2020 Spring Schedule......1st block ...Planning Period
2nd block....Intro to Health Occupations
3rd block....Intro to Health Occupations
(Jan. 8th-10th (2020).....Welcome back to school. Hope you had a great Christmas break. In short week, we will cover alot of information and most of it is commom sence if you want to be successful. If you forgot and need something, be sure to flag me down. We will get to know each other and figure out what we need to do to make the very best grade possible. I expect and believe you can be just as good as the great classes I had in the past. It's my goal to be the best teacher and make this class the best you ever had. We will learn alot while making school fun. I'm looking forward to showing you some really interesting information and meet some real cool people from the medical world. This week we will start Chapter 1 which is all about the EMS (Emergency Medical System). Be sure to continue looking at your Alma Mata sheet.
(Jan. 13th-17th)....WOW..."life is great, I have 3 great classes this spring. Really enjoyed meeting each you. As promised, I will try really hard to make this class interesting, educational, and fun but I will need your help. Come prepared, be respectiful, and take on the responsibility to be the best you can be. If we all do this, we will really enjoy this class. This week we will start Chapter 1 and 2. Its all about the EMS and the personnel, their work, etc. Its a great foundation on what we will be learning.
(Jan. 20th-24th)...Hope you enjoyed your 3 day weekend. This week we will start Chapter 3 which is all about the wellness and safet of the EMR. We will discuss removal of rubber gloves which you should be wearing all the time when working with ALL patients, ways poisons and germs enter the body, various contagious diseases, and much more interesting ways to stay healthy. This week you will learn how to remove used gloves. So as you can see, it will be another great week in room 501.
(Jan. 27th-31st) You see how fast this semester is moving, we are in last week of January. So lets work hard everyday, before you know it, we will be taking the final. This week we will start Chapter 4 which is all about the physcial body. We will be speaking about bones, muscles, the various systems and many other items that can be affected by sickness and trauma. Also on Friday we will learn a ton about Organ Donation from LOPA (Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency).
(Feb. 3rd-7th) Last week was great with the beginning of Chapter 4 and the info we received from LOPA. This week. Also Wednesday is the Hearing/Eye Exam day and the Interims coming real soon. This week we will continue Chapter 4. We will learn a little about each system in the body. 2B students, stay good, our Lady of the Lake Hospital trip is coming up soon.
(Feb. 10th-14th) Interims out, YOU HAPPY...if not, lets work harder. Before you know it we will be half way.
This Thursday we will learn about 911 phone calls from the director of 911 services. Also we will start Chapter 6 which is about lifting, moving and positioning of patients. 2b will be receiving their LOL permission slips.
(Feb. 17th-21st) Big week before the Mardi Gras Holidays. This week will start Chapter 9 (Principles of Airway Management and Ventilation). We will be introducing the steps of CPR and Heimlich manuever.
On Wednesday, you guys will take a tour of your new school, its really nice. You are very fortunate to have such a nice safe school to attend, take advantage of all the opportunities waiting for you there. Friday, those in 2b who have done enough in class will be taking their field trip to Our Lady of the Lake Hospital Trauma department.
(Feb. 24th-28th) Hope you enjoyed your Mardi Gras Holidays. This will be a short week but a powerful one. Wednesday, we will learn from a Louisiana Wildlife Agent and Thursday we have the roller over machine with the State Police. Both will be speaking on safety and their part in the EMS world. On Friday, 3b will make their trip to the Lady of the Lake Trauma Department while 4b receive their forms.
While I'm away on Friday, you will watch a video on CPR and the Heimlich Manuvere. Next week we will be executing those life saving techniques.
(Mar. 2nd-6th) This week 4b (Friday) will be taking their field trip to Our Lady of the Lake Hospital. We will also be starting our learning, practicing, and certifications of CPR/AED/Heimlich Manuvere techniques. So its going to be a very important week.
(Mar. 9th-13th) Here we go......CPR certifications. THIS WEEK YOU WILL PROVE (INDIVIDUALLY) TO ME YOU CAN PERFORM CPR. WE WILL BE EXECUTING HANDS FREE CPR AND PLACING AN AED ON THE MANICANS. Also on thursday, we just received word that Lady Of the Lady will bring their new program to my class, STOP THE BLEEDING. I am excited for this because I have never seen this.
(Mar. 16) TO ALL MY STUDENTS AND PARENTS....I AM PUTTING THIS MESSAGE TOGETHER AS WE START THIS PERIOD OF NO SCHOOL DUE TO THE VIRUS. MY SUPERVISORS WILL BE MEETING TOMORROW (17TH) FOR A MEETING TO DETERMINE BEST WAY OF GETTING CLASSROOM INFO OUT TO YOU. THIS WEBSITE WILL BE THE PLACE TO GET INFORMATION FOR THIS CLASS OR EMAIL ME FOR ANY OTHER QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT HAVE. I REALIZE THAT THE BOOKS STAY IN CLASS and I WILL MAKE SURE YOU GET COPIES OF THE CHAPTERS AND OTHER WORK TO YOU. I can tell we will start with Chapter 12 "Obtaining a Medical History and Vital Signs". WHEN THE TEACHERS FIND OUT THE GAME PLAN, YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED. I DO ASK, PLEASE KEEP EACH PACKET TOGETHER SO IT WILL BE EASY ON ME GIVING YOU THE CREDIT YOU DESERVE IN DOING THE WORK.
TILL THEN.....THIS IS THE TIME TO STEP UP TO THE PLATE AND BE THAT YOUNG PERSON THAT MOM/DAD/GRAND PARENT WANTS YOU TO BE. SHOW THAT YOU CAN BE TRUSTED AND RELIED ON. PLENTY OF THE INFORMATION FROM THE BOOK, VIDEOS, FIELD TRIPS, AND GUEST SPEAKERS JUST MIGHT COME IN HANDY. WE WILL KEEP IN TOUCH.
(MAR. 18TH) GOOD MORNING TO MY GOOD STUDENTS. BY KNOW YOU PROBABLY KNOW WHERE YOU CAN FIND OUR CLASSWORK. TAKE YOUR TIME ON IT, JUST DO A LITTLE EVERYDAY. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO EMAIL YOU. I HOPE TO ANSWER BACK IN THE MORNING OR EVENINGS.
(MAR. 19TH) IN THE BEGINNING OF OUR CLASS AND BOOK, THERE WAS A CHAPTER STRESSING THE IMPORTANCE OF THE FIRST RESPONDER TAKING CARE OF THEIR HEALTH. WHAT GOOD IS A FRIST RESPONDER WHO IS SICK OR HURT? WHILE WE ARE SPENDING A GOOD AMOUNT OF TIME IN DOORS, LETS NOT FORGET TO EAT HEALTHY, GRAB A LITTLE SUNSHINE OUTSIDE, BUT REMEMBER--DON'T STAND CLOSE TO OTHERS. LASTLY AND REALLY IMPORTANT, DO A LITTLE EXERCISING. THESE FEW SUGGESTIONS ARE VERY IMPORTANT TO MAINTAIN AND STRENGTHEN OUR IMMUNE SYSTEM. NOW THAT YOU HAVE EXECUTED THESE SUGGESTIONS, GO DO A LITTLE HOMEWORK. HOW ABOUT A GOOD OLE T.O.D............"TOUGH TIMES DON'T LAST LONG BUT TOUGH PEOPLE DO'
(MAR. 20TH) HI, HOPE EVERYONE IS OK AND DOING WHAT YOU SUPPOSE TO BE DOING. SAW SEVERAL PEOPLE IN STORES WEARING GLOVES. IF YOU HAVE A FRIEND OR LOVE ONE WEARING GLOVES, IT WOULD BE A GREAT TIME TO SHOW THEM HOW TO REMOVE THEM. YOU KNOW, IF YOU REMOVE THEM INCORRECTLY, WELL WHAT WAS THE USE OF THE GLOVES. SO YOU SEE, OUR CLASS INFORMATION IS COMING IN HANDY. BY NOW YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN DIGGING INTO CHAPTER 12, THIS CHAPTER IS ABOUT OBTAINING MEDICAL INFORMATION ON THE PATIENT WHO IS SICK OR INJURIED. IF YOU LISTEN TO THE NEWS, THEY ASKING PEOPLE WHO HAVE A FEVER AND A COUGH TO JUST STAY HOME UNLESS THEY HAVE A HISTORY OF SOMETHING THAT IS SEVERE. THIS IS TO AVOID A PERSON GOING TO HOSPITAL TO BE TESTED NEGATIVE AND NOW THEY BEEN AROUND THOSE WHO ARE REALLY SICK. SO WHILE AT HOME, YOU MAY NEED TO GET INFORMATION LIKE DO THEY A FEVER, ETC BEFORE HEADING OFF TO BE TESED.
ABOUT STAYING HOME....LETS USE ONE OF OUR PAST T.O.D.'S 'SOMEONE KNOWS SOMEONE WHO KNOWS SOMEONE WHO KNOWS SOMEONE....." LESSON TO BE LEARNED....ONE PERSON COULD COUGH/SNEEZE ON ANOTHER, AND NOW THAT PERSON IS AROUND YOU. KEEP A GOOD 6 FEET AWAY.
CHAPTER 12 STRESSES THAT GAINING TRUST FROM THE PATIENT AND MAKING THEM REALIZE THAT THE INFO YOU ARE SEEKING IS IMPORTANT. THIS INFO WILL IMPROVE THE CARE YOU WILL/CAN OFFER. IN YOUR QUESIONS, YOU ARE LOOKING FOR THE CHIEF COMPLAINT WHICH IS THE MAIN REASON THEY ARE LOOKING FOR ASSISTANCE.
YOUR QUESTIONS WILL BE IN THE FORM OF S.A.M.P.L.E.....S-what signs or symptoms do you see, feel, hear, or what they tell you........A. allergies (they will know if they are, what, but if patient is a little one, speak with a family member....M-are they taking any meds (which could help or even hurt the situation)...P-past medical history (is this something new or reoccuring)...L-last oral intake...E-what were you doing when they got sick or hurt. SAMPLE IS A GREAT WAY TO GET TO THE ROOT OF THE SITUATION. FIRST COUSIN TO S.A.M.P.L.E. IS O.P.Q.R.S.T.....ONLY DIFFERENCE IN THIS YOU WILL FIND OUT THE QUALITY OF THE BAD FEELING, SEVERITY (ON A SCALE OF 1-10, 10 BEING WORST, WHERE THEY ARE AND REALLY IMPORTANTLY.....TIME. WHEN DID IT START. IN THE NEWS YOU ARE HEARING ALOT ABOUT TIME........HOW LONG PEOPLE HAD THE VIRUS AND NOW THEY FEELING BETTER, HOW LONG VIRUS CAN LIVE ON CERTAIN SURFACES, LENGTH OF A PERSONS QUARANTINE.
