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Table of Contents
General Guidelines/Suggestions for Students
Village Health Occupations Program
Thank you for choosing to participate in the Ethel Lund Village Health
Occupations Program. We hope that you will enjoy your experience
here and that you wil use this opportunity to do an in depth
exploration of various careers in the health care field.
The Ethel Lund Village Health Occupations Program is a unique
program sponsored by SouthEast Alaska Regional Health
Consortium for Native high school students residing in southeast
Alaska. Funding for this program comes from the Alaska Mental
Health Trust Authority through the Alaska Center for Rural Health.
Many people have worked hard to create this unique experience for
The Ethel Lund Village Health Occupations Program offers you an
opportunity to explore health careers through job shadowing,
assessment inventories, career exploration, presentations and hands
on exercises. We strive to offer a broad array of experiences and
opportunities that match a student’s interest areas in health care.
This handbook will clarify student policies and procedures pertaining
to expectations of behavior, professional conduct, discipline and
confidentiality. Frequently asked questions will also be addressed.
In addition, it will also contain forms required by the program such as
photo releases, OTC waiver forms and a standard of conduct form.
We hope this handbook wil be useful to you in defining your
participation and commitment in attending the Ethel Lund Vil age
Health Occupations Program. Please review it and use it as a tool to
enhance your experience. Your comments and feedback regarding
the Ethel Lund Village Health Occupations Program and/or this
Student Handbook are welcome. Gunalcheesh! Howaa!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Ethel Lund Vil age Health Occupations Program?
The Ethel Lund Village Health Occupations Program is a SEARHC
initiative to offer opportunity and exposure to Native high school
students throughout southeast Alaska to health care careers. We are
interested not only in the development of young Native people but
also in expanding the workforce across a broad spectrum of health
care fields. We accomplish this by providing an opportunity for
students to job shadow health care providers at SEARHC facilities.
In addition, students are offered opportunities to explore careers
through hands on exercises, assessment inventories and
presentations by health care providers.
Where is does the program take place? Where will I stay?
The program is housed on SEARHC’s Sitka Campus. Students are
housed at a facility on campus with a minimum of two chaperones
that are on duty 24 hours a day/7 days a week.
What does it cost to attend this program?
With the generous help of funders, SEARHC is able to offer this
program at no cost to eligible students. Students travel is
coordinated through the SEARHC Travel Department and the
students are housed on the SEARHC campus. Al food is covered by
the program. All in town transportation is provided by SEARHC.
What are the goals of the Ethel Lund Vil age Health Occupations
• To provide opportunities for students to work in a health care
• To expose high school students to career opportunities in
• To provide high school students with positive health care role
• To educate high school students about the requirements and
skil s necessary for pursuing a health care profession
• To expose Native high school students living in
rural/underserved communities to a health care experience
What are some of the activities that I wil participate in while attending this program?
• Job Shadowing
• Presentations by Health Professionals
• Presentations by Education Specialists/Career Exploration
• Ropes Course
• Hands on Exercises
• Basic CPR/1st Aid Training/Certification
• Daily Journaling/Video Journaling
• Program Evaluation
• Awards Celebration
What are the student’s daily activities? The students schedule varies each day of the week but each day will begin promptly at 8 a.m. unless the student opts to job shadow surgery which starts promptly at 6:45 a.m. Days can be very long as we aim to provide as many opportunities as possible. Generally, most activities end before 7:30 p.m. Because of the long days, lights out wil be at 10:00 p.m. We encourage the students to be cognizant of this and to get enough rest. What is job shadowing? Job shadows are educational experiences within various departments of the medical facility. Students should experience the services and
functions of each department. The activities planned for the students
may vary daily based on the case load, emergency situations,
personnel availability and other issues. During job shadowing, the
students are under the supervision of the department contact or their
designee within the specific department they are assigned.
