A mile in someone else’s booties
Article Date: Oct 13, 2013

Central anatomy students get a taste of real hospital work

In one corner, a group of giggling teenagers snapped pictures of themselves suited up for surgery: zip-up suits, hairnets, shoe booties, face masks and all.

In another, students worked in pairs to maneuver a laparoscopic camera and surgical clamps to practice picking up tiny, hard-to-grasp objects like paper clips and salt packets.

“It’s just like playing ‘Operation,’ ” one student said.

Ninety anatomy and physiology students from Omaha Central High School got a rare peek this week at the inner workings of a hospital as they toured a surgical suite at Creighton University Medical Center and met with doctors, nurses and medical device sales reps whose careers they may one day emulate.

Read the full story on Omaha.com.

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