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February is National Children's
Dental Health Month
CVAHEC Shadow Day
Three MMU students participated in the Champlain Valley Area Health Education Center's "Shadow Day"
on Friday, April 29, 2011.
Shadow Day is a one-day Health Careers Exploration Program for selected high school students in Vermont, 10th-12th grade.
The day included confidentiality, infection control and job shadow training and one 2.5 hour job shadow and presentations by various health care professionals from Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington.
Students got an up-close look at the health care field and learned about resources to develop and strengthen skills needed for pursuing one of the 300+ health care careers. Students submitted applications in March along with 2 recommendation from teachers who can speak to the students personal and academic promise. Neonatal intensive care, veterinary medicine, radiology and pathology were our MMU favorite fields this year.
Congratulations to Allison, Audrey and Jason for representing MMU with such enthusiasm and professionalism. Interested students are encourage to visit www.cvahec.org site to learn more about the many health care career programs they offer for high school students throughout the state.
We will next be looking to hear from Hannah, Rebekah, David and Abby, 4 selected MMU students who will be participating in the 14-day summer internship, MedQuest at area hospitals.
Over 250 students, grades 9-12 from the Health, Human Bio and Business classes attended presentations on "Health Care Careers" held throughout the day on April 6th in the KIVA . Thanks to the efforts of Ms. Elizabeth Zinno, the new representative from AHEC [Area Health Education Center], students listened to an interactive power point, then explored "tool bags" that held supplies used by various health professionals, from surgeons, physical therapist to laboratory scientist and pharmacists. AHEC sponsors the MedQuest summer internships, Shadow Days in April and fall Health Careers Conferences for all Vermont high school students. MMU students were highly represented this years in these competitive and popular programs.
CESU Concussion Guidelines
1. All CESU athletic trainers, directors, coaches, coaching assistants and nurses, shall have education regarding the recognition and consistent treatment of concussions. This annual certification will be through specific programs as identified by the CESU athletic directors and nursing personnel and shall include the Vermont Principals Association (VPA) or Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommended courses or tutorials.
2. All students who have concussion symptoms observed by a coach, referee or others following a blow to the head or body, shall be removed from play/activity immediately.
3. The student may not return to play/activity without being evaluated by a Health care provider or athletic trainer and receive written “return to play” clearance from the provider/trainer. We follow a progressive return to play guideline. *
4. The written clearance shall be placed in the student's confidential health file and recommendations will be communicated to coaches and teachers as needed.
5. Non-CESU sponsored sports teams and parents shall be encouraged to follow these guidelines including clearance notes to school health offices for monitoring of medical, academic and emotional symptoms and nursing collaboration with parents and teachers.
6. Care and attention will be given to the prevention of concussions including the wearing of proper safety gear. Student athletes will be educated about concussions on a regular basis.
* FAHC Concussion task force guidelines