GATEWAY TECHNICAL COLLEGE NURSING STUDENTS EDUCATE YOUNG LEARNERS, THE IMPORTANCE OF LUNG HEALTH
As part of Respiratory Awareness Week, nursing students at Gateway Technical College were already trained to provide learning experiences most especially to children about lung health.
Student nurses, Mark Haubrich and Megan Reindl, both working at St. Catherine’s Medical Center visited a fourth-grade physical education class recently at Brompton School.
Here, Reindl pointed out how the trachea, or windpipe, branches into right and left airways, or bronchi, in an upside down Y to the bronchioles, which resemble trees inside the lungs, in a slide presentation, while Haubrich showed them a diagram of how the lungs work. They also discussed how smoking damages it which can lead to lung cancer.
The two nursing students observed that some students already knew the difference between red blood cells, which are important to respiration, and white blood cells, which help to fight off infection.
Impressed with the student’s knowledge, Reindl expressed.
“The questions they asked were all very relevant and I felt they were very engaged the whole time,” she said.
Having greater responsibility in teaching healthcare education, Erudite Nursing Education™ nurses are effective vehicles in relaying valuable information when it comes to healthy lifestyle especially to the younger generation.
Note: The foregoing article is copyrighted and may not be reproduced in part or entirety without advance written permission. For permissions or editorial corrections, contact: Ms. Kelsey Hanna, khanna@EruditeNursing.education