Guidelines and Suggestions
for Student Job Shadow
• Meet the department employees and learn their title and role in
• Take a tour of the department and if possible, discuss each
station or work area and equipment
• Discuss confidentiality rules for the department
• Discuss specific job responsibilities or required skil s and
• Ask about the employees memorable work experiences
• Learn about the department work flow and time management
• Observe patient care, test procedures and record keeping
• Complete supervised student tasks as assigned
• Learn which high school courses or pre-requisites are important
to specific jobs in the department
• Discuss post-secondary education and the training needed for
• Discuss continuing education requirements for health
• Learn the salary range for health careers of interest
and Suggestions for
• When students are wearing the ELVHOP uniform scrub, they
must always be aware that they are representing the Ethel Lund Vil age Health Occupations Program
• Always be courteous and cheerful
• If you feel uncomfortable or ill during a procedure it is okay to
• Show common courtesy to your fellow students, gurest
• Always address member of the medical staff (physicians) or
management by their titles when in the hospital. Do not use first names
• Wear your ID badge at al times
• Make sure your scrubs and shoes are clean when in the
• Chewing gum on the job is unprofessional
• Report immediately to your assigned person when you arrive in
• Leave a patient’s room when a doctor or clergy enters unless
• If you are asked to do something you are not qualified to
perform or if you are asked a question you are not qualified to answer, get a staff member to assist
• Report any accident or unusual behavior as quickly as possible
to the program supervisor, department manager or nearest staff member
• Learn the medical terms for the departments you visit. A list of
medical terms is in the appendicies
• Ask questions at appropriate times. Do not disrupt the staff by
“hanging around” and visiting while they are on duty. When you have finished your program requirements for the day, leave the medical facility
• Remember you could be a patient someday so be
understanding, kind and thoughtful at all times
• Do not discuss a patient with another patient
• Do not discuss an employee with another employee or patient
• Do not discuss politics or religion with a patient
• Do not discuss any facts you may know about a patients case
• Do not discuss standards of other medical facilities
• Do not bring unauthorized articles into the hospital for patients,
such as food, drugs, alcoholic beverages or biased reading material
Student Policies and Procedures
Students must wear the scrubs provided by the Ethel Lund Village
Health Occupations Program whenever they are job shadowing or in
the main hospital. Clean shoes are to be worn with the scrubs.
Students also must where their provided ID badges every day.
Students are encouraged to practice good personal hygiene. Avoid
perfume or cologne, overuse of cosmetics and excessive jewelry.
Nails should be neatly trimmed and free of acrylic or nail polish.
Mature, professional conduct is expected of the Ethel Lund Vil age
Health Occupations Program students at all times. SEARHC has
provided a valuable opportunity to each of you and placed a great
trust in your hands. Students must adhere to all medical facility
program rules and policies. You must follow the assigned schedule
that you receive from the program coordinator. Your attitude and
attention must be focused on the tasks and assignments presented to
you at all times.
Cel phones, i pods, mp3 players, handheld computers or any other
electronic device wil not be allowed during program events. They
can be kept with your personal belongings to be used during personal
time. Disregard for this policy will follow disciplinary action as
outlined in the disciplinary action section.
You have been selected for the program because of your maturity,
potential and attitude. Disregard for policies and guidelines of the
program wil not be tolerated and failure to follow the rules wil result
in a reprimand and possible dismissal from the program. Students
and parents are required to sign a standard of conduct form which
indicates that you understand and agree to abide by all of the
program and facility guidelines, policies and procedures. The
standard of conduct agreement also addresses the importance of
patient confidentiality and the consequences of breaching
Should a student require disciplinary attention, the following procedures wil be followed:
The student will receive verbal and written warnings from the
program coordinator and/or chaperone. The student’s parents
or guardian wil be notified of the problem.
Any student requiring additional disciplinary action or attention
will be immediately dismissed from the program and sent home.
All information regarding patients must remain confidential. Students
are admonished to not discuss any patient information with anyone
outside of the medical facility, including friends, family or other
Confidential information may be defined as, but is not limited to:
• Patient information
• Patient medical records
• Billing information
• Test results
• Personnel information
• Departmental orders
Patient sensitive material should not be discarded in public trash
cans. Al confidential information is to be stored in the designated
confidential records area. Students are not allowed access to any
patient information or records without prior permission from an
authorized health professional.