LATER IN CHAPTER THEY SPEAK OF VITAL SIGNS......ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT ONES IS...FEVER. FEVER IS A GREAT INDICATOR THAT SOMETHING IS NOT QUITE RIGHT INSIDE THE BODY.....THE NORMAL CORE BODY TEMPERATURE IS 9799. BABIES AND CHILDRN HAVE A LITTLE HIGHER RANGE.
IT WAS GREAT CHATTING WITH YOU A LITTLE ON CHAPTER 12. IF THERE IS A QUESTION AT THE END OF YOUR PACKET, FEEL FREE TO USE THE BOOK AND LOOK UP THE ANSWER. TAKE CARE AND HAVE A SMART WEEKEND.
(MAR. 23RD)...GOOD MORNING, HOPE YOU HAD A SAFE (6FT) FROM OTHERS AND PRODUCTIVE WEEKEND. T.O.D. FOR TODAY IS "DON'T WORRY ABOUT WHAT YOU DON'T HAVE, BE HAPPY WHAT YOU STILL HAVE"
THIS WEEK WE WILL TAKE A LOOK AT CHAPTER 13 (PRINCIPLES OF PATIENT ASSESSMENT). THIS MIGHT BE THE MOST IMPORTANT SKILL THAT YOU WILL WILL AND HAVE TO MASTER IN THE WORLD OF MEDICENE. WHAT GOOD IS YOUR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND YOUR MEDICAL EQUIPMENT IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT WHATS WRONG? IS IT SOMETHING THAT WILL GO AWAY ON ITS OWN OR DO THEY NEED ADVANCE MEDICAL CARE. GAINING THIS INFORMAION WILL HELP YOU MAKE THAT DECISION. AS ALWAYS, SCENE SAFETY IS YOUR FIRST CONCERN. THERE ARE 2 KINDS OF PATIENTS, TRAUMA (ONE WHO IS HURT) AND MEDICAL (ONE WHO IS SICK). IF YOU WATCHING THE NEWS, THEY SPEAKING ALOT ABOUT MEDICAL PATIENTS. FORMING A GENERAL IMPRESSION (YOUR FIRST IMPRESSION OF THE PATIENTS OVERALL CONDITION) WHEN YOU FIRST MEET THE PATIENT. REMEMBER ALWAYS LOOK FOR THEIR A.B.C. (Airway, Breathing, Circulation). WHEN IT COMES TO CLASSIFYING THE PATIENTS MENTAL STATUS......USE A.V.P.U. (airway, verbal, pain, unresponsive.) WHEN IT COMES TO VERBAL, IT DOESN'T ALWAYS MEAN SPEAKING, I COULD BE A MOAN OR GROAN.
AND FOR USE NON MEDICAL PEOPLE WHO NEED ASISTANCE...............................................USE THE GOOD OLE NUMBER 911, ANSWER THEIR QUESTIONS AND STAY ON PHONE TILL THEY SAY TO HANG UP.
YOU TAKE CARE, DO A LITTLE READING AND ALOT AROUND THE HOUSE FOR MOM/DAD/GRAND PARENT.
(MAR. 27TH) NOTICE FROM LPPS......THERE IS A LPPS ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR PARENTS WHEN IT COMES TO MEALS......REGISTRATION STARTS TODAY AND ENDS MIDNIGHT MARCH 30TH.....IT INCLUDES 10BK/10LUNCH EVERY OTHER WEEK.....ONCE ENROLLMENT PERIOD ENDS--NO STUDENTS CAN BE ADDED......IF INTERESTED IN THIS PROGRAM GO TO LPPS WEBSITE.
Aug. 19th-23rd...Hope you had a great weekend. This week we will jump into Chapter 3 which is all about the Wellness and Safety of the EMS workers. In this chapter, we will learn to remove medical gloves, lots of fun. Last week some of you did well on the first exam and some didn't. This subject is one you have to keep up or the others will be tough on you. Its a building block and you must create a strong foundation. This Friday we will have a State Trooper speak on powerful the seat belt is in a crash. So lets get after it.
Aug.26th-30th...Last week was great. We learned alot from Chapters 2-3 and it showed on the test. If you did not like the grade you received, then READ THOSE NOTES EVERY NIGHT cause its only get harder. This week we will jump in Chapter 4, its all about how the body is designed and terms associated with it. Remember, not everyone goes on the great Lady of the Lake Hospital field trip, YOUR GRADE is huge part of getting on the bus.
SEPT 3RD-6TH...Hope everyone had a great 3 day weekend. This week we will start chapter 6 (Principles of Lifting, Moving, and positoning of patients). We will have a chance to assist others pretending to be hurt. We will learn that we never move a patient unless they/you are in immediate danger or to move them closer to one who is worst off so you can attend to them. This is a short chapter but a good one.
First interims are around the corner, will you be happy or be saying "I could have tried harder". Its all up to you.
SEPT 9TH-13TH...Well that was a fund weekend, hope yours was too. WOW, we had alot of great grades last week. This week we will start Chapter 9 "Principles of Airway Management and Ventilation". We gonna learn how we breathe, why we breathe, and what do do if someone near us or even ourselvs start to have breathing issues. We gonna learn what are the signs of abnormal and normal breathing. We even gonna learn how to do the Heimlich Manueuver. So hang on cause its gonna be another great week in Room 501.
SEPT. 15TH-20TH...This week we will close out chapter 9 and start an introduction to CPR. This is very important information and WILL come in handy in an emergency.
SEPT. 23RD-27TH.....Big and important last week. This week we will continue with Principles of Resusciation. MONDAY is no school and we will have speakers on Wednesday (Acadian Paramedics) and on Friday we will hear about organ donations from L.O.P.A. (Louisiana Organ Procrument Agency. So its gonna be a real interesting week in Room 501, so be here and lets get ready to assist others in need.
Remember, there are 3 groups of people on earth, Family - Friends- and Strangers. Which 2 do you hang around with? So if you have an emergency, it could be someone you really care about.
SEPT. 30TH-OCT. 4TH..Last week was awesome. We learned alot about LOPA, we did a great job with CPR, but what I was most impressed was your matureity in front of our guest and the approach you took with the CPR infomation. This week will also be special. We will continue with CPR, Heimlich manuvere, and start chapter 12 (Obtaining a Medical History and Vital Signs). Many grades have gone up and we should not get satisified yet. We are half way in the semester, lets finish strong. 1st block is getting close to their great field trip to Our Lady of the Lake Trauma dept.
OCT. 7TH-11TH...We will continue with CPR certifications, so be ready. We will start Chapter 13. Also on Wednesday, we will be visited by the Livingston Parish 911 Dispatch Director. Also 2nd block students will find out who earned the Lady of the Lake Trauma Dept field trip. And NO SCHOOL on Friday....Fair Holidays.
Oct. 14th-18th... Last week was great, we completed CPR, learned alot from the 911 Dispatch Director, and had a day off (ha). This week the deserving 2nd block students will take their trip to Our Lady of the Lake Trauma Dept. You will have a sub and I WILL EXPECT you to behave as if I am in the class, if not, you will deal with the consequences. We will also start one of my favorite chapters "Caring for Commom Medical Emergencies. We are half way into the semester, many are doing great and we have a few that better up your game, or you will be with this years 8th graders while you friends go to the high school.
Oct. 21st-25th...This week we will jump all over Chapter 16 and learn from Paramedics. Accompanying her is one of my former students to tell you about the great Explorer Program Acadian Ambulance provides. Also this week 3rd block students will learn who earned the Lady of the Lake Trauma field trip. Some grades are creeping up, keep up the great work.
Oct. 28th-Nov. 1st...New chapter, 17 is about Environmental Issues. Mother Nature can be tough with the cold and the heat. Those 2 elements can lead to heat stroke, heat exhaustion, frost bite, hypothermia, etc. so we must be ready to deal with these issues. So to add to the excitment, we will have a Louisiana Wildlife Agent speak to us about the dangers out there. Friday, 3rd block goes on their field trip.
Nov. 4th-8th...Boy time is flying, lets keep working hard. This week the 4th block class will take their field trip to OLOL trauma dept. Yes there will be a sub and also one on Thursday. Please say little prayer for our family as my wife has her operation. AND please be good to the subs. But this week we will start Chapter 18, Caring for Soft-Tissue Injuries and Bleeding. I really like teaching this chapter because it really covers alot of thing we may encounter in our everyday lives.
Nov. 11th-15th...WOW, what a great series of field trips to Our Lady of the Lake visits this fall. THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE WHO ATTENDED AND ACTED VERY MATURELY. This week we will start Chapter 19 "Recognition and Care of Shock". Also this week (Wednesday) we will be visited by a Louisiana State Trooper and the Roll Over Machine. 2 more weeks till Thanksgiving, week off, then we in the home stretch to the end of the semester. SHOW me you trying, you may need a little little push over a grade line, and I am more then happy to AWARD those who are TRYING HARD!!!!
Nov. 18th-22nd...Ok, here we are one week away from the Thanksgiving Holidays. I am continuing to look for those who are trying real hard just in case you are close to another grade. This week we will continue chapter 19 and listen/learn from District 4 Fire fighters on Friday. We have a total of 4 weeks of school left.
Dec. 2nd-6th... Welcome back. Hope you'll had a great holiday. Now we are in the final lap of this academic run we been on. We have 3 weeks worth of work, studying, final review, and the final. Lets continue the good behavior and hard work, lets finish strong. Let's all continue toward the best grade you can make.
Dec. 9th-13th...Here we goooooo.....time for review week. We will talk, discuss, relearn everything we did this semester. If you are here everyday this week, you should do real well on your final in Introduction of Health Occupation.
Dec. 16h-20th...FINALS FINALS are here!!!! Monday we will do a good oral review and then allow you to focus on other test at end of class. Final schedule: Tuesday 1st and 3rd...Wednesday 2nd and 4th. Thursday and Friday are for make-ups.
