A Day Of Another Exciting Summer Camp Essay

1142 Words Oct 2nd, 2015 5 Pages
It was my last day of another exciting summer camp season. I stood in the middle of the playground and scanned the room to ensure that all my campers were being safe and playing fair with one another. I began to relax my guard, feeling confident that all was well. At that same moment I heard a piercing outcry of my name. I quickly turned my shift in the direction of the scream and noticed a significant amount of blood running down one of my camper’s face. As I rushed towards her aid, she pleading with me saying, “Ms. Joan! Ms. Joan! Please do not let me die.” Although I was not certain about the magnitude of her injury, I was quick to assure her that everything was going to be fine. Using the first aid training we received at the beginning of the summer, my co-counselor and I were able to safely clean, sterilize, and bandage the camper’s contusion that was directly on her forehead. Although I was apprehensive at first, my natural desire to aid others, especially those under my care, and my educational experience as an Allied Health student enabled me to remain calm and effectively deliver the appropriate first aid treatment to my camper. Having the ability to intervene in situations that could otherwise become critical has driven me to seek a career in health services.
For as long as I can recall, I have had the desire to work in the health field. However, I wanted to commit to a profession that wasn’t just a career, but a way of life. My interest to gain more hands on…

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