Any violation of the confidentiality policy will require disciplinary action
as outlined previously in this document.
Students are required to report on time for every job shadow,
presentation, event or assignment. If a student is unable to report at
the designated time, they must notify a chaperone prior to their
scheduled event. Any unexcused student absence wil require a
discussion with the program coordinator upon their return and wil be
subject to the disciplinary actions previously outlined.
Students will be required to put their best effort forward in
participating and completing activities as assigned. The students wil
be required to keep a journal of their daily events. Journaling wil be
explained in more detail in the journaling section of this manual. The
students wil also be provided video cameras to document their
experiences during the course of the program. Students need to be
mindful of appropriate use of program equipment and recognize that
all video footage wil be reviewed by program staff. Individual
presenters may require students to respond to quick assignments to
demonstrate what knowledge they have gained from the
Keeping a journal is a valuable and commonly used reflective learning tool. Journaling prompts you to notice what is happening, to think about experiences and to reflect on there meaning. At the very least, keeping a journal gives you a record of what you have accomplished and provides a reference for ideas and discussion. Health care professionals are constantly observing the health, actions or experiences of others. They record these observations in a patient’s file. The written observation must be clear and descriptive so that other health professionals using that file can understand the background of a patient. Keeping a journal provides you an opportunity to practice the skil of making observations about yourself or others in a health care environment and recording them. Some suggestions for topics to discuss in your journal may include:
• What did you do on a typical day in a particular department?
• Describe the best thing that happened today?
• What do you feel was your main contribution to the
• What was the most difficult part of your volunteer service?
• If you were the supervisor, would you have the students do
anything differently from what you are doing?
• Write about a health care worker you found interesting or
• Write about yourself. How do people perceive you?
• What do you feel like when you are in the health care facility?
• What compliments have you received and what did they mean
• Did you take or avoid some risk this week? Were there things
you wanted to say or do that you didn’t?
• What happened that made you feel you would like or not like to
Please remember, patient confidentiality is vital. Please do not
use patient names when writing your observations. (Example:
write, “Patient X was feeling better today.”
The Ethel Lund Village Health Occupations
Program Student Pledge
I believe that SEARHC has a genuine need of my services
I will be punctual and conscientious in the fulfillment of my
duties and will accept supervision graciously
I will conduct myself with dignity, courtesy and consideration
I will consider as confidential, all information which I may
learn directly or indirectly concerning a patient, doctor or any
member of the personnel and will not seek information
I will endeavor to make my work of the highest quality
I will uphold the traditions and standards of SEARHC and
will interpret them appropriately to the community at large
I will be respectful to everyone I encounter including fellow
students, chaperones, presenters, elders, patients and all
At the end of your experience, we are asking you to please cast your
ballot for each of the following awards. If possible, include a brief
statement of why you are nominating this person. Return you
completed ballot to the program coordinator. Thank you!
Most Likely to Faint at the Sight of Blood:
Most Likely to Pursue a Medical Career:
Outstanding Staff Member:
Outstanding Department Mentor:
The Ethel Lund Village Health Occupations Program hopes you had a
memorable experience and a lot of fun!
Abdomen-the body cavity between the chest and thighs
Acute-illness characterized by sudden onset, sharp rise, and short course. Acute may also
describe sharp or severe pain.
Ambulate/Ambulatory-to walk; able to walk around.
Amnesia-forgetfulness, loss of memory.
Antibiotic-a drug used in medical treatment that prevents disease causing microorganisms from
Anus-outlet of the rectum.
Aphasia-disorder of language, e.g., unable to speak; able to speak but not able to express self
Asepsis-the condition of being free of disease producing organisms.
Ashen-greyish color of skin.
Ataxia-an unsteady or uneven gait.
Bacteria-sometimes called germ, a kind of microorganism. Many forms of bacteria cause
Bed cradle-equipment that is placed over the body to keep the sheets and blankets from
touching the patient.
