Vitals and Shock! Great day at The Ladder

What a great day at The Ladder, wonderful turnout of students and mentors multiple small groups learning and teaching each other all about vital signs, shock , and sepsis!

Breaking into small groups keeps everyone involved and engaged. This small group is learning how to treat someone in the ICU, Intensive Care Unit who has a very bad infection, also known as sepsis, by playing a medical video game.

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This small group is learning what “vital signs” are and how to use clinic machines donated by Broadway Family Medicine Clinic, to learn how to measure a patients blood pressure, oxygen levels, heart rate/pulse, and temperature.  At The Ladder we follow the time honored medical learning practice of “See One, Do One, Teach One” so everybody gets to be hands on in their learning!

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Please tell the young learners in your life, your family, your neighborhood, who may wanted to be in a healthcare career, nurses, doctors, Veterinarians, EMT, paramedics, physical therapist, and many many more to come join us at The Ladder. We will help them with their goals in school and in life.

Next meeting September 12th 2015 at UROC at 2001 Plymouth Ave North, from 12:30-2:30 every second Saturday of each month.

The Ladder, “Lift as you climb, Build as you Grow”

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August 8th, This Saturday! Vitals, SHOCK! and Sepsis!

Lined and and Ready!

He’s in SHOCK! What does that even mean?

This Saturday at The Ladder you will learn what that means, you will learn what makes vital signs VITAL, and you will learn why the ICU, Intensive Care Unit is so intense!

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Tell the young scholars in your life, family, school, class and neighborhood about the Ladder – where they can not only develop academic and career goals for their future, but have a whole lot of fun in the process. They will also be actively supported and challenged to pursue their goals by mentors and resources from the University of Minnesota Academic Health Sciences schools & colleges, the North Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program, and Broadway Family Medicine. In addition, young scholars will be learning along side and supported by peers from their own communities and neighborhoods in North Minneapolis.

The next meeting of the Ladder is Saturday, August 8th (always the second Saturday of the month) at 12:30-2:30 pm and open to scholars, parents and supporters ages 9 and older. There’s always learning AND fun – plus free lunch! The next meeting of the Ladder will be at the usual spot – the UROC building (2001 Plymouth Ave N) in North Minneapolis.

The Ladder is this Saturday come mentor and be mentored at The Ladder! Take two hours mentoring kids interested in health careers.  The next meeting of the Ladder is Saturday, August 8th (always the second Saturday of the month) at 12:30-2:30 pm and open to scholars, parents and supporters ages 9 and older. There’s always learning AND fun – plus free lunch!

The next meeting of the Ladder will be at the usual spot – the UROC building (2001 Plymouth Ave N) in North Minneapolis. SEE YOU THIS SATURDAY

Seriously you will enjoy this…smiles,

Crich

 

 

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July Recap: Surgeries And Sutures!

Medical scholars at July’s session of the Ladder had the opportunity to try their hands at surgery and suturing!

 

Our youngest scholars focused on learning the finer points of tying off sutures using needle drivers without needles (safety first!) in model biceps. Older scholars had the opportunity to (carefully) suture on model arms with needles.

Yesterday's Ladder in #northmpls was all about surgery & suturing!

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Scholars then practiced various types of virtual surgery: appendectomy, adenoidectomy and knee replacement.

Medical scholars learning knee replacement surgical techniques "virtually" #theladder #northmpls

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Tell the young scholars in your life, family, school, class and neighborhood about the Ladder – where they can not only develop academic and career goals for their future, but have a whole lot of fun in the process. They will also be actively supported and challenged to pursue their goals by mentors and resources from the University of Minnesota Academic Health Sciences schools & colleges, the North Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program, and Broadway Family Medicine. In addition, young scholars will be learning along side and supported by peers from their own communities and neighborhoods in North Minneapolis.

The next meeting of the Ladder is Saturday, August 8 th (always the second Saturday of the month) at 12:30pm and open to scholars, parents and supporters agers 9 and older. There’s always learning AND fun – plus free lunch! The next meeting of the Ladder will be at the usual spot – the UROC building (2001 Plymouth Ave N) in North Minneapolis.

 

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Next Session Of The Ladder – July 11th: Surgery and Sutures!

This month we’ll be exploring a topic well known to more senior medical scholars but entirely new as a topic at the Ladder: surgery & sutures – or, to use terminology that’s more widely known outside of medicine, operations and stitches!

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You’ll have the opportunity to learn about the variety of helpers involved in various aspects of surgery (hint – it’s not only physicians/surgeons!), and the specialized tools and procedures used to get into areas of the body requiring surgery, those used to do the work inside the body, and those used to stitch surgical areas back up again.

Bring yourself (but leave your needles and thread at home!), and join us for the next session of the Ladder: Saturday, July 11th at 12:30pm, where we’ll give you hands-on opportunities to learn about surgery and suturing! Our meeting location will be at the UROC building – 2001 Plymouth Ave N (Newton & Plymouth) in north Minneapolis – lunch will be provided!

The UROC is reachable by Metro Transit bus routes 19, 32 & 7.

