Hello Health Science Educators!
This month seems to be flying by …between the busy CTE Month activities and general hustle and bustle of life; the month almost disappeared. Realizing I was missing out on some very important things …wishing Happy CTE month to all. You are all so amazing at what you do, you may not take time to realize how important you are in the life of your student scholars. You are not only their teacher; you are their role model, their mom, dad, sister, brother, and friend. You are so incredible and please take a few minutes to sit back and just look. Look at the excitement as your student scholars learn skill and apply academic. Look in their eyes and see their joy as their dreams of being a healthcare professional are coming true …through you! Your hard work and dedication builds the quality healthcare providers of tomorrow. Thank you for all that you do every day! This CTE month …we celebrate our success together as one family! Way to go!
February also brings awareness of the heart. While we think of the love during Valentine’s Day; however, I am thinking of awareness of Healthy Heart. To create activities for CTE month, we combined heart awareness as my student scholars have been holding blood pressure clinics, demonstrating CPR, and providing presentations about heart health. This is something that can be done once a month; even past February that builds recognition for Health Science programs while building a healthy school and community. Consider holding a blood pressure clinic at your school!
Please remember to keep healthy and recognize your heart risks. Don’t forget, women experience different symptoms than men when having a heart attack and this often goes unnoticed. Please keep that in mind when educating others about heart disease. I am sharing this link to a cute video that shows how women will ignore their symptoms. The YouTube video stars Elizabeth Banks as the mother and will have you laughing while bringing the education about a woman’s heart attack symptoms. Enjoy and share!
Please take care of yourself and remember:
Stay at a healthy weight.
Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke.
Control your cholesterol and blood pressure.
Drink alcohol only in moderation.
Please share these newsletters with your colleagues
We have Board Openings:
Member at Large – Adult Education
Member at Large – Post-Secondary
Member at Large – Health Science Education
Member at Large
Please feel free to email me with your CTE month activities, ideas, and success stories of your Health Science programs!
I hope to see you at ACTE National Policy Seminar in March as we advocate together as one CTE family!
Thank you for all you do!
With love, kindness, and gratitude,
Linda Romano, BSN, RN
ACTE Health Science Division, VP