Lennox Class Learns Clinical Nursing Skills

Sherry Larson’s Applied Health Science class of 25 students received some hands-on learning with the help as “Nurse Nancy”, a registered OBGYN nurse at Avera.

Administering an Intramuscular Medication
Nancy, a resident of Lennox, taught students the proper technique of prepping a site, filling a safety syringe with proper amount of medication, and properly administering the medication. Students found the experience engaging and exciting.

"It was beneficial to watch Nancy, then do it." -Jessica Schneiderman

Starting and Discontinuing an IV Access
Students were able to properly prep, insert, and remove an IV. Manikin arms were used as students used IV needles and cannula to start an IV. Students were then asked to properly remove the cannula and IV.

John Oldenkamp, an LHS senior said, "The process was very interesting and was easy to get a hold of."

Sarah Logan was a little more apprehensive, "It was scary, but it was fun.”

Most of the students in the Applied Health Science class are HOSA members who plan on competing at South Dakota HOSA’s State Leadership Conference in March 2016.