Mrs. Thompson’s students performed pumpkinectomies Friday, October 24 in the CDC. A pumpkinectomy gives students the opportunity to practice sterile techniques while performing surgery. The students learned how to maintain a sterile field and how to properly put on and take off personal protective equipment.
Each class performed an appendectomy and a tonsillectomy on a pumpkin. One pumpkin had Ebola. The students had to properly put on personal protective equipment, gather information about the patient, begin surgery, complete surgery, properly remove personal protective equipment, and inform the pumpkin parent of how patient did during surgery.