Jan.14th-18th....WOW...I have 3 great classes again. We learned a good bit from last week in Chapter 1. This week we will learn some powerful stuff when it comes to the legal issues of the EMS and its workers when it comes to emergency care. Lets continue the effort you gave last week and make this week even better.
Jan. 22nd-25th....Hope everyday enjoyed the weekend and day off. This week we will get into one of my favorite chapters, Chapter 3 (Wellness and Safety of the EMR). Its all about stress, stressors, PPE, and other important issues in staying in shape mentally as well as emotionally. We off to great start and lets really start using our T.O.D.'s.
Jan. 28th-Feb. 1st...This week we will start a long but interesting chapter, Chapter 4 is the Introduction to Medical Terminology, Human Anatomy, and Lifespan Development. It's kinda hard and next to impossible to assist a patient if you cannot find whats causing the pain. Do you know where the humerous is? Do you know what lateral is? Do you know what palpate means? Well, at your age, you shouldn't but you will this week. Also this week we will have 2 guest speakers. On Tuesday we will meet and learn about 911 calls from the Director of the Livinston Parish 911 system. Friday we will learn alot about organ donations from several individuals from LOPA (Louisiana Organ Procurment Agency). So its gonna be another great week in room 501. SO BE HERE!
Feb. 4th-8th...Last week was awesome, maybe the best. Chapter 4 is interesting, 2 dynatic speakers with a ton of information. This week we will continue Chapter 4 and don't forget, Thursday evening is where great teachers meet great parents/grandparents. Remind your loved ones. Again, we will continue Chapter 4 which all about anatomy (parts of the body) and physiology (why and how it functions).
Feb. 11th- 15th...This week we will start getting physical in this class. Chapter 6 is about the Principles of Lifting, Moving, and Positioning Patients. We will learn when, how, and should I move them or wit for assistance. First interims are out. ARE YOU SATISFIED? IF NOT, YOU HAVE PLENTY OF TIME TO IMPROVE IT.
Feb. 18th-22nd...Last week was cool. We learned how to place patients in Recovery Position, Log Roll onto a spine board, proper technique on lifting, and how to assist a patient when walking is involved. This week we will jump over to Chapter 9 (Principles of Airway Management and Ventilation. It's a chapter where the other 6 will come together) which will take us into CPR.
Mar. 6th-8th...Hope you enjoyed your Mardi Gras holidays. This week we will start our individual execution of CPR with the AED. It will be a busy few days, so come prepared to do alot of watching and learnings.
Mar. 11th-15th. So proud of all my students for doing real well with the CPR/AED techniques. This week we will start Chapter 12 (Obtaining a Medical History and Vital Signs). A very important chapter leading up to the physial care of the patient. They say good patient assessment normally leads to good patient care.
Mar. 18th-22nd...Last week was awesome. Not only did we learn how to get information about a patient (whether concious or unconcious) but we also visited a rescue unit. This week we will continue Chapter 12. ALSO THIS THURSDAY IS A HALF DAY.
Mar. 25th-29th...This week we will jump to Chapter 16 (Caring for Common Medical Emergencies0. We will learn about behavioral emergency, stroke, convulsions, and many other everyday things that can pop up. Also this week we will have the State Trooper in. We will talk on things ranging from seat belts to your responsibilities of your passengers.
Apr. 1st-5th..This is going to be a super week. First of all we will continue on common medical emergencies, but we also be visited by District 4 Fire Crew and Louisiana Wildlife Agent (Tue and Wed). We have had a great semester so lets not slow down now, we have alot of cool things to learn.
Apr. 8th-12th...Wow, last week was awesome with chapter 16 and our guest speakers (fireman and la wildlife agent). This week we will start chapter 17 (Caring for environmental Emergencies) which has alot of information already covered in previous chapters. What the heck, its important and it will be a great reminder of what we already have learned. So lets keep working hard a little longer as we close out this semester.
Apr. 15th-18th...Alright, a 4 day week. Hope everybody had a great Spring Fling. Looks like our school acting maturely enough to earn a free Jean Day on Thursday, so good really does pay off. This week we will start Chapter 18 (soft tissue injuries and bleeding). Also, this Thursday we will turn in our First Aid kits (100pts).
Apr. 29th-May 3rd...Welcome back. Hope you had a great holiday and got alot of rest. Well its BACK TO SCHOOL and we only have 3 and a half weeks. We lost a day due to the bad weather so we will have to make that information up. This week we will continue Chapte 18, test on Tuesday and take 2nd half test on Friday. Next week we will have a Dental Hygentist come to our clas on mouth issues (care of and injuries). We may also start talking about insurance issues. So welcome back and lets sprint to the finish line.
May 6th-10th...Monday we will listen to a Dental Hygentist on mouth issues and their occupation. This week we will also be starting a new chapter, Care of the Elderly/Geriatrics.
A very important chapter because we all are getting older, and we need to learn/understand the issues that our older generations will go through. Knowing this will help undestand issues and be ready to assit those in need.
May 13th-17th...Here we go. Last full week of the spring semester. Told you it would go fast and I am telling you we will not stop till its over. This week we will start reviewing for the final exam.
Also on Thursday, we will listen and learn from an Acadian Ambulance EMT and Paramedic. We will learn their differences in education, salary, and protocals they allowed or not allowed to do.
So Room 501 will still be listening, learning, and having fun.
May 20th-25th...WELL HERE WE GO, I TOLD YOU THIS SEMESTER WOULD GO FAST AND IT DID. THIS WEEK WE WILL BE TAKING FINAL TEST. SO PUT OFF THAT BIKE RIDE, POOL PARTY, ETC. STUDY STUDY ONE MORE TIME. EVERY NOTE YOU LOOK AT MAY BE ON A QUESTION YOU NEED TO GET CORRECT FOR THE NEXT LETTER GRADE ON THE INTERIM. ITS BEEN A PLEASURE BEING YOUR TEACHER.
Aug. 13th-17th...Well the introductions are over and its time to hit the road running. Last week was a great and successful week in introducing you to your new school, teachers, and Introduction to Health Occupation. This week we will start Chapter 1 which is all about the levels of emergency care, history of first aid, and roles of first responders. Remembe your 3 ring binders and bring a great attitude to be your best every class and day this week. It looks litke I have 3 great classs again. If you have any quesions, be sure to ask me.
Aug. 20th-24th...Well we finished our first week of school last week and it was a good one. This week we will start Chapter 2 which is all about the Legal and Ethics of being a first responder. Lets continue our hard work and curiousity of this course, you will be amazed what you can achieve.
Aug. 27th-31st...2 chapters down and a whole exciting book ahead. We have learned a ton in just 2 weeks and this week will be no different. Chapter 3 is about the Wellness and Safety of the Emergency Medical Responder. We will learn how they protect themselves whether its rubber gloves or verbally handling themselves in a dangerous situation. We will also learn how to remove bloody gloves. So its gonna be a great week.
Sept. 10th-14th...Well we dodged a storm and hopefully we had a safe/fun weekend. This week we will jump into a long exciting chapter 4....the human body. We will learn body parts, their functions, and how they can be damaged or altered. We just received our first interims, no matter what it read, WORK HARDER AND THE GRADES WILL HEAD IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. We ALL must do our part to make this the best class, school, and student we can be. I will be out Tuesday, so major questions, write them down and I will get them on Wednesday.
Sept. 17th-21st....Wow, we learning a ton in Chapter 4. We will continue with chapter 4 and possible get into Chapter 5. Keep those grades up and behavior, because I will soon be putting my Field Trip roster together. I bring only the best of the best to represent this great school at Our Lady of the Lake Trauma Center.
Sept. 24th-28th...We will continue Chapter 6 (moving patients) and we will take it outside to practice the moves. Wednesday is a half day, use it wisely. We may be starting Chapter 9 which is all about the Principles of Airway Management and Ventilation. It's a very long and important chapter.
Oct. 1st and 5th...Good bye September and hello October. I told you that high school and this semester will go fast. This week we will continue Chapter 9 (airway management), hear a presentation from a Louisiana State Policeman, and 1st block will take their trip to Our Lady Of the Lady Hospital Trauma Dept. So it will be a busy week in Room 501.
Oct. 8th-12th...Wow, last week 1st block was awesome at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital Trauma Department. Hopefully you are doing enough in all your classes and out to attend the next field trip. This week will be short due to our Fair Holiday on Friday. This week we will continue this chapter (9) and work with the manicans when it comes to the Heimlich manuvere.
Oct. 15th-19th...Hope you had a great fair holiday weekend. 2 interims down and 2 to go, you're half way. You all have been doing a great job, please work a little harder, you will be glad you did. This week we will jump into chapter 13 (patient assessment). But first we will continue our execution of CHEST COMPERESSIONS AND BACK BLOWS ON THE CHOKING INFANT. We will learn how to gather information about the patient. It's a very interesting chapter.
Oct. 29th-Nov. 2nd...Great victory over Live Oak, hope you were able to be there. Did see many of my former and current students, had plenty of laughs. This week I will be back in action and we will jump into a very important chapter, chapter 15. It's about Caring for a Respiratory Emergency. Why is important you ask Well breathing is life, and when you not breathing, nothen else matters whats wrong with you. 2nd block had a very successful trip to Our Lady of the Lake Trauma Center. 3rd block will go on Nov. 9th.
Nov. 5th-Nov. 9th...Wow, we learned alot last week about respiratory situations and what we can do about when we encounter one with it. This week we will start chapter 17, Caring for Medical Emergecies which are not directed related to trauma emergencies. Don't forget NO SCHOOL ON TUESDAY.....ELECTION DAY! Also, this Friday 3rd block takes their trip to Our Lady of the Lake Trauma Department.
Nov. 12th-16th...Ok, here it is, last week before Thanksgiving Holidays. I will demand of myself and you that we give it all till the end of the week. We will start Chapter 17. Its all about environmental Emergencies (like cold weather) which will be upon us and other mother nature bad things. So it will be another great week in room 501.
Nov. 26th-30th....Hope you had a great Thanksgiving. Lets hits the road running and start Chapter 18, "Caring for Soft-Tissue Injuries and Bleeding." On Tuesday, we will be visited by a Louisiana Wildlife Agent. This week back will be great.
Dec. 3rd-7th...Wow this semester is flying. This week will be just as good as the others. On Monday, we will hear from some other local heros, the Fireman. We will learn fire safety, education of the fireman, wittness some cool equipment which they use to save our property and lives. Also this week we will jump into Defense Mechanisms and some Insurance Terms.
