MEDICAL STAFF Camp War Eagle

MEDICAL STAFF

The amazing Camp War Eagle medical staff is an integral part of each session. Teams of physicians and registered nurses serve in our onsite health center for one or two weeks of the summer to provide our campers and staff with onsite medical attention as needed. From distributing medications to administering first aid, our onsite medical team is responsible for ensuring the health of campers and staff. This is an opportunity to touch the lives of the children of northwest Arkansas! In exchange for service, medical staff members receive benefits such as tuition credit for their own children to attend camp, comfortable lodging, meals in the chow hall, and opportunities to participate in camper activities.

Requirements for Camp War Eagle Medical Staff:
Physicians:

  • Current medical license
  • Current CPR and ACLS certification

Registered Nurses:

  • Current Arkansas or reciprocal state nursing license
  • Current CPR certification

Camp War Eagle Physicians' responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Review all medical protocols prior to arrival
  • Examine and treat staff and campers per medical protocols provided
  • Exam and treat campers and staff on a daily basis for any emergences such as but not limited to: lacerations, sprains, fractures, fever, asthma, allergic reactions, head injuries or seizures
  • Responding to emergencies and providing treatment per current ACLS and PALS guidelines.
  • Documentation of all patient treatments, procedures, etc. in the camp based computer system.
  • Implementation of Universal Precautions

Camp War Eagle Nurses' responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Review all medical protocols prior to arrival
  • Providing 24/7 care for campers and staff per Camp War Eagle medical protocols.
  • Screening campers for communicable diseases on arrival
  • Updating any changes on the campers' health forms per parents or guardians
  • Receiving medications, understanding routines and storing properly by name and cabin number
  • Administration and documentation of prescription and over the counter medications and treatments to campers.
  • Identification, treatment and documentation of routine health needs in a triage setting.
  • Implementation of health care plan
  • Promotion of preventative measures
  • Responding to emergencies and providing treatment per current PALS and ACLS guidelines.
  • Transporting of campers to outside medical facilities if appropriate
  • Staying with a camper in the hospital setting
  • Attending special nighttime events and giving minor first aid
  • Supervising and caring for in-patients in the health center. Rotating call with other staff for hours of 2300-0800.
  • Preparation of all prescription and over the counter medications for redistribution to the campers at the end of the session
  • Implementation of Universal Precautions
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