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Two Extraordinary Health Sciences Academy successes have occurred recently that should be mentioned and celebrated within the Metropolitan Nashville Public School System. Both work collaboratively within the scope of the Project Based Learning model which is a framework that MNPS has been using for the last few years that promotes learning through extended, group collaborative that work toward end products that result in certifications.

Health Science Symposium

Each year the Health Sciences Academy celebrates student PBL finished products by holding a Health Science Symposium. This year the more than 45 student projects were on display, 5 partners exhibited and 10 clinics were held through the day.

Overton students through-out the day were able to participate in everything from rock climbing held outside to zumba classes held inside, while also observing demonstrations for CPR, and student Capstone projects.

Health Science Symposium 2016

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Health Science Symposium 2016

Coordinator for this year’s Symposium, Dr. Emily Workman stated , “I thought the Health Care Symposium was a great success. many of our seniors were able to present their Senior Capstone products to large numbers of the JOHS student body. I was very proud of the quality of these projects, and of the day itself. I can’t wait for next year.”

Students who take the Health Care Academy seriously also, in addition to their Capstone Projects, usually participate in the assessments that lead to certifications.

The first round of certification results are in!

Health Science Certifications

The Health Science Academy offers two certifications to seniors who want to succeed in the health care field. Pharmaceutical and EKG exams where given to those who took the required class. Students have been preparing all year with their teachers, along with Lipscomb pharmacy students and professors. The students who pass this certification will be able to find jobs where they can perform the skills that they have learned this pass year, and experience the environment of working in the health care field.

Pharmacy students at Overton collaborated with students from Lipscomb. They helped them translate prescription note, learn the convergence, abbreviations, and the brand and generic names of drugs.

An electrocardiogram or EKG is a machine that checks the electrical activity of the heart similar to the Richter scale that measures earthquakes. Students learn the functions of the heart along with the proper way to place the electro pads on the person’s chest.

 

Pharmacy Technician Certification (CPhT) NHA 

Allison Kruger

As a pharmacy technician, Allison is certified now to perform some or all of the following tasks:

  • Receive prescription requests from patients and doctors’ offices
  • Accurately measure medication amounts
  • Package and label prescriptions
  • Establish and maintain patient records
  • Accept payment for prescriptions and process insurance claims
  • Manage inventory

Pharmacy Technicians are sought-after professionals in pharmacies located in hospitals, drug stores, doctors’ offices and grocery stores. With a CPhT certification from NHA, you’ll have the credentials you need to invest in your future and prepare for a rewarding career as a Pharmacy Technician.

Certified EKG Technician (CET)

Arlette Alcala

Tylesha Campbell

Jeana Johnson

Jajuan Jones

Chimsom Molokwu

These students are now certified to perform:

  • Set up and administer EKGs (electrocardiograms) and stress tests
  • Prepare patients for Holter or ambulatory monitoring
  • Edit and deliver final test results to physicians for analysis
  • Schedule appointments
  • Transcribe physicians’ interpretations

 

EKG rhythms provide important data for the diagnosis of heart conditions. As a Certified EKG Technician (CET), you’ll have the credentials nearly all healthcare employers require to perform the critical tasks of administering EKGs, as well as Holter monitoring and stress testing. These tests can be performed during physical exams, when cardiovascular problems are suspected, or in preparation for surgery.

By administering EKGs — testing the electrical activity of the heart through small electrode patches attached to the body — you’ll be making a life-changing difference by helping people of all ages prevent and treat heart disease.

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