Dec. 10th-14th...HERE WE GO, LAST FULL WEEK OF SCHOOL THIS FALL AND FINALS NEXT WEEK. THIS WEEK WE WILL BE DOING ALOT OF REVIEWING FROM PREVIOUS CHAPTERS AND SOME RECENT INFORMATION. HOPE TO INCLUDE SEVERAL GAMES AND OTHER FUN THINGS WITH THE INFORMATION YOU MAY SEE ON THE FINALS.
SO MAKE IT YOUR BUSINESS TO BE HERE EVERYDAY.
Dec. 17th-20th...GREAT LUCK AND EFFORT ON YOUR FINALS. ITS BEEN A PLEASURE BEING YOUR TEACHER. EACH OF YOU HAVE COME A LONG WAY IN THE WORLD OF MEDICENE AND KNOWLEDGE OF ASSISTANCING OTHERS IN AN EMERGENCY. PLEASE REMEMBER THE T.O.D.'S AS YOU VENTURE FURTHER IN YOUR EDUCATION AND IN LIFE. KEEP MY CLASS AND WFHS IN YOUR HEART. HAVE A GREAT CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
Jan. 8th-12th....Welcome back. Hope everyone had a super christmas break. Well its over and time to get to work. I had 3 super fall classes filled with super students who allowed me to teach a very special class. I will expect the same effort and I promise you I will also work hard to make this the best class you ever had. We will be taking very special field trips BUT I only bring those who behave in my class and other classes, at least a C average, and if you have great work habits. We will discuss all the things you will need to do to achieve a good grade in this class when we meet this week. I am looking forward to repeating what my fall classes achieved and I will not let any individual this semester try to change that.
Jan. 15th-19th...WOW...what a great start to the spring semester. I HAVE 3 more great classes. We learned alot with our show n tell, history of emergency care, learn about each other. We learned WHS Alma Mata and how to earn an A in this class. We will continue Chapter 1 and start Chapter 2 which is about Legal issue and Ethics when it comes to all first responders and their jobs. Welcome back and Thanks for a great start to the spring semester.
Jan. 22nd-26th...Welcome back. This week we will catch ground and finish Chapter 1. We will test Tuesday and Start Chapter 2.
Jan. 29th-Feb. 2nd...Ok, 2 chapters down and here comes Chapter 3. This week we will learn the well being of the Medical Responder. They go through alot which deals with death, public anger, and stress related situations.
We will be discussing how they respond and how they prepare for such events. We will also learn how to remove bloody gloves (ketchup) and recognize the various diseases they try to avoid making contact with.
Feb. 5th-9th,,,Well one month down, and I really do have 3 great classes. This week will be special as we start another chapter and we get our frist speaker of the semeste. Chapter 4 is about the human body. All the parts, fuctions, and alot of cool things about a complex machine, your body. On Thursday, we will listen to a LOPA person who has tons of information about organ donation and many false things being sad on the street about it. You will also meet some special individuals that organ donation played a big part in their family.
Feb. 12th-16th...Welcoome back, hope you had a fun and safe Mardi Gras Holiday. This week we will continue Chapter 4 and start Chapter 5. The first interims are out and I hope you go want you worked for. Lets make the second interim better then the first.
Feb. 19th-23rd...Wow, February is flying, so lets continue working hard. This past week we learned alot about the anatomy of the body and about the 911 system from the dispatcher on Thursday. This week we will start Chapter 5 which is about Lifting, Moving, and Positioning patients. Also on Thursday, many 2nd block students will visit WHS for a tour and hear things you will experience next year. SOOOO, lets impress them on your listening skills and show them how mature you guys are. You never get a send second chance to make a first impresssion.
Feb. 26th-Mar. 2...This is going to be a busy week. We will start Chapter 6 which is about Airway Management. We will be discusssing choking issue, OPA and NPA's, hypoxia, and many other things that will make you say "If they aren't breathing, nothen else matters." On Friday, 1b will be taking their trip to Our Lady of the Lake Trauma Department. We almost half way thru the semester, NOBODY slows down, lets power our way through the second half.
Mar. 5th-9th...Wow, 1b was awesome on their trip to Our Lady of the Lake Trauma Department visit. They heard and saw alot, just hope they remember it. This week we will continue chapter 6 and the M & M club will listen to a lady who takes care of new borns at Womans Hospital. On Thursday, we will have a paramedic come in and we will be executing the Heimlich manuvere and CPR. So hand on, its going to be another great week in Room 501.
Mar. 12th-16th...Well its interim week, normally you get what you deserved. So, lets work harder towards the next one cause we are more then halfway to summer. This week we will start Chapter 7 which is about "Assessment of the Patient". We will learn how and where to get information about the patient/s. Its a very important chapter because if we don't know what happened or where they are injuried, then how can we assist them. Also this week we will have a visit from the Louisiana State Police and their roll over machine. We will learn the importance of wearing the seat belt and having our passengers you driving also buckled up.
Mar. 19th-23rd...Wow, did we learn alot last week. Great info on Patient Assessment and there's alot to consider when it comes to your drivers license. State Trooper did a wonderful job on his presentation and I hope you took in alot of the information. This week we will learn alot about the AED and also, 2nd block will take their Lady of Lake Trauma Department visit. We have less then 9 weeks of school, NO ONE SLOWS DOWN.
Mar. 26th-30th...AHHH, few more days till Spring Break and SPRING FLING. We will continue covering and discussing Care for Medical Emergencies (chapter 9) and test on Wednesday.
Thursday is the SPRING FLING (our game day). Get your braclet, play the games, and win lots of candy. More info to come next week.
Apr. 9th-13th...Welcome back. Hope you had a great break because IT'S ON!!!!! We are looking at only 7 weeks left to keep that great grade up or get a weak one up. This week we will start Chapter 10, Caring for Bleeding, Shock, and Soft-tissue injuries. Also, 3rd block will receive their Lady of the Lake Trauma Field Trip permission/HIPPA forms. NO speakers this week. So lets all give it our best this and the next 6 weeks.
Apr. 16th-20th... This is going to be another great week in room 501. We will continue Chapter 10 which is ALL ABOUT various kinds of common injuries. Also, we have Fireman in here on Tueday and a Lousiana Wildlife Agent on Wednesday. This is going to be an awesome week of knowledge coming your way.
Apr.. 23rd-27th...What a great experince last week. This week we will start Chapter 11 which is all about Muscle and Bone injuries. Also on Monday, we will start off the week with a visit from Acadiana Ambulance and their unit. This is cool. So lets give the next and last 5 weeks of the year all we have.
Apr. 30th-May 4th...This week we will start Chapter 12 (Caring for the Geriatric Patient). Friday will be the worlds famous "Faculty vs Student Basketball Game" lots of laughs.
May 7th-11th...Here we go, Chapter 14 Caring for Infants and Children. Wednesday our First Aid Kits are due. We have 3 total weeks which includes notetaking, test, project, notebook checks, and attitude which all constitutes alot of points. So give all these things great attention.
May 14th-18th...Well here we go. Last week of school before finals. You will receive your final study guide later in week. Try to review it nightly. I will have lots of little things to do in preparation for my final. IF YOU AT SCHOOL AND PAYING ATTENTION....YOU SHOULD DO WELL. But we will start reviewing Chapter 15 and 16 first.
May 21st-25th...FINALS......FINALS...LIKE ONE OF MY TOD'S said "tomorrow will be here before you know it." Well for those who did not believe me, FINALS ARE TOMORROW. GOOD LUCK.
August. 9th-11th... Welcome to Walker Freshman High. This we will get to know each other and you will hear all the great things we will do in this class. You will also hear what is expected to make that great grade you are looking for. Also try to get all required papers signed and returned ASAP. So see you soon.
August 14th-18th...Last week we learned about your new school, faculty, and we meet our new students. This week we will dive into Chapter 1 which about the Introduction of the EMS systems. We will go back in time on how mankind assisted each other, witness how the medical world evolved, and how it is still changing. We will learn about the different levels of EMS training, how to protect ourselves from germs and body fluids, So lets do a great job of starting off with some grades in Chapter 1.
August 21st-25th... WOW, what a great first week. Everybody was exposed to and learned alot of new things last week and this week will be not different. Chapter 2 is about Ethical and Legal Issues. This chapter is all about things you can do or not do, say or not say. We gonna learn about the different conscents, DNR, negligence and things one could be in trouble for doing so. So be here and be ready to learn, because someone you know may need your assistance one day. AND you want to be ready.
August 28th-Sept 1st...Thank you front office for scheduling me some great students. We have moved through Chapters 1 and 2 while learning a ton. This week will be no different as we jump into Chapter 3 "Welling Being of the Emergency Medical Responder". We will also listen and learn from the 911 Emergency Dispatcher who will be here on Tuesday. Wednesday will be our 1st Club Day, I hope you find one you like and join it. Chapter 3 is about how the EMS person takes care of themselves on and off the job. How they handle stress? How they avoid contacting bodily fluids and what they do if they do make contact with it. Hang on, it will be another great week in IHO.
Sept. 4th-8th.....This week we will jump head first into a real cool chapter 4 (THE HUMAN BODY). We will learn many medical terms describing the body, the various systems, bones, and many other parts which makes the human body a very fascinating maching. This chapter will help you in many of your other classes like biology, science, whether you are in high school or college.
Sept. 18th-22nd......This Week we will jump into Chapter 5 "Moving Patients" but first we will be visited by a couple of Dental Hygentist. We will learn a ton about their occupation while learning how we can better perserve our teeth and smile. They will bring alot of items to get their point across so make plans on being here on Monday. Chapter 5 is about how and when to move injured or sick individuals. Sometime the best thing to do is just keep them comfortable till EMS arrives.
Sept.25th-29th.....Last week we learned alot from the 911 Dispatch Director and Chapter 5 (Moving Patients). This week we will start Chapter 6 (Air Management). We will learn how breathing is vital for life and for the body parts. Thursday we will have an Acadian Ambulance paramedic in showing us the finer parts of CPR and the Heimlich Manuvere. This week , many in 2nd block will receive their permission forms to attended the Sudden Impact program at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital Trauma Dept.
