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LSU Health New Orleans Brings Sophisticated Science to Students at STEM Fest

LESLIE CAPO – LSU Health Sciences Center Media Contact

Office: 504-568-4806 |

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 New Orleans, LA – Four LSU Health New Orleans schools will bring hands-on activities and some of the most sophisticated medical equipment in the world to STEM Fest 2023, Saturday, March 4, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Ochsner Sports Performance Center (Saints & Pelicans Practice Facility)5800 Airline Drive, Metairie, LA 70003. 

LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine is bringing a high-fidelity human patient simulator. This life-size mannequin blinks, breathes and responds as a human patient would. Faculty, staff and student volunteers will help the K-12 students hear heart and lung sounds as they interact with their “patient.”  The kids will learn about what’s inside the body as LSU Health medical students show and explain the function of human anatomical specimens.

 LSU Health nursing faculty and students will demonstrate how I.V. drip bags are set up and used.

Cardiopulmonary Science faculty and students from LSU Health New Orleans School of Allied Health Professions will demonstrate negative pressure and positive pressure breathing using an enclosed pig lung within a Plexiglas box model. Students will have the opportunity to place an oral endotracheal tube in a mannequin head and then provide positive pressure breathing with a resuscitation AMBU bag.

Faculty and students from LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health will teach participants about healthy eating. They’ll set up a MyPlate display where the kids can design their own healthy meals by applying food cut-outs onto their plates.

LSU Health New Orleans outreach efforts include working with K-12 students year-round. LSU Health New Orleans’ pipeline programs not only build upon their interest in science, but also show young people the sophisticated resources available at a university right here at home.

LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans (LSU Health New Orleans) educates Louisiana’s health care professionals. The state’s health sciences university leader, LSU Health New Orleans includes a School of Medicine with campuses in Baton Rouge and Lafayette, the state’s only School of Dentistry, Louisiana’s only public School of Public Health, and Schools of Allied Health Professions, Nursing, and Graduate Studies. LSU Health New Orleans faculty take care of patients in public and private hospitals and clinics throughout the region. In the vanguard of biosciences research, the LSU Health New Orleans research enterprise generates jobs and enormous annual economic impact. LSU Health New Orleans faculty have made lifesaving discoveries and continue to work to prevent, advance treatment or cure disease. To learn more, visit http://www.lsuhsc.edu, or

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