I decided to join the Medical Academy because I want to become a nurse after high school. I believe the Medical Academy is a better choice than the traditional high school path because the academy trains you on something you are going to do after high school. For example, I learned CPR, medical terminology, and I trained and became a CMAA. In training to become a CMAA, I gained experience in working in an office. I can also work as a CMAA while in college. Currently, I'm working on becoming an EKG technician.
Winter Haven Medical AcademyOverview
The medical field is among the fastest growing industries today. Winter Haven High School's Medical Academy is a multi-year program. Upon graduation, students will have the necessary skills and certifications for entry level employment in the health care industry.
Learning skills like blood pressure, maintaining of a sterile field, CPR, first aid, basic assessment skills, phlebotomy and how to perform a ECG, academy students are provided up to date industry instruction. They are also provided the opportunity to volunteer at community events, complete clinical observation hours and volunteer at Good Shepard Hospice and the Medical Reserve Corps.
Certifications available to students:
Winter Haven’s Allied Health Program trains students for entry level health care careers in laboratory and clinical settings. Major areas of allied health include physical therapy, occupational therapy, emergency care and first aid, phlebotomy, respiratory medicine and clinical nursing. Upon successful completion of the course the student will be eligible to take the NHA exam to become a nationally Certified Medical Administrative Assistant as well as Florida state Certified Nursing Assistant or Phlebotomist.
Electrocardiogram (EKG) technicians use varied technology such as ECG monitors, telemetry monitors, halter monitors and exercise stress tests to assist physicians in the invasive or noninvasive diagnosis of heart dysrhythmias. Winter Haven High School ECG program include hands on skills practice as well as classroom instruction to learn how to accurately perform and interpret ECG tracings. Upon successful completion of the course the student will take the NHA exam to become a nationally Certified Electrocardiograph Technician.
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