Bedsore-decubitus ulcer. Opening in the skin occurring on part of the body as a result of
pressure, irritation or both.
Bladder-any sac which stores fluid or gas, i.e. “urinary bladder.”
Body Mechanics-The coordinated use of body parts to produce motion and maintain equilibrium.
Buttocks-body part composed of the glutteal muscles, you rear end.
Catheter-tube placed in person to aid in passing fluids, i.e. urinary catheter.
Centigrade-a measurement of temperature using a scale divided into 100 units or degrees. The
freezing temperature of water is 0° degrees centigrade, written 0°C. Water boils at 100°C.
Cerebral-a word used to refer to the brain.
Chronic-illness or symptoms marked by long duration or frequent recurrence.
Circulation-the continuous movement of blood throughout the heart and blood vessels to all
parts of the body.
Circulatory-the heart, blood vessels, system blood and all the organs that pump and carry blood
and other fluids throughout the body.
Colostomy-surgical formation of an artificial anus.
Coma-a state of deep unconsciousness often caused by disease, injury or drugs.
Communicable disease-a disease that is easily spread from one person to another.
Compress-folded pieces of cloth or gauze used to apply pressure to a part of the patient’s body.
The compress may also be used to supply moisture, heat, cold or medication to a specific part of
Congestion-an abnormal condition caused by an unusually large amount of blood or fluid in a
part of the body.
Contaminate-soil and infectious material or to corrupt by contact.
Contracture-when muscle tissue gets drawn together or shortened because of a spasm or
paralysis, either permanent or temporary.
Convalescent-getting well or recovering after illness or surgery.
CVA-Cerebral Vascular Accident (stroke).
Death Rattle-a sound made by a dying patient caused by air passing through the mucus
collected in the throat or bronchial tubes.
Defecation-emptying of the lower bowel.
Dehydration-a condition in which the body has less than the normal amount of fluid. Fluid
volume deficit is sometimes used instead of dehydration.
Diabetes-a condition that develops when the body cannot change its sugar into energy. When
this sugar collects in the blood the patient needs a special diet and may have to be given a drug
Diagnosis-finding out what kind of disease or medical condition a patient is suffering from. A
medical diagnosis is can usually be made by a nurse practitioner, physician assistant, but is
always approved by a physician.
Diagnostic Examination-a physical examination that assists the physician to make a diagnosis.
Digestive system-the group of body organs that carries out digestion. Digestion is the process
in the body in which food is broken down mechanically and chemically, and is changed into forms
that can enter the blood stream and be used by the body.
Disability-loss of the ability to use part or parts of the body in a normal way.
Disinfection-the process of destroying most disease carrying germs.
Distention-drum-like condition of the abdomen due to gas in the intestines or inability to empty
Disposables-supply items used once and then thrown away.
Draping-covering a patient or parts of the body with sheet or blaket, usually during a physical
examination of the patient.
Dyspnea-difficult or labored breathing.
Edema-abnormal swelling of a part of the body caused by fluid collecting in that area. Usually
the swelling is in the ankles, legs, hands or abdomen.
Emaciation-a wasting away of the flesh, caused by disease or sometimes a lack of food. An
emaciated patient is very thin.
Endocrine-a ductless gland in the body that secretes a substance that affects the way some
body systems do their work.
Exhalation-the process of breathing out air during respiration.
Extremities-the arms, legs, hands and feet.
Fahrenheit-a system for measuring temperature. In the Fahrenheit system, the temperature of
water at boiling is 212°F., at freezing it is 32°F.
Feces-waste material of digestion, normally passed through the rectum, stool.
Fever-the term for a person’s condition when his/her body temperature is above normal.
Flatus-gas generated in the stomach or bowel.
Flex-to bend upon itself.
Fracture-a break in the bone.
Gastrointestinal-a term used to refer to the digestive system, sometimes called the G.I. tract, an
abbreviation for gastro (stomach) and intestinal.
