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Second-year Respiratory Therapy students practice assessments on Pediatric patients

Tanner Skeens, left, is shown with second-year Respiratory Therapy student Kristen Hall during a pediatric assessment exercise that was held on Thursday, February 16 on the Mayo campus of Big Sandy Community and Technical College. Second-year students in the Respiratory Therapy program at Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) got hands-on experience with pediatric patients on Thursday, February 16 as part of their Neonatal/Pediatric Respiratory Care course.  

Students practiced patient assessments on children ages eight months to 12 years old.  Following the assessments, the children learned about Respiratory Therapy and its role in the healthcare field. 

“It’s always great to bring in children to do these assessments,” said Missy Skeens, coordinator of the Respiratory Therapy program at BSCTC. “Through the assessments, we gain valuable experience, and we also get the opportunity to share our passion for this work with the children.” 

To learn more about the Respiratory Therapy program at BSCTC, contact Skeens at (606) 788-2822 or email melissa.skeens@kctcs.edu.