• Jesse Heaton

    Jesse Heaton

    Graduate Student
    Heyworth, IL
    Doctor of Physical Therapy

    Jesse's Bio:
    I graduated in 2015 with a B.S. in Exercise Physiology and am now in the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program here at CSS. I played on the baseball team at CSS for four years. I was also a statistics tutor and currently work as personal care assistant in Duluth. I love the outdoors, hunting fishing, hiking, etc. While being at St. Scholastica I have noticed the “family” atmosphere and I am truly enjoying every second of it.

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  • Jesse Heaton

    Graduate Student
    Heyworth, IL
    Doctor of Physical Therapy

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

Classroom to the Real World

I am currently in a class called Cardio Pulmonary Rehabilitation, where we are learning all sorts of information from types of heart disease, to surgical procedures, medications, risk factors, stress tests, and much more. We’ve learned quite a bit about different kinds of Coronary Artery Disease and the types of procedures, both surgical and non-surgical, that doctors conduct to help fix many heart problems.

In particular, we’ve discussed the different types of warning signs for a heart attack (MI – myocardial infarction). We’ve been taught what kinds of procedures people need if certain arteries are blocked and need bypass (single, double, triple, quadruple bypass surgery). We’ve talked about the process of healing and the precautionary steps patients need to take in order to have the best results.

Yesterday, I was shadowing a physical therapist and I was able to observe an evaluation of a new patient. To my surprise, this patient just had a CABG (Coronary Artery Bypass Graft). The patient underwent a triple bypass surgery and was in phase I of their rehab. It was so neat because I understood all of the lingo used in the paperwork and could follow along with the evaluation, and I knew exactly what the sternal precautions were for a CABG rehab patient. It was also neat to experience a real patient explain things just as I had heard them in class. I’m also intrigued with wounds/scars and it was neat to see the scar down the center of the patient’s chest.

All in all it was a very neat experience and I’m very thankful for the education I’m receiving at CSS. It’s nice to see the material in the classroom come up in real life experiences.

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