Oct. 2nd-6th....Awesome last week. Chapter 6 taught us how to do the heimlich manuvere, CPR, and "if they are not breathing, nothen else matters." This week Chapter 7 will introduce us to "Assessment of the Patient". It will teach us how and where we can gain valuable information about the patient and the situation which will be critical to the hospital staff. Also this week, 2nd block will take their trip to Our Lady of the Lake Trauma Department. So, it should be another great day in 501.
Oct. 9th-12th...Last week was a great week, gathering information for our victim/patients. This week , chapter 8 has lots to do with something we already learned, AED and CPR. Also this week we will take the Chapter 7 test and we will have a 3 day weekend (Parish Fair Holiday), no school on Friday. Also, this week the 3B class will be be receiving their permission slips for Our Lady of the Lake Trip.
Oct. 16ht-20th....Hope you enjoyed your Fair Holiday Day Off and weekend. Also hope you brought home the interim you wanted and deserved. This week we will start Chapter 9 which is a really poweful chapter to teach and learn. "Caring for Medical and Emrgencies" has alot of different medical situations from heart attacks to snake bites. Thursday is another day off for students as we host Parent/Teacher Conference Day. If you been good and working hard, don't worry, I like to say great things that parents like to hear. 3rd block will take their field trip to Our Lady of the Lake Hospital on Friday. All those not attending, do your assigned work, have the sub teacher say great things about you and the class.
Oct. 23rd-27th...This week we will continue a very important chapter (9), because its a long one and it deals with signs and symptoms that many of us face often. We will conclude the chapter on Monday, test on Tuesday, Wednesday we will have the Louisiana State Police with us all day. We will learn aspects of his job and learn many things we can use should we make mistakes behind the wheel. Thursday we will start chapter 10 which is about bleedig and soft tissue injuries. So be there and I promise you will learn a ton.
Oct. 30th-Nov. 3rd....This is going to be a spooky chapter. Chapter 10 is about blood and soft tissue injuries. You will learn that a soft tissue injury is any injury not involving bones. We will learn about the application on bandages, splints, dressings, and many other means of treating a soft tissue injury. So lets jump on the Chapter 10 train and keep those grades up.
Nov. 6th-10th....This is going to be a great week. We will continue on Chapter10 (Soft tissue injuries) and then start Chapter 11 ( Muscle and bone injuries). Also this week we will squeese in 2 speakers. On Thursday we will listen and learn from a Louisiana Wildlife Agent and then on Friday we will have a presentation on how to better protect our vehicles and the consequences of stealing a car from a rep from the Louisiana State Insurance and Car Theft Division. So next week will just be ANOTHER GREAT WEEK IN ROOM 501.
Nov. 13th-Nov. 17th....Yes you can, one more week and you can make it. This week before we break for Thanksgiving Holidays we will start Chapter 11 which contains information about muscle and bone injuries. We will review all the bones in the body, see the various ways they can be damage, how to package them for transport, and their treatments. We will review how to apply a splint and sling. We will discuss head injuries and how to remove helmets if involved. Thursday you will (4th block) wittness a great volleyball game between your teachers and some students, always a great laugh. AND not sure if its Thursday or Friday............THE THANKSGIVING LUNCH ........ALWAYS GREAT....BE SURE TO THANK OUR GREAT CAFETERIA STAFF.......AND HAVE A GREAT SAFE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAYS.
Nov.27th-Dec. 1st... Welcome back, I hope it was a great safe memorable Thanksgiving Holiday. This week we will start Chapter 12 which is about assisting the elderly (Caring for the Geriatric Patient. Also this week we will start on our Defense Mechanisms and possibly a lttle introduction to the Insurance World. On Tuesday the M & M club will be introduced to a Veteranian. On Wednesday we will presenting our First Aid Kits, lets not have any I FORGOT IT AT HOME. Less then 20 days till the big holiday and end of semester, lets keep working hard.
Dec. 4th-8th...We are heading into the finals, but first this room still has some exciting times for my great fall classes. On Wednesday we will meet 2 individuals who live in our books, two paramedics from Acadian Ambulance. One of them is a supervisor. This week we will start into chapter 14, talk about insurance issues, and continue on our study of defense mechanisms. The next week we get into our final reviews. This semester many of you'll have impressed me, please continue for the next two weeks.
Dec. 11th-15th...Well here we go. I told you this week would be here before you know it. This week we will do major reviewing on EVERYTHING we spoke about this semester. My final (do check finals schedule) will be comprehensive from day one. This week we will orally review and play games with the information. So one more week to impress me cause you have all semester. LETS END THIS VERY SUCCESSFUL AND FUN SEMESTER ON A WINNING NOTE.
Dec.18th-20th...Hope we all did the best we could on our 1st and 3rd block finals on Friday. This week (Monday), you will be taking your 2nd and 4th block exams. And we will be turning in our text books. THANK YOU for being part of some great classes. Good luck on your finals.
(1st Week (January 5TH & 6TH)
Welcome back. I hope you had a great Christmas and start to a New Year. Welcome to Introduction of Health Occupations. This is an exciting class and I intend to introduce to you alot of cool things. I will not be with you on Friday. You will have a substitue teacher that day. I had 3 great successfull classes in the Fall and I expect the same efforts and attitudes. We will start with the history of first aid and the various levels of health care from the EMR to the Parademedic. We will also take the pre-test....relax. This test will show US what you don't know right now and what this class is all about. But I willing to bet, you will do real well on the post test. I can say that because we WILL do what it takes to improve. It's my desire and effort to make this class the best you have ever taken. Also, hopefullly I can become one of your favorite teachers. So I want you to try to be one of my favorite students. This week we will start Chapter 1 which speaks about the history of Emergency Services. Again, Welcome back to school.
( 2nd Week (Jan. 9th-13th)
What a great 1st week (only 2 days) HA. It doesn't take long to see what maes a great class/es, and it look like I have 3 great classes again. I have some students who looks like they really want to be great students and wants to learn how they can be of assistance if one needs medical attention. This week we will quiz on our Alma Mata (Wednesday) and we will jump heavy into Chapter 1 about the foundation of the EMS system and the levels of authority. I am looking forward to our first week together.
(3rd Week (Jan. 17th-20th)
Great first week and we are to a pretty good start. Chapter 2 will be on Legal and Ethical Issues. We will learn about the Good Samaritian Act and things we can and cannot do with or without ones permission to avoid legal issues. Its a short chapter with little information so we should go through it quickly and do well on the short test. Don't forget MONDAY......no school!
(4th Week (Jan. 23rd-27th)
We had a great one last week. This week we will dive into Chapter 3 which is about the welling being of the EMR. We will discuss tips that EMR's use to reduce stress, causes of stress, body substance isolation (BSI),various diseases that we would all avoid, and much more vital information to stay safe as we assist others. We will start our week with a guest speaker, the 911 Dispatch Director. He will present information about making and receiving the emergency call. He will also role play various emergencies with the students. You really want to be here, its a great presentation.
(5th Week (Jan. 30th-3rd)
Chapter 4 will bring about some challeges. This chapter can be a tough one, so besure to read your notes every night. It will cover blood flow, medical terms and definitions. We are about half way in this semester. So lets continue working hard.
(6thWeek (Feb. 6th-10th)
Wow, we learned alot last week. Chapter 5 will be about moving a patient, when to and how to. We get interims this week, so lets make this an eye opener. If its a bad interim, lets get after it. If its a good one, just continue what you are doing.
(7th Week (Feb. 13th-17th)
This is going to be another awesome week in Room 501. This week we will be starting Chapter 6 which is ALL about Air Way Management. This chapter is so important to us and first responders because "When you can't breathe, nothen else really matters". On Tuesday, we will hear a very important presentation from a rep from LOPA (Lousiana Organ Procurment Agency). Also this week, the students in first block will hear who has earned the trip to Our Lady of the Lady Trauma Department. So everybody lets give it our best at everything in my class, other classes, and everywhere we go.
(8th Week (Feb. 20th-24th) Last week we learned alot about Organ Donation and Airway Management. Chapter 6 is a long chapter and we will discussing the 2nd half of it. Also this week, we will have fireman and their chief in our class discussing fire safety. Also on Wednesday, first block will be on the Lady of the Lake Trauma field trip. This class is only getting more interesting, so hang on and do our best till the end of the year.
(9th Week (March 1st-3rd)
Hope you had a great Mardi Gras holidays. If you watched the news, there were alot of bad things that happened but there were many HEROS that came to their aid. This week, second block will take their field trip to Our Lady of the Lake. Thursday speaker had to cancel due to a personal issue but will reschedule. We will start chapter 7 which is about Patient Assessment (gathering info on the patient) and some others things we can/should do at emergencies.
(10th Week (March 6th-10th)
OK, two classes in a row made a great impression to the State Police and the Our Lady of the Lake Trauma team. My 2nd block class had a very successful trip. Thanks for your maturity throughout the trip. They will be taking their Bones test on Tuesday. 3rd block will take their trip on March 23rd. This week we will continue on Chapter 7 and on Friday, an Acadian Ambulance Paramedic will be with us as we continue CPR, Heimlich Manuvere, and other respiratory situations.
(11th Week (March 13th-17th)
This has been a great successful semester but we are just half way through it. We have so much more to learn to be ready to serve others around us. Chapter 8 is about resusciation, AED's, CPR, and other important issues that we need to know to make a difference. Also, this week we will have 2 guest speakers. On Tuesday we will listen to a Dental Hygentist and on Friday a representative from the Lousiana Auto Theft Department on how to better protect our vehicles, and the consequences of charges of car jacking.
(12th Week (March 20th-24th)
Last week was a good one. Completing an important chapter 8 (AED & Resusciation) and hearing from our guest speakers (dental hygentist and auto theft representative) made it a very special week. This week, we will start Chapter 9 which is about "Caring from Medical Emergencies". I really like this chapter because it has alot of things that could happen around the house which we will be happy to learned about. 3rd Block will be taking their Our Lady of the Lake Trauma field trip on Thursday. Also we have our annual Faculty/Student Baseketball game on Friday. So this week will also be special.
(13th Week (March 27th-31st)
Last week was a rough one for everyone. This week we will listen to a Lousiana State Trooper, continue and test on Chapter 9, and start Chapter 10 (Caring for bleeding, shock and soft tissue injuries.
We are moving through this semester pretty quick. Please continue to take these notes and taking them seriously.
