MHS Students Witness Open Heart Surgery

MHS Students ​Witness Open Heart Surgery Procedure
Posted on 05/15/2018
Heart SurgeryMason High School students in Honors Anatomy and Physiology had the opportunity to observe a live open heart surgery at Christ Hospital this month. Dr. Gail Kist-Kline, Mason City Schools Superintendent who is retiring in July to become the Christ College of Nursing and Health Science's President, welcomed the students to Christ Hospital.

"This was a wonderful experiential learning opportunity for our students," said Dr. Kist-Kline. "Ms. Long and Ms. Lehman do an outstanding job of organizing opportunities like this with terrific community partners."

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Approximately 245 other Honors Anatomy students were able to see first hand the intricacies involved in a surgical procedure of this nature from the comforts of the MHS Kiva.

"Students watched an active operating room in real time. The surgery was a successful triple bypass, that allowed our students to see real life saving application of the knowledge they have gained in our Cardiovascular, Skeletal, and Muscular units to navigate through the surgery with the surgeon," shared MHS Science teacher Maggie Long.

The surgeon explained the details of the surgery as it was taking place to students who were watching in the KIVA and The Harvard Room simultaneously.

"Students were both inspired and excited to view medical professionals in action!" added MHS science teacher Carol Lehman.
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