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Exploring has partnered with Operation Prevention, a substance abuse prevention program designed for elementary, middle and high school students. To combat America’s rapidly growing opioid and heroin epidemic, the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Discovery Education have launched this new joint nationwide education initiative.
This session gives participants an overview of how health care facilities are managed so that they are safe and provide quality care and the proper types of services for their specific community.
This session provides participants with an overview of the personal training profession.
A WORD ABOUT SAFETY
Before Explorers enter a working environment, review the hazards and risks faced in veterinary medicine; the precautions that are taken to prevent injury, illness, and disease transmission to caregivers and other animals; and the use of appropriate controls. Explorers should be provided appropriate training and personal protective equipment (PPE) before entering the working environment. Please consider whether they may need to be excluded from certain procedures, areas, or exams (e.g., X-rays or clinical laboratory procedures), and make appropriate safety accommodations. Due to the known hazards of ionizing radiation (X-rays), Explorers may not participate in the taking of radiographs. Trained laboratory technicians or their equivalent must be in immediate attendance whenever any clinical laboratory procedures are being carried out.
This session provides participants with an introductory understanding of the diverse field of veterinary medicine and the various veterinary roles in this health care profession.
This session will provide activities to help reinforce lessons and activities found in various other sessions. The suggestions presented in this session could be used in conjunction with another ongoing session or as a final review after all of the animal-related sessions have been completed.
Safety concerns are a greater issue when working around large animals than when handling companion animals. Serious injuries and even death may result. Though the use of patient restraint (physical, chemical, or both) is a paramount tool for the safety and welfare of both the animal and those working around the animal, it is still easy to be kicked, bitten, struck by the animal’s head and horns, or even run over and trampled by an animal that is bigger, stronger, and heavier than a human. Post Advisors and leaders must stress to participants the importance of being aware of the animal’s body language and always following the instructions of whomever is in charge of the animal.
This session provides participants with an introductory understanding of the companion animal veterinarian.
This session provides participants with a continuation of the surgical skills learned in part 1 of the Companion Animal Medicine session.
These sessions provide the participants with an introductory understanding of veterinary medicine outside the traditional perception of what a veterinarian normally does. Participants may have the opportunity to interact with numerous species of animals and unique animal health care situations.