(14th Week (Apr. 3rd-7th)
It may be April, but our class is no April Fools joke. We are serious about learning and helping others. This week we will continue chapter 10 and possibly jump in to Chapter 11 (Caring for muscle and bone injuries). Also this week on Friday, we will celebrate our Spring Fling. A great way for our teachers to show our appreciation to a great group of freshman.
(15th Week (Apr.10th-14th)
Hope you had a great weekend and had a good time at last weeks Spring Fling. This week will be a short one due to the start of the Easter Holidays on Friday. This week we will start Chapter 11 which is about Caring for Muscle and Bone Injuries. We will dwell into the skeletal system, causes of extremity injuries, the different types of injuries, and the several ways we can accomodate the patient till EMS arrives
(16th Week (Apr. 24th-28th)
Welcome back. Hope you had a great Easter, but its over. Back to school and some work. We have 4 weeks and a couple of days. NO ONE will be allowed to slack off. Lets finish srong.
We will continue chapter 11, and then jump into Chapter 12, Geriatric. On Thursay, we will listen to a paramedic from Acadian Ambulance. We will also have our last M & M club meeting where we will learn from a Veteranian.
(17th Week (May 1st-5th)
AHHHH, Chapter 14, Caring for Children. They are all around us and we need to know how to tend to them. Its a long but beneficial chapter. We are winding down this semester real fast, don't slack off.
(18th Week (May 8th-12th) Here we go, the last chapter in the book. EMS Operations is all about safety, preparing for the call, dispatch, motor-vehicle collisons, etc. Basically a great ending to a great book and class. Then the next and last full week, we will start our review for the final with . BUT we have to turn in our First Aid Kit projects on Wednesday.
(19th Week 9 May 15th-19th)
Here we go, last week to prepare for that GREAT GRADE. Finals are this Friday and next Monday. This week we will break it down from day one, first chapter, to the last.
The finish line is in sight, lets turn it on to the finish, YOU CAN, I BELIEVE YOU BUT DO YOU!!!
(2nd week (January 18th-22nd)
Hope you enjoyed your 3 day weekend. Our first week together was a good one. We learned how to take those notes, the importance of reviewing them every night, and the importance of asking questions because that will be what you will have to do to be successful in this class, and all your classes. This week will be a short one, and we will dive into Chapter 2, "Legal and Ethical Issues". Also on Friday, we will listen and learn all about the importance of making & receiving 911 phone calls from a 911 EMD director. This will be a great day because this was what Chapter 1 was all about. After this week, I am convinced that I am a lucky teacher because I have 3 great classes again this semester.
(3rd Week (January 25th-29th)
What a great 2nd week. Many grades went up as compared to the first weeks. We learned alot from the 911 Dispatcher and we should all have a great appreciation for the services they provide. This week we will jump into Chapter 3 which is all about "The Well Being of the Emergency Medical Responder." We will also finish the movie "Paramedics at Risk". We are off to a great semester. Enjoy the weekend and be ready to get after Chapter 3 on Monday.
(4th Week (Feb. 1st-5th)
Last week was another good one as we learned how the EMR can keep their mental and physcial abilities in check.
We learned how to remove dirty (bloody gloves) and finished chapter 3. This week we will jump what could be the toughest chapter to date (Chapter 4), The Anatomical (body parts) phases of the body. We will get into bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and many other facinating features to what we call the body. On Thursday we will have a representative from LOPA (Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency) teaching us about organ donations, the laws, restrictions on receiving as well as donating toward what we will call THE GIFT OF LIFE!!. First interim is right around the corner. Will you be receiving a good one?
(5th Week (Feb. 8th-12th)
Hope you had a great Mardi Gras Holidays. This will be a short week. We will be receiving our 1st spring interim this week, hope its a good one. We will be in Chapter 4 and continue learning about the flow of blood to, through, and out of the heart to the rest of the body. We will also learn a little more about the the skeletal system. We should be ready to test on the 2nd half of Chapter 4 on Friday.
(6th Week (Feb. 15th-19th)
Wow....first interim already out and I hope its one you were proud of. If not, lets get after that next one. This week we will start Chapter 5 which includes assisting/moving injured individuals and placing them on spine board. On Friday, we will have another special guest speaker, a representative from Louisiana Auto Theft Department. He will address the serious issue of protecting our vehicle and safety tips we can use when leaving/returning to our car in parking lots. So it should be another great week in your Introduction to Health Occupation class.
(7th Week (Feb. 22nd-26th)
What a great start to our 2nd interim. This week we will start Chapter 6 which involves Airway Mangement. We will discover varies terms like hypoxic, clincial and biological death, trachea, larynx, etc. We will discuss opening and maintaining an open airway. We will also learn how to perform the abdominal thrust and clearing a foreign body airway obstruction in an infant. Tuesday we will have our monthly M&M meeting...speaking this week will be an Acadian Ambulance Paramedic Supervisor. On Thursday our class will be visit by a Lousiana State Trooper and the roll over machine. This machine will demonstrate why its important to ALWAYS wear your seat belt. So as you can see, it will be another SUPER week in Introduction of Health Occupation.
(8th Week (Feb. 29th-March 4th)
This semester is flying by and its continuing to be a great one. On Monday we will learn about another EMS career, the great men and women of the Louisiana Wildlife Agency. On Thursday we will learn about the career of a Dental Hygentist. Also this week, on Friday, 1st block will take their trip to Our Lady of the Lake Trauma Department. In the class, we will continue chapter 6 (Airway Managment). I love all my classes because they are all trying to be the best they can be. So lets do that till the end of the semester.
(9th Week (Mar. 7th-11th)
Last week was great. Our 1st block class really handled themselves well on their trip to Our Lady Of the Lake Trauma Department. This week some lucky students will visit the 911 Dispatch center. Remember Tuesday will be a half day. In the book, we will start Chapter 7 which is about patient assessment (gathering information about the patient. We are half way into the semester, don't go into cruise mode.
(10th Week (Mar. 14th-18th)
Hope you enjoy your Friday off but hope everything is OK with your family and property. This rain brought out alot of heros assisting those in need. This week we will jump in Chapter 8 and 2nd block will visit Our Lady of the Lake Trauma dept on Friday.
(11th Week (Mar. 21st-25th)
Proud to say another class (4b) went to Our Lady of the Lake Hospital and royally impressed the trauma staff and state police. This week will be a short one as we celebrate Good Friday. On Thursday we will learn more about CPR as we get visited by an Acadian Ambulance Paramedic. So this week we will continue chapter 8.
(12th Week (Apr. 4th-8th)
Welcome back. Hope you and your family had a great safe Easter Holidays but its time to get back at it. This week, 3rd block will find out who earned a trip to Our Lady of the Lake Trauma Center, we will start Chapter 9 which is about Caring about Medical Emergencies. Chapter 9 will be everything from cardiac issues to respiratory situations. We have learned and been exposed to alot of good information, so lets not stop learning/trying to be the most efficient responder we can be. We have 7 more weeks of school,,,,you can make it.
(13th Week (Apr.11th-15th)
Another week closer to our big break but MY CLASSES NEVER STOP TRYING. This week we will continue Chapter 9 and 3Rd Block will take their trip to Our Lady of the Lake Trauma Center. Also we will be starting Chapter 10 (Caring for Bleeding, Shock, and Soft-tissue Injuries. This is a very interesting chapter because it deals with alot of things that we see and could see as we go through our daily routines. It's a very long chapter so besure to keep up with your notes. Also we will (on Thursday) be learning the many aspects and dangerous of being a fire fighter. Many tips will be shared on fire safety for you, your family, and house, so plan on being here.
(14th Week (Apr. 18th-22nd)
Wow....this year is flying. This Wednesday, you will be receiving your last interim and the next progress report will be your report card. Everybody has the time and opportunity to improve their grade a little. This week we will continue Chapter 10 and we will hear from a Acadian Ambulance Paramedic who will be coming with the supervisior. This will be our chance, just like at the hospital, to showcase what we have learned this semester. Friday we will also have our annual Student vs Faculty basketball game, that always brings many laughs.
(15th Week (April 25th-29th)
Well, there goes the last interim. If you had a good one, just keep what you doing. If yours was bad or went down, time is running out. Just 4 more weeks to apply your talent. This week we will start Chapter 11, Bones and Muscle Injuries, my favorite. Also this week, we will make up the day we didn't get to hear from the Acadian Ambulance Paramedic and the Supervisor. Also, lets all be on good behavior because our Spring Fling is Friday.
(16th Week (May 2nd-6th)
What a great week last week. This week we will continue Chapter 11, test and jump into Chapter 13. Remember to start working on your first aid kit, at least find a shoe box and go ahead and label it. We have less then 4 weeks, don't stop know. Remember, this grading scale really doesn't raise up grades by doing good on finals, but doing poorly on it could lower it. Lets do the very best we can on every quiz, exam, and project in every class.
(17th Week (May 9th-13th)
Here we go, our last week before its final time. This week, we will get it started with a visit from our sheriff. He will inform us of his duties, qualifications, and what is happening around our parish. On Wednesday, we will turn in our First Aid Kits. This week we will start preparing for the final by going back in time and reviewing all the things we should have learned about helping our fellow man, and sometimes our self. Many of you will be taking EOC exams, so get after it.
(1st Week (Aug. 10th-14th)
WOW....Welcome back. Our first day together (this past Friday), we got alot accomplished. Last year I had 3 great classes and I expect the same this spring. I am positive that my 3 new classes can achieve the same success and give the same amount of effort each day that the fall classes did. In class, we will start with the history of first aid and the various levels of health care from the EMR to the Paradmedic. We will also take the pre-test.....relax. This test is show US what you don't know right now and what this class is all about. But I willing to bet, you will do real well on the post test. I can say that because we WILL do what it takes to improve. It's my desire and effort to make this class the best you have ever taken. Also, hopefully I can become one of your favorite teachers. So I want you to try to be one of my favorite students. Don't forget your student fee and all those papers which needs to be signed by paretns/guardians. This week we will start Chapter 1 which speaks about the history of Emergency Services. Again, welcome back to school.
(2nd Week (Aug. 17, 21st)
SUPER FIRST WEEK....
WFHS has some super students. In IHO, we covered and learned a ton from Chapter 1. This week we will dive into the Ethics and Legal Issues (Chap. 2) surrounding the med-world. Many started off well with doing a good job on the Alma-Mata quiz, having their notebook up to date, and passing the Chapter 1 test. A few did not, those really need to get back on track quick or its going to be a rough year in this class. Besure to ask for assistance from me before we get too far in the book. A secret to this class and ALL classes is to read your notes nightly.
