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Ms Bryant

Email: 
mbryant@amherst.k12.va.us
Phone: 
434-946-2898 ext. 30146
Classes Taught: 
Health Assisting 1&2, 5&6, Introduction Medical Sciences 4 &7

Health Occupations classes are in 146 B with a skills lab in 146A. Students are going to Fairmont

clinicals on Tues, Wed and Fridays.  

Interim report cards sent home today all Health Occupations classes.  

You are welcome to call or email me if concerns or questions.

We are making up a missed clinical day on Monday, Nov. 20.

Students are completing projects due the week after Thanksgiving.

ACHS will sponsor a Red Cross Bloodmobile on Friday, Dec. 8.   16 year olds will need parental consent.

Nursing students will recruit donors after Thanksgiving during lunches.

 

Intro students are learning about Mental Health Disorders.  We started a movie about substance abuse.

Health Occupations 9 weeks test is Friday, Dec. 15.  Please encourage studying in advance.

Remediation blocks return on Wed. Nov. 1.

Club Pictures were Thurs. Nov. 16.

Students will review Mental Health disorders in November and present projects in class for group learning.

Intro Presentations are Nov. 28.  Nurse Aide presentations are Nov. 30.

Students may research, format and print at school or in the library.

 

Remind students to wear clinical clothes on Tues, Wed and Fridays including a watch.

The libraryhonored a dog tag project for Veteran's Day.  We watched Taking Chance, based on a true story.

 All nursing students are doing a great job at clinicals,  feeding, bathing, making beds, vital signs and other helpful tasks.

They are already forming positive relationships with the individuals at Fairmont.

Students will do clip art and holiday cards for Fairmont.

There is an opportunity to bring in canned food for Thanksgiving baskets this week by Nov. 17.

 

 

 

Students projects about  Mental Health disorders are due November 28. May need flash drive or poster boards.

Nurse Aide students End of life projects with different religions are due November 30.

Students make remediation flash cards for quiz items missed for study before the 9 weeks test Dec. 15.

Flu shot proofs-Thanks.  All completed.

Reminder, TSchools are closed for Thanksgiving beginning Wed, Nov. 22.

 

CVCC  tour was Oct. 24.  Seniors are encouraged to apply for scholarships before spring.

CVCC may require pre-entrance testing in Math and English.  

Thanks to Mrs. Liggon for being a guest speaker about radiology Associate degrees and clinical

experiences at  Lynchburg General.  Real life stories with x-ray images generated enthusiasm for learning.

 College applications: research application requirements such as GPA,  recommendations and deadlines.

Financial Aide forms begin in October.  Seniors received Jostens cap and gown order forms in Sept.

Please review packets for ordering information.

Reminder, clinicals are Tues, Wed and Fridays.   Please encourage attendance.  Each student must

complete 40 hours of direct care in order to receive a certificate and be eligible to take the state test.

Save the Date for  Nurse Aide Ceremony, Tuesday,  May 8 at 7 pm in the ACHS Auditorium.

Students wear dress clothes within the ACHS guidelines, need to arrive at 6:30 pm.

.  Red Cross Red Cords- Students must donate 3 times or recruit 5 donors.  Students also volunteer

8 hours.  Red Cross Cords will be presented at the nurse aide ceremony in May and worn at 

Graduation.  The next Red Cross Bloodmobile is Friday, Dec. 8 beginning at 8:30am-2:30pm.

Senior Dues of $30. 00 cover senior breakfasts.  The first was held Sept. 21. with

discussion of cap and gown graduation orders.   Mrs. Ann Reed is the Senior facultyl sponsor.

 

Plan ahead to the December 8 bloodmobile.  16 year olds must have written parental consent.

Family can donate.   Signing in as a visitor is required.

 

Students have made Thankful  for bulletin boards and  are making  clip art for residents at Fairmont.

Intro students did career  project presentations on Sept. 29 and Oct 2. 

 Students  who have cleared clinical and background check screenings go to Fairmont 3 days per week.

Nurse Aide Hoodies were ordered last week. i

 

Clinical days will be Tues, Wed and Friday.  Please schedule non-emergency appointments for

Mondays or Thursdays.

 

Nursing  students  need a watch with a second hand for vital signs practice and for each clinical day. 

Please contact me for questions or concerns.  

Martha Bryant at ACHS   434-946-2898 ext. 30146

mbryant@amherst.k12.va.us

 

REminder to keep nails short with no artificial nails per Centra and Centers for Disease Control standards.

 

Centra requires all students to clear health and background checks prior to clinical.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To  Incoming Nurse Aides students,  reminder to get your PPD TB skin tests,  background checks

and immunization records updated  as soon as possible.  Centra must approve health status prior to clinical.  

Two sets of  maroon scrubs are recommended,  a watch with a second hand,  clinical shoes and

black ink pens are important for clinical.  Happy Shopping!

Congratulations  Graduates!  We wish you success.  Please celebrate safely.

NA students are doing practice tests on pearsonvue.com.   U-Tube video clips for skills.

Study the Green and White booklets for skills steps and essential sequencing.

Skills tests include 5 skills within 25 minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 All students continue to use Thinking Maps with content to reinforce learning such as classification,

sequencing, comparing and contrasting.  

 

See course syllabus, pacing guide and project guidelines.

Students are doing Thinking Maps, 1 per week on Fridays.   We have used clasification and sequencing maps.

 

Attendance is very important!   

 

 Nurse Aide applicants:  must have good grades, behavior and attendance  Please contact me for questions or concerns.  Students must have testing grades at B/80% or above. 

Introduction to Health and Medical Sciences must be completed prior to the clinical course. 

Background checks and health screenings need to be completed  as soon as possible.

 

Please remind students to review study guides prior to each quiz and test.

See attachments for Syllabus, Pacing, Projects and study guides.

Rubrics of Project  at least 1 month in advance.

Parent contacts for late work, low quiz grades and /or displinary issues as needed.

 

Students not wearing appropriate clothing or shoes will be sent to ISD for that period.

Fairmont Crossing clinical days are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Fairmont's phone is 946-2850.

Students must be on time to ride the bus to clinical.  No car drivers.  Late arrivals will go to ISD.

   Students make remediation flash cards for  previous quiz questions missed.  Encourage studying.

 

 

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Reminder, no clinical if school is closed or 2 hours late.

Clinical make-up may include Thursdays meaning 4 days per week.  No clinical if flu restrictions in winter.

 

 

 Appointments for Blodmobile will be after Thanksgiving. 16 year olds must have parental consent form signed prior to making an apppointment.

Give the gift of life and earn a Red Cord for graduation.

 

 

 

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