Health Professions Events

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The strength of these events lies in the protocol used in any patient care profession. The rubrics allow HOSA students to practice knocking on the door, entering the room, washing their hands, introducing themselves to the patient, and explaining the procedure to the patient. Most pre-professional students such as medical students or nursing students do not have this opportunity until they are in their first or second year of their academic training.

HOSA students are able to hone their skills, gaining confidence in the process, as they work through the events in the Health Professions category. Students get a better understanding of the intricacies involved in being a healthcare professional. It is HOSA’s hope that this will allow students to make a well-informed decision regarding a healthcare career path.

Below are the event synopses for the Health Professions Events. Clicking on the link will direct you to the rules and guidelines for the event.

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Biomedical Lab Science *denotes $500 travel scholarship to ILC

  • Procedural Event
  • Round 1 Test
  • Round 2 Skill Procedure
  • Procedures involve: ID lab equipment, infection control-transmission based precautions, inoculating-streaking an agar plate, using a microscope, ABO blood grouping, gram staining, and fecal occult blood, preparing a lab solution.

Clinical Nursing *denotes $500 travel scholarship to ILC

  • Procedural Event
  • Round 1 Test
  • Round 2 Skill Procedure
  • Procedures involve medication intramuscular, medication subcutaneous, oxygen saturation, discontinuing peripheral IV access, urethral catheterization, and applying a nasal cannula or oxygen mask.

Clinical Specialty *denotes $500 travel scholarship to ILC

  • Presentation and Procedural Event
  • Development of a Career Portfolio for ANY Health Related Career
  • Presentation to Judges
  • Procedure Demonstration

Dental Science *denotes $500 travel scholarship to ILC

  • Procedural Event
  • Round 1 Test
  • Round 2 Skill Procedure
  • Procedures involve: preparing a dental treatment room, seating the dental patient, dismissing the dental patient, brushing-flossing, preparing and pouring an alginate impression, and ID dental instruments.

Home Health Aide

  • Procedural Event
  • Round 1 Test
  • Round 2 Skill Procedure
  • Procedures involve: taking an adult tympanic temperature, taking an apical pulse, emptying a urinary drainage unit, applying dressing-ointment to broken skin, giving a back rub, caring for dentures, moving a client using a draw-sheet, and applying elasticized stockings.

Medical Assisting

  • Procedural Event
  • Round 1 Test
  • Round 2 Skill Procedure
  • Procedures involve: telephone technique, completing an insurance form, alphabetical filing, screen for visual acuity, obtain medical history, measure height/weight, urine testing, donning sterile gloves.

Nursing Assisting *denotes $500 travel scholarship to ILC

  • Procedural Event
  • Round 1 Test
  • Round 2 Skill Procedure
  • Procedures involve: hand-washing, making an occupied-unoccupied bed, positioning a patient with a disability in bed, transferring a patient from bed to wheelchair, measure and record vitals, prepare patient for a meal, and changing a patient’s gown.

Physical Therapy *denotes $500 travel scholarship to ILC

  • Procedural Event
  • Round 1 Test
  • Round 2 Skill Procedure
  • Procedures involve: ambulating with a gait belt, walker, cane and crutches, range of motion, and ice pack application.

Sports Medicine *denotes $500 travel scholarship to ILC

  • Procedural Event
  • Round 1 Test
  • Round 2 Skill Procedure
  • Procedures involve: physical conditioning, assessing ROM and strength of shoulder and ankle, and taping (ankle, arch, elbow, thumb).

Veterinary Science

  • Procedural Event
  • Round 1 Test
  • Round 2 Skill Procedure
  • Procedures involve: preparing the operative sight, lifting and restraining a dog, ID equipment, simple fecal floatation, ID of parasites, ID of animal breeds/species, and apply-remove gauze restraint muzzle.