Genitalia-the sex organs or parts.
Gatch handle-a handle used on manually operated beds to raise of lower the backrest and knee
Germicide-a chemical compound used to destroy bacteria.
Graphic chart-a medical record that shows the patient’s TPR, intake and output and blood
pressure. It is called a graphic chart because it is made in the form of a graph, the reading for
each vital sign is connected to the next by a line.
Hemiplegia-paralysis of one side of the body.
Incontinent-inability to retain urine and/or feces.
Inflammation-a reaction of the body to disease or injury. There is usually pain, heat, redness,
and swelling of the body part.
Inhalation-the process of breathing in air in respiration.
Insulin-a hormone produced naturally in the body of the pancreas. Insulin assists the body to
change sugar into energy. Insulin can be produced artificially for use in the treatment of diabetes.
Interval Nourishment-extra nourishment in the form of food or drink given to patients between
Intravenous-injection of fluids into a vein. Foods in liquid form and medication can be put into
the body this way.
Intravenous pole-also known as an I.V. pole. A tall pole on rollers used to hold the containers
that hold fluids that are carried to a patient by gravity, such as during surgery. Short poles may
be attached to the bed frame.
Involutional Psychotic Reaction-a depression shown by preoccupation with diet, bowel
movements or general health.
Joint-a part of the body where two bones come together.
Manic Depressive Reaction-marked changes in mood from elation to depression.
Medical Asepsis-special practices and procedures for cleanliness to decrease the chances of
disease-causing bacteria to live and spread.
Oxygen tent-equipment used in healthcare institutions to provided large amounts of extra oxygen
for a patient.
Paraplegia-paralysis of the legs and lower part of the body.
Parenteral-situated or occurring outside the intestine.
Pathogens-disease causing bacteria.
Paralysis-loss of the ability to move a part or all of the body.
Patient lift-a mechanical device like a swinging seat used for lifting a patient into or out of a bed,
bath tub or wheelchair.
Patient’s chart-a combination of several different written forms making up a record of the visit.
Percussion Hammer-an instrument used by the doctor to test a patient’s reflexes by tapping the
body at certain places.
Pulmonary-refers to the lungs.
Pulse-the rhythmic expansion and contraction of the arteries caused by the beating of the heart.
The expansion and contraction show how fast and regular and with what force the heart is
Quadriplegia-paralysis of both the upper and lower parts of the body.
Radial Pulse-the pulse at a person’s wrist.
Rectum-the lower part of the large intestine.
Rehabilitation-the process by which people who have been disabled by injury or sickness are
helped to recover their original abilities as much as is possible.
Respiration-the body process of breathing.
Respiratory system-the group of body organs that carry on the body function of respiration.
This system brings oxygen into the body and eliminates carbon dioxide.
Rigor Mortis-stiffening of the body and limbs shortly after death.
Schizophrenia-mental disorder marked by loss of contact with reality. Thought, speech and
behavior will be very strange. Does not mean split personality.
Sense organs-these organs make it possible for us to be aware of the outside world and
ourselves through the senses of sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch.
Septicemia-a severe infection of the blood. Usually called blood poisoning.
Shock-a state of collapse resulting from reduced blood volume and blood pressure, usually
caused by severe injuries such as hemorrhage or burns on many parts of the body. Shock may
also result from emotional trauma.
Skeletal system-the bones and connections between them that provide the framework for the
Sphygmomanometer-an apparatus for taking a patient’s blood pressure. Also, known as a
blood pressure cuff.
Spinal cord-one of the main organs of the nervous system. The spine is another name for the
human backbone. The spinal cord is inside the spine and carries messages from the brain to
other parts of the body and from those parts back to the brain.
Splint-a thin piece of wood or other rigid material used to keep an injured part of the body, such
as a broken bone, in place.
Spores-bacteria which have formed hard shells around themselves for protection. Spores can
only be destroyed by sterilization.
Staphylococcus-one type of infection found in healthcare institutions. Antibiotic drugs are used
to fight staph infections.