(3rd Week ( Aug. 24th-28th)
This week we will start Chapter 3. This chapter will be about the well being of the Medical Responder. This includes the mental and physical aspects of this occupation. I am busy lining up my Special Speakers, so do keep up with the notes taken so we can carry a very professional conversation with these hereos.
For those who have not turned in all their paperwork or fees, please take care of this.
(4th Week (Aug. 31st-Sept. 4th)
This week will be special. We will start Chapter 4, have our first guest speaker (rep from Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency...organ donation).
(5th Week (Sept. 8th-11th)
Hope you had a fun and safe Labor Day Holiday. This week we will continue Chapter 4 with a test on Wednesday. On Thursday, we will have a rep come talk about the AHEC of summer program. This is a super opportunity for anyone looking at a career in the medical field. By attending this program which is in Our Lady of the Lake Hospital, it opens many doors in the future, YOU SNOOZE OF THIS ONE, YOU MAY LOSE!!. Make plans to be here Thursday in the best class around. This week you will get your first interim, this is your scorecard of your success and failures to date. No matter what you receive, lets work hard, harder, and hardest for the next one.
(6th Week (Sept. 14th-18th)
This is going to be ANOTHER great week in this class. We will be in Chapter 5 which is about moving and lifting patients. Also this week we will be visited by a (EMD0 911 Dispatch Director. We will learn a ton about these emergency calls.
(7th Week (Sept. 21st-25th)
Last week was awesome with all the hands on project in the Moving Patient chapter and the 911 Dispatch Director. This week we will start Chapter 6 which is all about the Airway Management and CPR. We will also be honored in having another guest speaker (HERO), a Paramedic from Acadian Ambulance. We will hear her presentation and go learn about the equipment and curious things in the unit.
(8th Week (Sept. 28th-Oct. 2nd)
Last week was very special. This one will be very important. This week we will continue working in Chapter 65 which is about Airway Mangement. We will be working with the manicans on CPR and the Heimlich Manuvere/Abdominal Thrust. Its a long chapter so we will divided the information into 2 test, on Tuesday and on Friday. Those in the M&M club, we will meet this Tuesday, our guest speaker will be a female dentist, Dr. Leach. This is her 3rd year with us and she has some great information for those looking into dentistry, dental hygentist, or just looking at the medical field. It will be another great week.
(9th Week (Oct. 5th-8th)
Ok, we are moving great through our books and our guest speaker. You'll have learned a ton, but don't get satisfied, we have alot more interesting stuff to learn. This week we will start Chapter 7, Patient Assessment. We will learn about approaching a sick/hurt victim and how to gather information about them, wether its speaking to them or one standing by.
Thursday, our guest speaker will be a State Trooper. Another of our EMS Heroes. So as you can see, its going to be another great week in The Introduction of Health Occupation Class.
(10th Week (Oct 12th-16th)
Ok, 2 interims down and we are half way. Are you satisfied with your grades? Lets get after it this week. We will continue with Chapter 7 (Patient Assessment) and we will test on Tuesday.
Then we will jump into Chapter 8 (Resusciatation and Use of the AED). We have already covered much of this information in a previous chapter, buts its important enough to see it one more time.
This week we will also have our Parent Conferences on Thursday. I would love to meet many of my great students parents. Also, we also start a review of the history of Angola State Prison.
(11th Week (Oct 19th-23rd)
This week, we will continue our studies in Chapter 8, history of Angola, and maybe get into Chapter 9. Wednesday will be the Angola Field Trip and I KNOW each and everyone of you will represent this school, community, your parents, and yourself in a very mature manner. Remember field trips are a privelege and not a right.
I enjoy showcasing my school and students because both are GREAT.
(12th Week (Oct 26th-Oct. 30th)
Well last week we did it again, Walker Freshman High students took a tour of the massive Angola Prison. The staff that welcomed us and showed us around was VERY impressed with the maturity of 51 14-15 year old students. They asked well thought out questions and followed all rules. This week we will start Chapter 9 which is all about medical and trauma injuries. This for certain will be one of those chapters we will carry and probably one day use. On Thursday, we will listen to another medical speaker....a Dental Hygenist. On Friday, 1st block will spend the day at Our Lady of Lake Trauma Center. This should be just another great week here at Walker Freshman High.
(13TH Week (Nov. 2nd -6th)
This will be a great week, not only will we have the chance to show how much you learned by passing Chapter 9's test, but we will start Chapter 10, HA. On Thursday we will have a guest speaker, a Louisiana Wildlife Agent. He will address us with his qualifications, but also his first aid training if needed in the woods or water. I will be putting together the 2nd block class Lady of the Lake field trip roster, work hard to get on it.
(14th Week 9 Nov. 9th-13th)
Gee, is this class just getting better and better. This was a great week. A vast majority of the students did real well on their Chapter 9 test. We listened to the education, training, and protocals of a Lousiana Wildlife Agent and he was an alumni of WHS. This week week we will continue with Chapter 10 and we will get into splinting and slings. On Thursday we will have another alumni speaker who is an Anesthesiologists. Also on Tuesday we will our program honoring our heros, IT'S VETERANS DAY, a day we should all take pride in. On Friday, many in 2nd block will take their trip to the Trauma Center at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital. So you see, its only getting better.
(15th Week Nov. 16th-20th)
THANK YOU 2nd BLOCK, your behavior, maturity, and answering the many questions at Our Lady of the Lake Trauma Center made me very proud of you. So far, both classes (1st and 2nd block) have executed our trips there great. This week 3rd block will take their trip and I am sure I will feel the same about them. This week, will be a fun week leading into our Thanksgiving Holidays. Last week, we did not have our guest speaker, the Anesthesiologists, so she is reschedule for Thursday. Tuesday is a half day, Wednesday will be Club Day, and Friday 3rd block heads Loff to Our Lady of the Lake. This week we will start Chapter 11 which is about "Caring for Muscle and Bone Injuries". After this week, we have 2 weeks then its FINALS. So lets start looking over these notes from day 1, the test is on every chapter. Finals are test that you pass and they really don't bring up grades, but if one fails it, it can make a big difference. Also, lets keep up the positive attitude and efforts in the classroom, especially when we have a SUB-TEACHER.
(15 Week Nov. 30th-Dec. 4th)
Welcome Back. This week we will jump on Chapter 12 (Geriatrics), Emotions involved with patients, and take a few quizes (bones and first aid initials). We will also be putting our First Aid Kits together. 3B was a carbon copy of my other classes at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital. Their behavior was great and again, the staff was very impressed with the first aid they have learned so far this school year. I believe I have a few Doctors and Nurses in my class. Next week we will slowly start getting ready for our finals which starts on Dec. 15.
(16 Week Dec. 7th-11th)
HERE WE GO.....last full week of school before the finals. We will continue on Chapter 14 and start the massive review. Please be here all week.
(17TH WEEK Dec. 14th-18th)
Ohhhhh, finals week. Your time to shine and let those teachers know how much you learned. In my class, I know you have worked hard and ready this test. I want to say "thank you" to each of you for a great semester. I hope you and your family have a great safe holidays. Work hard this spring and take this effort & success to Walker High. Very proud to have been your Introduction to Health Occupation teacher.
(2nd Week (Jan. 19th-22nd)
We all had a great first week. We all learned alot in Chapter 1. This week we will jump into Chapter 2 which deals with the Laws and Ethics of those in the EMS. Very proud to be your teacher. See you in class.
(3rd Week (Jan. 26th-30th)
OK, we are fully undereway and we all understand what it will take to get the most out of this great subject. Again, I have 3 great classes full of talented students. This week we will start Chapter 3 which is about the "Well Being of the Emergency Medical Responder." We will learn about the stress these great individuals are faced with, suggestions to handle them, and the best ways to protect yourself. We are one week away from speakers visiting our class. The first one will be the director of the 911 Dispatch Center.
(4th Week (Feb. 2nd-6th)
This is going to be a great week. We will start a very interesting chapter (4) which is all about the different parts of the body, (bones, muscles, etc). Also this week we will have 2 guest speakers. On Tuesday we have a 911 medical dispatcher and on Thursday we have 2 Paramedics from Acadiana Ambulance. So get your questions ready for our visiting HEROES!!!
(5th Week (Feb. 9th-13th)
Well, its interim time, it will show how we got started. Don't worry, new teachers with new subjects. In my class you will have many chances to bring those grades off if you got a slow start.
This week we will meet a Dental Hygenist and we will start Chapter 5 (How and when to move patients.) It will be another great week.
(6th Week (Feb. 18th-20th)
This will be a short week. I hope you had a fun and safe Mardi Gras Holiday Break. This week we will learn, and discuss the path of the blood throughout the body to the heart. We will also take a test on the bones of the skeleton. It will be a while before we get another break, so lets really get after it.
(7th Week (Feb. 23rd-Feb. 27th)
This is going to be a GREAT WEEK in this class. On Monday, we will get a real appreciation of the men and women of the EMS system by watching an episode of the new hit show "Nightwatch".
On Wednesday, we will have a rep from LOPA(Louisiana Organ Procurment Agency). Thursday is a half day for the students and on Friday, students in first block will take their trip to Our Lady of the Lake Trauma Department. So buckle up and enjoy the ride. Oh, by the way we will also start Chapter 6, Airway Managment.
(8th Week (Mar. 2nd-6th)
Congratulations to the 1b class for a very successful trip to Our Lady of the Lake Trauma Department. They learned alot and represented our school with great class. This week we will dig deep into Chapter 6 (Airway Management) which consists of various breathing issues (CPR and heimlich manuvere) and we will be visited by a Louisiana Wildlife Agent.
(9th Week Mar. 9th-13th)
This is going to be a great week, we get to start an exciting chapter. Chapter 7 is about Assessment of the Patient (basically its about getting vital information on what is going on with that person.
Also, our school will be taking the Explorer Test, I KNOW my first hour will give it their all. Next week the Lady of Our Lady field trip permission forms will be distributed, I hope you have good grades and great efforts in the class.
(10th Week Mar. 16th-20th)
What a great week this will be. We have presentations from firemen, paramedics, and a rep from the Lousiana Auto Theft Dept. We gonna learn things about fire prevention, fire safety tips, CPR, how to protect ourselves and our vehicles, and many very important things. I would be here if I was you.
