CCHS General well being Science Part hosts White Coat Ceremony

By Hannah Curran, Editor

CLAY — The Clay-Chalkville Greater Faculty (CCHS) Well being and health Science Division hosted a White Coat Ceremony honoring 21 college students who handed their certification examination.

(From Left to Proper) Nicole Stoddard, Kelli Seremet, Farah Bridges, Amanda Daniel ({Photograph} courtesy of the CCHS Wellbeing Science Division)

The Well being and health Science Part teaches all packages which might be related to healthcare, and two of those programs, Affected particular person Remedy Technician and Pharmacy Technician, have considerably impacted 21 distinctive CCHS college students.

“What occurs is these upper-stage children that decide that this can be a little one thing that they wish to do vocation-clever, and so they undoubtedly have, that go get it perspective, they’ll contemplate the course, after which they’ll sit for the certification examination on the conclusion,” Well being and health Science Division coach Farah Bridges RN, BSN acknowledged. 

A number of different instructors, together with Bridges, assist educate the scholars within the Wellness Science Part: Nicole Stoddard RN, BSN Amanda Daniel RN, BSN and Kelli Seremet ATC. It’s a crew effort to organize the pupils for the assessments.

There’s a Well being and health Science System in all Jefferson County Schools, however CCHS is probably the most important software within the county.

“There’s 4 of us, and no different college has 4,” Bridges reported. “Our system is probably the most important now we have, and our programs are slam-packed annually.”

CCHS White Coat Ceremony (Image courtesy of the CCHS Well being Science Division)

The certification examinations are delivered to CCHS by the Nationwide Wellbeing care Affiliation, and Bridges acknowledged that each the Affected person Remedy Technician and Pharmacy Technician exams are “tremendous arduous.”

“They purchase the verify with a proctor, and in the event that they go, they get their certification,” Bridges acknowledged. “So if it’s pharmacy technician, they’ll start implementing for positions right simply after commencement at a pharmacy. If it’s a particular person care technician, they’ll start making use of for work at hospitals and clinics that use Affected particular person Remedy Professionals.”

Affected individual Care Specialists give palms-on therapy to the affected person. Bridges talked about they’re just like the nurse’s correct-hand man.

“They report back to the registered nurse, and so they do factors like shifting mattress linens, feeding victims, aiding victims set their clothes on, supporting them stroll, and occasionally finishing up a ton of the dirty perform,” Bridges claimed. “They do all the pieces. They verify necessary indications, fill consuming water pitchers, draw blood, and EKGs.”

Particular person Remedy Professionals must know rhythm identification on EKGs, which often means the curriculum must be simply as demanding because the examination. The identical applies to Pharmacy specialists, who must learn about completely different medicines. 

(Remaining to Correct) Cheyenne Johnson, Ayanah Scott, and Amani Dawkins. (Picture courtesy of the CCHS Nicely being Science Part)

“They must know the generic varieties and the rules,” Bridges reported. “So we had simply 1 course this 12 months for affected individual therapy and pharm tech. Normally, now we have a few affected particular person care technician courses happening. It simply depends on how fairly a couple of younger kids sign up.” 

This yr 21 learners from the 2022 senior class are accredited. Juniors can even get licensed, however it needs to be post-graduation. 

“Juniors cannot simply take their assessments for subsequent yr, something in any respect bigger than like 1 calendar yr to the day,” Bridges defined. “So these seniors that graduate following week, my juniors are utilizing their checks following commencement in order that they’re ‘seniors,’ after they get it, and so they actually ought to all do completely additionally.”

CCHS has under no circumstances held a ceremony equal to this within the earlier, and the school wanted to show extra appreciation to the pupils.

“We thought of why don’t we do a White Coat Ceremony, sort of like what they do for physicians and nurses and doctor’s assistants after they probably full or begin off their plan, they get their white coats, and it’s type of like a ceremony of passage,” Bridges acknowledged. “They get their white coats, it’s purchased their determine on it with their credential, and it is sort of a show of professionalism and training and studying and perception and speaks volumes about what they do and what they wish to do.”

CCHS White Coat Ceremony ({Photograph} courtesy of the CCHS Nicely being Science Division)

Bridges claimed the youngsters took pleasure of their White Coat Ceremony previous night time, and several other of the learners from the opposite Wellbeing Sciences courses most well-liked a white coat as very nicely. 

“I think about it could probably additionally function a motivational system additionally,” Bridges mentioned. “However we skilled it right here on the college, and we invited folks as we speak from the Jefferson County Board of Education, we invited our director, and we invited all of the mom and father, and by no means ever acquiring completed this forward of, we didn’t know what the turnout can be, however it was undoubtedly nice. The solutions now we have gotten was so beneficial, and the little ones and the mothers and dads have been so proud.”

(Nonetheless left to Correct) Nicholas Seay and Cesar Perez-Romo. ({Photograph} courtesy of the CCHS Well being and health Science Division)

Nearly each college pupil at CCHS has the choice to simply take the course. 

“They must take a foundational coaching course, however then off of that they’ve some off sheets, we practice foundations of general well being science is the initially foundational research course. Then off of that, they’ve the chance to simply take well being care terminology, sports activities actions medication, and emergency services, then they select particular person care technician, which is the category that does an individual of individuals certifications. They’ll do pharmacy tech, an extra one explicit of the certifications they’ll do a nicely being internship it’s meant so that you can be shadow.”

CCHS even have an “offshoot of wellbeing science, which is called Venture Information the Manner,” Bridges talked about they actually don’t credential in that program given that it’s sort of a mix of remedy and science collectively, however it’s lower than the “Profession Tech umbrella,” and it’s the Biomedical Science Academy.

Licensed Pharmacy Technicians:

Licensed Particular person Remedy Specialists:

  • Salma Bocanegra-Tomas, CPCT
  • Camberlan Brown, CPCT
  • De’Mia Burrell, CPCT
  • Estefani Corona, CPCT
  • Amani Moriyah Dawkins, CPCT
  • Jada Davis, CPCT
  • Kayla Gadson, CPCT
  • Lauren Holmes, CPCT
  • Cheyenne Johnson, CPCT
  • Dayana Juarez, CPCT
  • Michelle Martinez-Barrera, CPCT
  • Issac Martinez, CPCT
  • Cesar Perez-Romo, CPCT
  • Alexis Randolph, CPCT
  • Ayanah Scott, CPCT
  • Nicholas Seay, CPCT
  • Ah’Ykena Stanley, CPCT
  • Breanna Stoddard, CPCT
  • Laura Stringfellow, CPCT
  • Elizabeth Whitley, CPCT

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