Students learn to be community helpers

June 27th, 2015 1:15 am

First Posted: 4/10/2013

In Mrs. Renee Shotwell’s Career Development class at the Pittston Area Kindergarten Center, students learnied about community helpers. For this particular lesson, students got to see and use some of the everyday tools used by doctors and nurses. The tools they explored were stethoscopes, tongue depressors, thermometers, band aids, hospital gowns and caps, flu shields and surgical masks, IVs, a pulse oximetry machine, an electrocardiogram machine, blood pressure cuffs and two types of oxygen masks. Students recognized that some tools were used in both professions while others were specific to doctors and to nurses. The teacher dressed in scrubs to show students how nurses and doctors dress in a hospital setting.