Sterilization-the process of destroying all micro-organisms including spores.
Stethoscope-an instrument that allows one to listen to various body sounds such as the
heartbeat or breathing sounds.
Stoma-a mouth or small opening, artificially created.
Stroke-sudden diminution or loss of consciousness, sensation, and voluntary motion caused by
rupture or obstruction (as by a clot) of an artery of the brain.
Supine-lying on one’s back.
Symptom-evidence of a disease, disorder or condition. A subjective symptom is one that is
raised by the patient.
System-a group of organs acting together to carry out one or more bodily functions.
Temperature-a measurement of the amount of heat in the body at a given time. The normal
body temperature is 98.6°F/30°C.
Tracheotomy-a surgical procedure to make an artificial opening in a person’s neck connecting
his trachea with the outside. The operation may be necessary when the person’s trachea above
the opening is blocked and the patient cannot breathe.
Tendons-tough cords of connective tissue that bind muscles to the other parts of the body.
Therapeutic-refers mainly to the treatment of disease, something used to heal.
Thermal blanket-special equipment to raise a person’s body temperature. Also known as a
Thermometer-instrument used for measuring body temperature.
Tissue-a group of cells of the same type.
TPR-abbreviation for temperature, pulse, and respiration.
Trachea-an organ of the respiratory system. Located in the throat area, also known as the
Trapeze-a metal bar suspended over the bed. It is used by a patient to help raise or move their
Traumatic-refers to damage to the body caused by injury, shock or wound. Sometimes this
refers to mental disturbances due to emotional shock.
Tremor-trembling or quivering.
Tumor-a growth in or on the body. There are two kinds: benign tumors may be surgically
removed. Malignant tumors are called cancer. They are often a threat to a person’s life and
Turning Frames-reversible beds used in the care of patients with certain orthopedic conditions.
Unconscious-not aware of knowing, deprived of awareness.
Varicose veins-an abnormal swelling of the veins, especially in the legs.
Vein-any of the tubular branching vessels that carry blood from the capillaries toward the heart
and have thinner walls than the arteries and often valves at intervals to prevent reflux of the blood
which flows in a steady stream and is in most cases dark-colored due to the presence of reduced
Ventricle-a chamber of the heart which receives blood from a corresponding atrium and from
which blood is forced into the arteries.
Virus-the living agent that carries an infectious disease from one place to another.
Vital Signs-significant in each patient: pulse, respiration, temperature and blood pressure.
Void-to empty the urinary bladder.
Vomiting-to bring up stomach contents through the mouth, emesis.
Although social networking websites, like Facebook and
MySpace, are growing and gaining in popularity, posting
something online today, may cause you some problems in the
Although they provide obvious benefits, there are also concerns
associated with such sites that students need to understand. Studies
suggest the majority of students say or do things online they would
not want their parents or other adults to see, especially when it
comes to social networking sites.
Provocative photographs, pictures that depict substance abuse, and
explicit photos and videos, are being published online in increasing
numbers. Besides providing far too much personal information online
for friends, this type of information may in fact place you at risk for
predators or those who may have ulterior motives.
There are a number of emerging trends that suggest cause for future
concern for students. Employers are increasingly turning to social
networking sites (SNS) to evaluate candidates for jobs. The privacy
waivers SNS users agree to in order to use Facebook, MySpace and
others, offer little protection to the user. Uploaded photos and videos
may be available to “non-friends” and third party applications could
have full access to all uploaded photos and videos. A compromising
image could cause an applicant to not be considered for a position.
Some statistics suggest a high percentage of employers now include
social networking sites in their background checks, resulting in
“qualified” employees not being considered for hire.
According to the Job Outlook 2007 Fall Preview survey conducted
by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), 11%
of respondents reported they plan on reviewing social networking
profiles when considering job candidates. More than 60% said the
information they obtained online has some effect on their decisions
Although it may be fun to post that picture from a concert or party, the
consequences of that photograph may be far reaching.
