On Friday October 28, 2016, Ted Andressen ,from the hit A&E show Nightwatch, came to visit Belle Chasse HOSA members. He spoke to members about his life and experience as an EMT-P in the city of New Orleans. He also raised awareness to mental health & NAMI and how they are working together to open new mental health clinics around the city for those in need.
On November 3, Thirteen Belle Chasse HOSA members were invited to LSU Health Science Center for an amazing day of learning! They were able to work hand & hand with the medical students and staff. They blew the teachers away with their medical knowledge in the simulation and specimen lab. It was an amazing day!
On October 27, 2016, Kenner Discovery HOSA was honored with a chance to talk to a medical professional through the virtual field trip system, Nepris. We talked to RN Sarah Walsh. She is a fairly new nurse who lives in Colorado now but is originally from New Hampshire. Since moving to Colorado, she has been doing Cardiac Care. Since our SCOPE (Science Career Opportunities and Partnership Experience) class had just finished learning about the Cardiovascular System, it was an ap
October 24 – 28, 2016. It is Red Ribbon Week at Kenner Discovery HOSA. This week was eventful. Our school had a week long awareness of drug abuse. We paid a dollar to join in on a week’s worth of activities. Monday, we dressed up as superheroes to represent us fighting against drugs. Tuesday, we did twin day because friends should support each other and not do drugs. Wednesday was pajama day because we all woke up drug free! Thursday was hat day- to say we put a “cap” on dru
During October, St. Paul’s HOSA Wolves decided to take on the task of raising money for the local Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. The Wolves sold cupcakes and cookies and 100% of the donations were given straight to Mary Bird Perkins as a part of their Geaux Pink program. The wolves raised over $100 and were very pleased with the willingness of students to donate to a good cause.
On October 14, 2016, Our Kenner Discovery HOSA Advisor ensured everyone was settled for our first virtual conference. She checked that we all looked proper and explained the guidelines of this meeting: we were touring a hospital in our classroom! Ochsner Hospital is piloting an outreach program with our class using Nepris! It’s similar to the popular face timing on phones, except it’s doctors, nurses, and freshmen. The medical professionals described their jobs and what they
On October 15, 2016, Belle Chasse HOSA partnered with NAMI New Orleans for their annual walk. It was an amazing day of service! Belle Chasse members really enjoyed it and were able to network with many health professionals! Belle Chasse HOSA is raising awareness for mental health one day at a time.
On September 30, 2016, during their SCOPE (Science Career Opportunities and Partnership Experience) class, Kenner Discovery HOSA members were given the opportunity to hear from one of their P.E. teachers. It might not sound big, but this coach is a caregiver of the famous Saint’s player, Steve Gleason. The coach talked about ALS and how it affects the body. He said people with ALS are aware of their surroundings, but can’t respond to it. He showed HOSA members this feeling by
On October 5, 2016, four Belle Chasse HOSA members were invited to attend the Plaquemines Parish Medical Panel. This panel included teachers, administrators, doctors, and other medical professionals. During the panel, HOSA members asked questions, gave student input, and were able to network with other medical professionals regarding their medical pathway curriculum for the 2017-2018 school year.
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