Elementary school students participate in a simulated emergency

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Fourth, fifth and sixth graders have spent some of their summer learning about several health careers at ICC’s “Be a life saver” College for Kids summer camp.

Twenty five students learned what it takes to work in the medical field. To end their week long classes, they participated in an emergency simulation of a car accident on Friday afternoon at ICC’s Peoria Campus.

Some students acted as patients, while others acted as EMT personnel and even surgeons. Program coordinators said this was the best way to conclude the camp.

“I think it just plants the seed when kids come to a camp like this, whether it’s in health careers or anything else College for Kids. I think it’s really good to get them on to a college campus where they see students who are learning, they see people that maybe are going to be themselves in a few years,” said Lari Labello, Co-director at ICC Nursing Assistant Program.

All classes were taught by current ICC students and some participants said this has definitely reinforced their desire to work in healthcare. All students also got certified in CPR during the program.

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