According to a September 2008 Kaplan Survey , social networks are
so accessible that college admissions officials are turning to them
and uncover positive or negative information about applicants in an
• 10% of admissions officers acknowledged looking at social
networking sites to evaluate applicants
• 38% said that what they saw “negatively affected” their
views of the applicant
• 25% of schools checking social networks said their views
• 21% of colleges used social networking sites for recruiting
prospects and gathering information about applicants
Once something is published or posted online, don’t assume it can be
deleted. Although the original post may be removed, it is important to
note that the image, video or posting may be stored elsewhere on
someone else’s computer or server, it may have been printed out, or
it may have been forwarded through email to others.
Think twice before posting something online. What is posted
online today, may cause issues or problems for you in the
For more articles on the use of social networking sites, please link to
the following stories:
Facebook and MySpace
Follow these links to view YouTube videos about the ways university
recruitment officers and employers are using social networking sites
to screen potential applicants.
Alaska Colleges and Universities
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Ethel Lund Village Health Occupation Program
Last Name:_____________________ First Name:____________________ Mailing Address:_______________________________________________________
Phone:_____________________ Email:______________________________ Parent(s) or Guardian(s) Name:______________________________________________ Parent(s) or Guradian(s) Phone:____________ Cell Phone:______________ Emergency Contact Name:_______________________ Emergency Contact Phone:_______________________ School Status:
Gender:_____________ Date of Birth:________ Tribal Affiliation:__________________________________________________ Would You Like Scholarship Information?:
Would You Like Health Career Information?: Yes
Please Circle the Health Field(s) You Are Interested In: Physical Therapy Occupational Therapy
SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium
Ethel Lund Village Health Occupations Program
You have indicated an interest in participating in the Ethel Lund Village Health Occupations Program in Sitka on April 22-27, 2013. As part of your application, we would like you to compose a personal essay introducing yourself, your future goals and what you expect to learn or gain from your participation in the Ethel Lund Village Health Occupations Program. The personal essay will play a pivotal role in the selection process. Attach additional sheets if you find it necessary.
SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium
Ethel Lund Village Health Occupations Program
Letter of Recommendation
Dear Principal, Superintendent, Counselor or Teacher: A student within your district is applying to participate in the Ethel Lund Village Health Occupations Program scheduled for the week of April 22-27, 2013. We are requesting that you write a letter of recommendation on his/her behalf. We are looking for responsible and mature young adults that will benefit from an opportunity of career awareness, job shadowing and college preparation experiences at SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium. Please list within your recommendation some of the student’s accomplishments. Gunalcheesh!
SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium
Ethel Lund Village Health Occupations Program
Standards of Conduct
The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) is extremely pleased that
you have decided to participate in the Ethel Lund Village Health Occupations Program.
SEARHC’s commitment to provide students with an opportunity for career awareness,
we are able to sponsor up to fifteen students from outlying communities with housing,
meals, evening entertainment, and a travel stipend. As a participant in the Village
Health Occupations Program, there are certain expectations that we have of you. First
and foremost, as a participant, it will be your responsibility to respectfully represent your
community and be on your best behavior. Please review and read the following
expectations with your parent/guardian and indicate that you understand them by signing
and dating this document.
The expectations are:
• You will abide my all policies and procedures as laid out in the student handbook.
• You will attend all VHOP activities, including the evening activities.
• You will not be released to the custody of anyone unless prior written consent is
received, approved and does not interfere with VHOP activities.
• You will be respectful to people and property.
• You will obey all laws.
• You will cooperate with instructional, hospital and chaperone staff at all times.
• You will abide by a curfew established by VHOP staff and realize that there will
be little “free time” set aside. This is a learning opportunity sponsored by several organizations that your school and parents have agreed to let you attend.
• You will keep chaperones informed of your physical whereabouts at all times.
• You will not use drugs, alcohol or tobacco at anytime during this VHOP
By signing below, the student and parent completely understand that if any of the
above conditions are violated, he/she will be sent home immediately at the
expense of the parent(s) or guardian(s).
