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Format: 04/19/2014
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The Almanac: Career fair offers insights into health field

Friday, January 8th, 2010

More than 140 students from South Fayette Township and Chartiers Valley school districts met with more than 30 health career professionals during the annual career fair held recently.
South Fayette Township High School's Post Secondary Transition Coordinator Maureen Pedzwater, South Fayette's District Team Leader for School Health Personnel Nurse Kathy Macurak, and Chartiers Valley High School Community Outreach Coordinator Lynn Heasley worked collaboratively to prepare for this three-hour career awareness event. 

Dr. Robert Cicco, associate director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at West Penn Hospital was the keynote speaker. Cicco emphasized several points the students must consider no matter what career they choose.

Students witnessed a surgery simulation that provided them with a realistic view of the teamwork needed in the preparation for surgery and in the operating room. The simulation team included Dr. Kay Phanse, OBGYN; Dr. John Wrightson, anesthesiologist; Margaret Squiller, nurse anesthetist; Diane Ott, OR nurse; and Dr. Michael Dorich, director of surgical technology, PTI as well as his surgical tech students who presented the extensive sterilization process that must occur in the operating room.

To read more, visit The Almanac web site.

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