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Project READY

 

Palmetto Health believes that since risk-taking is a natural part of adolescence, the youth need the opportunity to see the consequences of their choices. This is accomplished through Palmetto Health’s reality-based education program called Project READY (Realistic Education about Dying Young), which exposes adolescents from Richland, Lexington, and Fairfield counties to the Palmetto Health Richland Level I Trauma Center.

During a Project READY (5hr) session, participants will:

  • Talk with trauma surgeons and Emergency Room (ER) doctors
  • Touch and feel the real equipment used to treat injuries in the operating room
  • See inside a real ER, trauma bay, and morgue
  • Witness a pretend trauma patient scene in the ER
  • Interact with physical, occupational, and speech therapist and experience firsthand the daily challenges experienced by injured trauma patients.

Presenters in session may include the SC Department of Public Safety, SLED, or National Safety Council of SC (“Alive at 25” program). Some presentations will include graphic images of injured trauma patients which may be disturbing to teens.

Learn more about Project READY by watching this video.

**A light breakfast and lunch will be provided to registered participants.

**There will be adult supervision during session (parents may drop-off and pick-up child).

Registration

Interested in attending an upcoming session? Contact Palmetto Health’s CareCall at 803-296-CARE (2273) to register. You must register to participate.

Eligibility

• Resident within Richland, Lexington or Fairfield counties

• Must be ages 13-21

 

FY 2014-2015 Project READY Saturday Schedule

Date

Time

Location

September 27, 2014

8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Richland Hospital Auditorium

October 18, 2014

8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Richland Hospital Auditorium

January 31, 2015

8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Richland Hospital Auditorium

February 21, 2015

8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Richland Hospital Auditorium

April 25, 2015

8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Richland Hospital Auditorium

May 9, 2015

8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Richland Hospital Auditorium

 

For more information about Project READY, please contact:

Nichole Spivey at 434-6231 or nichole.spivey@palmettohealth.org

 

To watch a WLTX News segment on this program, click HERE.