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Teens Explore Careers with New Trinitas Healthcare Exploring Program

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Interested "explorers" learned how to assess a patient using a heart monitor to listen for different types of heart rhythms, led by Gerard Muench (right), Director of PreHospital Services at Trinitas.
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ELIZABETH, NJ - It was a cold and rainy day when 12 teenagers from Elizabeth and surrounding towns gathered at  Trinitas Regional Medical Center to begin their journey of discovering careers in the health care field through hands on programs.

Students were first greeted by the staff of Trinitas Regional Medical Center, followed by an introduction of the Exploring program, a co-ed, career exploration program for teenagers in high school through age 20.

Following the welcome session, participants learned about various departments in the hospital including nursing, medicine, and support areas such as social services and volunteering.  They then competed in a CPR challenge and other hands-on activities in order to learn more about the healthcare profession.

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The Trinitas Exploring Post 911 meets once a month at the Medical Center to focus on a select area of the healthcare field.  The overall program gives young adults an opportunity to “explore” such careers as nursing, radiology, health care, physical therapy, and social work by allowing them to work alongside members of the hospital staff and participate in training activities. The program emphasizes academics, character development, and self-discipline, and encourages participants to give back to the community.

Students are encouraged to join, however, only 30 total slots are available.  For further information, call 862-777-2524 or visit https://ppcbsa.org/programs/exploring.

 

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