The program attracts people from all over, including Vietnam, India and across the United States, said Dr. Ernest Talarico, and they come from different backgrounds. Chase Lowden studies business, but this is his third year participating. Jonathan Harris and Matthew Levin, both 17 and students at Munster High School, are two of the youngest participants this year. Through the month of July, the participants prepare the body donors for the incoming gross anatomy class in the fall at the university, Talarico said. What sets IUN apart from other prosection programs is that the participants and medical students learn the background and identities of their patients, said Talarico, even meeting the donors' families at a memorial service at the end of the month. Talarico, who runs the program, stresses respect, dignity and empathy http://greatnursingjobs.blogspot.com to the participants as they learn about their patients. On Friday, IUN students taught the prosectors how to use the X-ray and ultrasound machines. The groups performing X-rays shuffled in and out of the rooms with their patients, closing the door each time with an "X-ray in use" light illuminated overhead. In a darkened room with the shades drawn, participants gathered around a computer screen as an ultrasound student showed them how to adjust the equipment to examine a donor's thyroid.
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