadership Conference



11 a.m.

A Humorous Look at Leadership

Patrick T. Grady

Today ‘N Tomorrow’s Enterprises, Inc.

During this interactive, high energy and humorous presentation, Patrick T.

Grady discusses the importance of leading others by example. For bright

futures, leaders need enthusiasm, motivation and real life leadership skills that

assist in preparation of both fellow members and us. Stepping outside of our

comfort zones and taking ownership of our responsibilities are keys to our

success and growth as leaders.

Canal A

11 a.m.

Nursing is My Passion,

How Do I Get There?

Jan Williams

Nurse Recruiter

West Tennessee Healthcare

Nursing is my career path! Yes, nursing is a very rewarding job, but it’s hard

work. Nurses help people and make their patients better, but the most

importantly nurses know HOW to make patients better. In middle school and

high school, students need to focus on science and math. Nursing school is

very competitive! When parents or peers say keep your grades up and study-

-THEY MEAN IT! Dedicate free time to volunteer work in hospitals or nursing

homes. This gives you a taste for the environment and helps you understand

if your heart truly lies in the profession before dedicating time and money

to something that genuinely won’t make you happy. If you’re not happy, you

won’t be able to make your patients happy.

Canal C

11 a.m.

Making It Real: Using Moulage

Techniques for Simulated Disaster


Rebecca Calfee

Coordinator Health Science Programs

Roane State Community College

Attendees will learn how to prepare a victim for a “life-like” scenario they

may encounter in a mock disaster as a way of providing training. Recipes

will be shared and participants will be instructed in the demonstration of

using moulage materials made from“homemade ingredients.”The healthcare

simulation community uses these techniques for commonly seen illnesses,

infections, wounds or traumatic injuries. Moulage kits can be fairly expensive,

but knowing some cool recipes can save programs over 85% of the cost

incurred when ordering one kit for a classroom.


Chamber B

1 p.m.

Shots Fired! NowWhat Do I Do?

Danny Sheckles

Tennessee EMS Education Association

Danny will take attendees through his real life experience of being on staff as

a teacher/administrator/paramedic during the Campbell County High School

shooting on November 8, 2005. He will introduce triage tools that will help

school employees identify the severity of patients injured during any disaster.


Chamber A

1 p.m.

Design and Build a Prosthetic Arm

Ellie Vandiver, Ken Verburg

Project Lead The Way

Daily activities are so dependent upon the use of our arms and hands that

we often take them for granted. Think about waking up this morning. What

activities did you do before you even ate breakfast? Did you turn off your alarm,

push back your covers, turn a doorknob, turn on a faucet, or comb your hair?

All of these seemingly simple tasks relied on skillful and intricate movements

of your arms and hands. What body systems, organs, and tissues function to

complete and control such precise movements? What medical interventions

have been developed to help an amputee regain lost arm and hand function?

Attendees will design and build a simple model of an arm that is able to pick

up an empty Styrofoam cup.


Chamber B

1 p.m.

“Hey, Watch This,”“I’m the MAN,”

and“Cocaine, Beer and Baby

Rattlesnakes”—Tales and Trials from

Twenty Years in the ER Trenches

Jill Healey, M.D.

Emergency Physician

Lexington Medical Center

Emergency Department

Enjoy this candid conversation with an emergency physician, as she shares

typical ER cases and scenarios built around patient histories and photos of

actual cases. A great review of vital signs, medical ethics, importance of taking

a proper history and performing relevant physical exams, medical doctor

decision making, and appropriate patient disposition (admission vs. discharge




Room A