On October 4, 2018, Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) 2013 Allied Health Technology/Lower Moreland High School alum, Isabella Andre, provided a presentation on Nursing and the many ways in which it relates to the criminal justice field to EASTERN’s Protective Services students.
Andre is a registered nurse working in the geriatric healthcare sector. She shared her experiences in different hospital settings and her interactions with law enforcement. She informed the students of the many ways that nursing and the criminal justice system intersect. She noted that nurses can act as expert witnesses, treat victims of violence, and work in violence prevention, prisons or other correctional facilities.
Several current Protective Services students are interested in becoming Emergency Medical Technicians. Andre explained the similarities in reports given by nursing staff during a shift change and the reports given to nurses from EMT staff when bringing an individual into the Emergency Room.
“I appreciate Ms. Andre taking the time out of her busy schedule to speak with my students – both as a healthcare professional and as an EASTERN alum,” said Mark Zaslavsky, EASTERN’s Protective Services Instructor. “It is important for my students to understand the career opportunities available to them in criminal justice and emergency medicine. It is equally important for them to understand the roles medical professionals play in their future careers.”
Protective Services at EASTERN is a multi-disciplined program developed in consultation with a countywide advisory committee of law enforcement, fire science, security professionals and post-secondary institutions. Curriculum includes foundations in firefighting, security, emergency medicine and corrections. Detailed instruction is provided on leadership, criminal, motor vehicle crash and fire investigation, first responders, security systems, terrorism, firefighting, hazardous materials and emergency communications. For more information on Protective Services, please visit https://www.eastech.org/eastern-programs/prt/.