HOSA International Leadership Conference
HOSA — FUTURE HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
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.
Nursing is My Passion,
How Do I Get There?
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.
Making It Real: Using Moulage
Techniques for Simulated Disaster
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.
Shots Fired! NowWhat Do I Do?
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.
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.
“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.
Lexington Medical Center
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