Health Careers Students Learn New Skills

September 25, 2018 - For Immediate Release

Health Careers

Pictured Above:  Health Careers students Caitlyn Guthery and Julie Beck, learn the importance of body mechanics

The Health Careers students at the Kiamichi Technology Centers- Talihina campus, are learning the importance of the proper way to transfer patients/residents using a transfer belt. This is an important skill to learn because the transfer belt will provide a feeling of comfort for the patient/resident, it will give the caregiver control if the patient/resident starts to slip or fall. Most importantly, it will prevent injury to the student or patient/resident. Much of a caregiver’s work may include daily routines such as bathing, grooming, dressing, toileting, and feeding. In this role, there may be excessive bending and lifting, which are physically demanding, making a caregiver feel tired and putting a strain on the body over the years.

The instructor for the Health Careers program is Tasia Brand. Ms. Brand has been employed with KTC for a total of 10 years. She has been an instructor at the KTC Talihina campus for 5 years and was previously employed at the KTC Poteau campus for 5 years. She has an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing and will graduate in December of 2018 with her Bachelor’s degree. When asked, “Why she wanted to be an instructor at KTC Talihina,” she replied, “I want to instill passion for helping others in my students and to equip them with skills to be successful in life.” In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family.  

 If you would like more information about a student you know that would be interested in attending the Health Careers program at KTC Talihina, contact us at 918-567-2264.