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PRESS PHOTOS BY JIM MARSHSt. Thomas More School student Harrison Stewart-Smith demonstrates his dexterity with a hands-on medical robot June 3 during a student Explorer’s Day at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. PRESS PHOTOS BY JIM MARSHSt. Thomas More School student Harrison Stewart-Smith demonstrates his dexterity with a hands-on medical robot June 3 during a student Explorer’s Day at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest.
With a bit of coaching from Physicians Assistant Kyle Langston, St. Thomas More School student Lia Johnson tests her dexterity with a robotic surgery simulator. With a bit of coaching from Physicians Assistant Kyle Langston, St. Thomas More School student Lia Johnson tests her dexterity with a robotic surgery simulator.
J. J. DiMartini, a manufacturer’s representative for robotic surgical equipment maker da Vinci, demonstrates the robotic surgery capability of his company’s equipment. J. J. DiMartini, a manufacturer’s representative for robotic surgical equipment maker da Vinci, demonstrates the robotic surgery capability of his company’s equipment.
Lehigh Valley Health Network registered nurse Bree Harrison shows St. Thomas More School students how to use pressure to “stop the bleed” in a simulated serious gaping wound at a student explorer’s day June 3 at the Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest campus. Lehigh Valley Health Network registered nurse Bree Harrison shows St. Thomas More School students how to use pressure to “stop the bleed” in a simulated serious gaping wound at a student explorer’s day June 3 at the Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest campus.

ST. THOMAS MORE SCHOOL

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by jim marsh Special to The Press in School

Students explore healthcare career opportunities in robotics

Sixty-three St. Thomas More School students participated in a hands-on healthcare educational demonstration at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest June 3.

The students were able to practice hands-on robotics surgery simulation based on an accuracy and dexterity grading system that had them competing for recognition as proficient in the robotics equipment.

They also viewed a demonstration of robotic coronary surgery and were instructed in first aid techniques to stop the bleeding in a severe wound simulation.

The students also were shown slides of victims of lung health disease caused by smoking and vaping, in an effort to discourage use of tobacco and vaping products.

The visit to the hospital was part of the Lehigh Valley Health Network’s fifth annual Explorer’s Day held in conjunction with the LVHN”s Department of Education and Summer Scholars Program.