NON-MEDICAL PHOTO RELEASE
I hereby grant the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) and
those acting with its authority and permission the right to use, reproduce, publish,
distribute, and exhibit my name, picture, portrait, likeness or voice, or any or all of
them in or in connection with the production of a television tape or film recording,
sound track recording, motion picture film, filmstrip, or still photograph, in any
manner for training and other purposes, including SEARHC publications, news
releases, audio-visual presentations, and the SEARHC web site.
I consent to the use of these photographs to help document and promote
SEARHC services and to educate and inform the public about health care issues,
as long as such use is for nonprofit and for general illustration purposes only.
Additionally, I waive any right I may have to inspect or approve both the finished
recorded media and the uses to which it may be applied or for compensation for
such uses. I agree to hold harmless SEARHC and all persons acting under its
authority or permission, such as its photographer, public relations agency,
graphic artist, and printer, from liability related to the choice of the recorded
media and the quality of its reproduction.
I hereby warrant that I am at least 18 years old or I’m an emancipated minor and
have every right to contract in my own name in the above regard, or I am the
parent or guardian of the minor child with the same right to contract in his/her
name. I state further that I have read the above authorization, release and
agreement prior to its execution, and that I am fully familiar with its contents.
Your name (print) _________________________________
Phone no. _____________
Name(s) of children in photo, if any
Your signature ______________________________________
Parent/Guardian Authorization, Release & Indemnity Waiver
Participant Name_______________________ Birthdate:___________________
Address, City, State, Zip_____________________________________________
Emergency Contact________________________________________________ Home_____________
I hereby give permission to ELVHOP staff to provide routine healthcare,
administer prescribed and over the counter medications as described and seek
emergency medical treatment for my child. I agree to the release of any records
necessary for treatment, referral, billing or insurance purposes. I give permission
to ELVHOP staff to arrange necessary related transportation for my child.
In case of a medical emergency, every reasonable effort will be made to contact
me. In the event that I cannot be reached, I hereby give my permission for the
medical personnel at SEARHC to secure and administer medical treatment
including to hospitalize, order and administer medication and anesthesia, perform
x-rays, special procedures or surgery, if deemed medically necessary for my
child, for which charges I shall be responsible and agree to pay.
Is the student covered by health insurance/Medicaid?
Name of Insured___________________
Medication Waiver Form
During the Ethel Lund Village Health Occupations Program, the following
medications are kept in stock and used to treat minor symptoms of illness/injury.
They are administered by program staff and logged on a medication form that
both the staff and student sign. Please CROSS OUT any medications listed
below that you do NOT want to be administered to your child.
Does your child take medication (prescription or over the counter) on a regular basis? □
Yes, my child takes medication on a routine basis and WILL be bringing
his/her medication to ELVHOP.
Yes, my child takes medication on a routine basis, but WILL NOT be
bringing his/her medication to ELVHOP.
Medications brought to ELVHOP must be in the original container with the
label and listed on this medication waiver form.
Please list the medications your child takes routinely, the dose and the reason for
I hereby give permission to ELVHOP staff to administer any of the
medications not crossed out on the above list and/or any medications
listed per the directions on the bottle and/or by a physician.
24/7 Care Delivery Models Research Project UHC / RAND Collaboration Joanne Cuny RN, BSN, MBA Quality & Risk Councils Meeting Director of Quality February 19 – 20, 2009 © 2009 University HealthSystem Consortium UHC/RAND Received AHRQ ACTION Grant to Examine 24x7 Care Delivery Models AHRQ “Accelerating Change and Transformation in Organizations and Networks
Biomedical Research 2012; 23: SI 17-23 Special Issue: Cancer Metabolism In memory of Erich Eigenbrodt New Horizons in Cancer Therapy: Manipulating Tumour Metabolism. Sashidhar Yeluri, Brijesh M Madhok, David G Jayne. Division of Clinical Sciences, Leeds Institute of Molecular Medicine, St. James’ University Hospital, Leeds, UK. LS9 7TF, UK Abstract Otto Warburg