Have a bulletin board or wall-space for info-posting? Print this off and post! Curious about what the Ladder is all about? See for yourself!

The Ladder is a Society of Medical Scholars ages 9 to 99. Meetings are every second Saturday of the month.

A Scholar Reads,
A Scholar Listens,
A Scholar Teaches and,
A Scholar Learns.

Service Learning, Leadership Development, and Cascading Mentorship

“Lift as you Climb, Build as you Grow”

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June Recap: Ears, Sound and Balance

Medical scholars at June’s session learned all about ears, sound and balance. Scholars learned how to use otoscopes to look at the anatomy of the ear…

Looking inside the ear using an otoscope! #theladder #northmpls

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…and audioscopes – devices used to check hearing function.

Ladder scholars learning to use portable instruments designed to test hearing function #theladder #northmpls

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Medical scholars learned about use of tuning folks as another simple yet effective means for testing hearing function:

Ladder medical scholars learning about the use of tuning forks to test hearing function #northmpls #theladder

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Scholars also learned about how the inner ear is involved in balance, and they had the opportunity to try out a BAPS (Biomechanical Ankle Platform System) board – a tool physical therapists use to help patients regain balance after ankle, knee and hip injuries.

Medical scholar Tekya learning about balance and how it relates to the ears at June's Ladder #northmpls #theladder

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Tell the young scholars in your life, family, school, class and neighborhood about the Ladder – where they can not only develop academic and career goals for their future, but have a whole lot of fun in the process. They will also be actively supported and challenged to pursue their goals by mentors and resources from the University of Minnesota Academic Health Sciences schools & colleges, the North Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program, and Broadway Family Medicine. In addition, young scholars will be learning along side and supported by peers from their own communities and neighborhoods in North Minneapolis.

The next meeting of the Ladder is Saturday, July 11th (always the second Saturday of the month) at 12:30pm and open to scholars, parents and supporters agers 9 and older. There’s always learning AND fun – plus free lunch! The next meeting of the Ladder will be at the usual spot – the UROC building (2001 Plymouth Ave N) in North Minneapolis.

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Next Session Of The Ladder June 13th: Ears, Sound, Balance!

At prior sessions of the Ladder (like this one and this one too) we’ve learned a number of things about ears and medical practice that focuses on the ears. This month we’re going to revisit the ears, with a focus on sound and balance.

You’re probably on top of the fact that your ears are involved with your ability to hear sound – but do you know how they work? And did you know ears aren’t just for hearing, but that your ears are also involved in your ability to stand without tipping over and riding a bike?

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Bring your ears and a friend, and balance yourself on over to the next session of the Ladder: Saturday, June 13th at 12:30pm, where we’ll give you hands-on opportunities to learn about how the ears are involved in sound and balance! Our meeting location will be at the UROC building – 2001 Plymouth Ave N (Newton & Plymouth) in north Minneapolis – lunch will be provided!

The UROC is reachable by Metro Transit bus routes 19, 32 & 7.

Have a bulletin board or wall-space for info-posting? Print this off and post! Curious about what the Ladder is all about? See for yourself!

The Ladder is a Society of Medical Scholars ages 9 to 99. Meetings are every second Saturday of the month.

A Scholar Reads,
A Scholar Listens,
A Scholar Teaches and,
A Scholar Learns.

Service Learning, Leadership Development, and Cascading Mentorship

“Lift as you Climb, Build as you Grow”

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May Recap: Mind And Body Medicine!

At today’s session of the Ladder, medical scholars had the opportunity to learn about mind and body medicine. The premise of mind-and-body medicine is that your mind and body are connected: the state of your mind can impact the health of your body and vice versa. Ladder scholars learned about three different kinds of practices that can positively impact the health of your body and mind: acupuncture/acupressure, yoga/mindful movement, and meditation.

Today's Ladder in #northmpls focused on mind-body medicine!

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At one station medical scholars learned about acupuncture and acupressure, both originating in Chinese medicine and becoming increasingly common in Western medical practice (that is, the type of medicine primarily practiced by physicians in the United States). Medical scholar Nicole (a licensed acupuncturist) demonstrated the technique of acupuncture, while young medical scholars looked on.

Medical scholar Nicole demonstrates acupuncture on scholar Mariel.

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At another station, medical scholar Sarah led young scholars in yoga sun salutations, showing them how mindful movement can calm the mind and help keep their bodies flexible and healthy.

Tell the young scholars in your life, family, school, class and neighborhood about the Ladder – where they can not only develop academic and career goals for their future, but will be actively supported and challenged to pursue those goals by mentors and resources from the University of Minnesota Academic Health Sciences schools & colleges, the North Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program, and Broadway Family Medicine. In addition, young scholars will be learning along side and supported by peers from their own communities and neighborhoods in North Minneapolis.

The next meeting of the Ladder is Saturday, June 13th (always the second Saturday of the month) at 12:30pm and open to scholars, parents and supporters agers 9 and older. There’s always learning AND fun – plus free lunch! The next meeting of the Ladder will be at the usual spot – the UROC building (2001 Plymouth Ave N) in North Minneapolis.

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