The 24th Annual Montross Father’s Day Camp was held this past weekend at the Dean E Smith Center. Former Tar Heel center and current Tar Heel Sports Network analyst Eric Montross hosts this camp every Father’s Day with proceeds benefiting UNC Children’s Hospital.
The camp was started as a way to honor Eric’s friend Jason Clark who battled cancer at NC Children’s. One thing Jason wanted was a way to make the hospital more child friendly. The camp has been very successful in that goal. The camp has supported a number of efforts within the Chilren’s Hospital. In recent years, the Montross campers and family have supported the UNC Children’s Simulation team with equipment utilized for many patient safety events throughout the Children’s Hospital.
The interprofessional UNCsim team, led by Dr Benny Joyner, joined the campers at check-in this year. Campers had a chance to experience techniques used to impact education and patient safety at skills stations set up around the court. They performed CPR and defibrillated (shocked) mannequins, performed endotracheal intubations (placed breathing tubes in the airway to support a child’s breathing), placed sutures on task trainers, used a vascular ultrasound to look at their neck veins, and immersed themselves in a serious game virtual environment to perform triage on patients after an earthquake(Zero Hour).
Following dinner, volunteer campers assisted the team with a demonstration of a high-fidelity simulation. Discussion after the demonstration centered on communication both on and off the court. Campers also reviewed the need to call for help in emergencies and the use of the court side AED unit for resuscitation.
Thank you Montross campers and family for your continued support of UNCsim!
Update: The UNC Children’s CARE e-Newsletter included a link to an article by Adam Lucas on GoHeels about Luke Maye’s interest in supporting the Annual Montross Father’s Day Camp.