(11th Week Mar. 23rd-27th)
Last week was awesome. This week will also be one that you want to be there. On Monday we will have the Louisiana State Police will be here with the roll over machine and will do demonstrations/presentations about texting, DWI, and other important issues. On Friday 2b will make their way to the Trauma Dept of the Lady of the Lake Hospital. This week we will start Chapter 9 (Caring for Medical Emergencies).
(12th Week Mar. 30th-April 3rd)
OK,,,its going to be a short but exciting week. We will wrap up Chapter 9, take a test on Wednesday, and then on Thursday---SPRING FLING. This is our fun day. Games, competitions, snacks, etc. So bring a few dollars and have some fun in the sun.
(13th Week April 13th-17th)
Hope you had plenty of crawfish, easter eggs, and good times with family. Now its time to get back at it. We will be in Chapter 10, Caring for Bleeding, Shock, and Soft-tissue Injuries. On Thursday we will have another guest speaker....a detective. 3rd block will make their trip to Our Lady of the Lake Trauma Dept on Friday.
So its going to be a great week to come back to school.
(14th Week April 20th-25th)
Well 3rd block completed our trips to Our Lady of the Lake Trauma Dept. and they did just like my other classes, A GREAT REPRESENTATION of our school. We learned alot and showed our speakers that we are taking our class serious. This week we will learn about the massive ANGOLA prison through magazines and videos. On Wednesday a lucky group will make the trip there.
On Thursday we will listen to another interesting hero, a motorcyle policeman. We will continue Chapter 10. On Friday, our school will have the annual Faculty/Student basketball game.
We have 4-5 weeks of school, you have run a great race in our class, we will not look over our shoulder and slow down. Lets sprint to the finish line with the best grade we can make. See you in class.
(15th Week April 27th-May 1st)
Another week and another new chapter 11. Chapter 11 is about Muscle and Bone Injuries. We learned the bones in an earlier chapter so we should be able to take off quickly on this one. This week we will also have our last guest speaker, a former WHS student who is a medical sales rep who works in the OR. This presentation should be an unusual one.
(16th Week May 4th-8th)
OK, we have about 3-4 weeks left, EVERYBODY kick it in gear. This week we will go into chapter 12, a very important chapter (well all of them are) because it deals with geriatrics. Geriatrics deals with the aged and elderly. As you get older, so does your parents and grandparents. There is much information you can get out of this chapter to assist in these important people golden years. Also later in the week, we will present our homemade first aid kits.
(17th Week May 11th-15th)
Here we go, the last chapter, Care of infants and children. We all will have young ones around us. Also on Tuesday, we will be visited by a pharmacist. Next week we will start our review for the final.
(18th Week May 18th-22nd)
Its here, final week. Make sure you are in my class for the reviews. This test will cover everything since day one. For those who have given it your all, just sit back, lets review and you will do fine, relax. For those who have been dragging their feet, better get after it. Its been a great semester. Thanks for being a great class.
(3rd Week (Aug. 25th-29th)
I will say it again, "this might be the best start of my teaching career." My 3 classes is GREAT. This week will be jump into Chapter 3 which is all about The Emotional Aspects of Emergency Care. We will discuss death and the stage associated with it, burnout, stress, body substance isolation precautions (BSI) and many other interesting things.
(4th Week (Sept. 2nd-5th)
Well, we are definitely underway. This week in Chapter 4, we will start learning about the body. muscles, bones, sections of, etc. Next week we will start with our quest speakers.
I have alot of students with perfect attendance, keep it going.
(5th Week (Sept. 1st-5th)
Hope you had a great Labor Day Holiday. This week your efforts will reflect in your first interims. I hope you have a great one. This week we will go into Chapter 4 and we will learn alot about the body and its functions.
(6th Week (Sept. 8th - 12th)
This is going to be a GREAT week. We will be visited by a EMT from acadian ambulance, a 911 dispatcher, and the La. State Police.
(7th Week (Sept. 15th-19th)
Going to be an important week. This week we will start Chapter 6 which is about airway management (CPR, the respirtory system, heilmich manuever, infant choking, etc). Also this week we will learn alot about organ donation from a presentation from L.O.P.A. On Friday, first block will make their trip to the Lady of the Lake Trauma center.
(8th Week (Sept. 22nd-26th)
We will continue chapter 6 (airway management) and learn from a 911 Emergency Dispatcher (how to make the call, what ??? we can expect and what information they need to give to the responders which are on the way. Wednesday is early dismissal for the students.
(9th Week (Sept. 29th- Oct. 3rd)
Last week was awesome, but we will continue working with the manicans because knowing about CPR and Heimlich maneuver is very important! This week we will jump into chapter 7 which has to do with Assessement of the Patient. "Good patient assessement normally results in good patient care, where poor assessement usually leads to poor patient care."
(10th Week (Oct. 6th-10th)
This will be a short week with school out Friday for Fair Holidays. Thursday we will be joined by some Dental Hygientists. They will give you information about their job but alot of good information that we can use if we want to keep our teeth for our lifetime. In the class, we will get into Chapter 8 which has lots of information about the AED and it continues with CPR. We will again stpend some time with the CPR manicans. 2nd block will receive their Lady of The Lady Trauma Center field trip information.
(11th Week (Oct. 13th-17th)
Wow, this past week was great learning about the career and training of a Lousiana Wildlife Agent, parent conferences, and 2b block went to Our Lady of the Lake Trauma Center, and was great.
Their staff and the State Police was impressed on all the correct answers the students responded with.
(12th Week (Oct. 20th-24th)
This week we will start Chapter 10 which is a very interesting chapter. Lots of first aid treatments will be discussed. Also, another HERO is coming for a visit. A fireman will be on hand to share his educational background, training, and career with us (Thursday). So lets all do our part to continue to make Walker Freshman High the best school in this parish and state.
(13th Week (Oct. 27th-31st)
Last week we learned a ton from the 3 Fireman, now you see why we call them HEROs. This week will continue Chapter 10 and then on Thursday we will hear from a Insurance Agent and on Friday a rep from the Louisiana Auto Theft Dept. We are half way in this semester, lets not slow down now. Too many of you are doing GREAT.
(14th Week (Nov. 3rd-Nov. 7th)
Last week we heard and learned a ton from Chapter 10 and our 2 guest speakers (insurance agent & car theft agent). This week we will kick off a great week with a presentation from a Forrester. He is the Chief for the Louisiana Forrest Commission and their chief responsibilities is to prevent and put off forrest fires here and around the country. Chapter 11 is about muscle and bone injuries.
(15th Week (Nov. 10th-14th)
This week we will have our Veterans Day Program. We will continue with Chapter 11 (bones and muscle injuries) and we will work putting splints and slings on injured arms and shoulders.
(16th Week (Nov. 17th-21st)
Our Angola trip went well. I hope we saw and heard enough to make you make good decisisons and get that education. Remember,,,,those guys there did not volunteer to go there or win a raffle. Be careful who you call friend and where you go. This week will be good week to start our Thanksgiving Holidays. Monday we will learn from a motorcycle cop, Wednesdy will be a half day, and in the class we will dive into Chapter 12....learn alot because some of you may be my nurse or doctor.
(17th Week (Dec. 1st-5th)
Hope you had a GREAT Thanksgiving Holidays. Now we enter the stretch run to the finals. This week we will start on the assessment and treatment of children. The 3rd block class will go to Our Lady of the Lake Trauma center this Friday. Those students need to get their money in by Tuesday.
(18th Week (Dec. 8th-12th)
Last week, our 3rd block class shined at Our Lady of the Lake Trauma Center just like the other 2. Thanks to each student in all the classes for respresenting our school and community like champions. This week we will learn how to take ones blood pressure, start chapter 15, and start with our review of next weeks final. So here we go.........
(19th Week (Dec. 15th-19th)
Here we go, this is the last week of the semester. ALL my classes and ALL my students were great. My present from each one to me could be giving great effort on my final. Monday, we will review and the tests starts on Tuesday. Merry Christmas to All.
(2nd Week (Aug. 19th-23rd)
Last week was awesome. No one got written up, we all reported organized, and did our best. This week we will go into Chapter 2 which is all about the Legal and Ethical Issues. We are gonna learn what we can and cannot do at emergency situations.
(3rd Week Aug. 26th-30th) Two good weeks so far and plenty of opportunities for points--have you been doing your part and getting those points? This week we have two speakers coming to our class. One will be a (MD) medical dispather and the other will be a rep from L.O.P.A. (Lousiana Organ Procurment Agency). So far this year, we have discussed and hopefully learned about scene safety, the good samaritian laws, ethics surrounding the medical world, and many other usefull information. Lets continue learning and giving it our best. This week we will be discussing the well being of the EMR.
(4th Week Sept. 2-6th)
(5th Week Sept. 9th-13th)
This week will be an important, we will learn how to, when to, and why to move patients. We will discuss the various ways to move patientts, and acutually get the chance to execute some of the moves.
(6th Week Sept. 16th -20th)
Can't live without air.......we will learn a ton about CPR, Heimlich Manuvere, AED's, this week. This is one aspect of the class that happens around us everyday in society.....people going into cardiac arrest.
(7th Week Sept. 23rd=27th)
WOW...the first block class had a very successful trip to Our Lady of the Lake Hospital. Not only did we learn about the Emergency Room and the Trauma Bays, they learned a ton about drinking/texting and driving. We wittnessed alot of sad things that can happen when we make those mistakes. First block also represented our school and their families very very well. I expect the other classes to do the same. This week in class, we will continue working with the manicans on CPR and Heimlich manuvere. We will also start Chapter 7 with has to do with patient assessment. This is one of my favorite chapters because it really deals with the person as a whole. Also to remind your parents/guardians that we have a half day on Thursday and we will be dismissing from the high school on Friday because we are going to the Pine Tree Festival.
(8TH Week Oct. 7-11th)
Last week the 2nd block class went to the Lady of the Lake Trauma Center and really did well. They represented our school with great class. Their staff and the State Troopers really complimented on them to me. This week in class, we will start (and continue) Chapter 8 which deals with Resuscitation and AED's. On Wednesday we will be treated with a visit from a Paramedic from Acadiana Ambulance. We will learn about their trainings, medical techniques and the various uses of their vehicle.
On Friday....LUCKY,,,,you get off school for the Livingston Parish Fair.
(9th Week Oct. 14th-18th)
This is going to be a great week. On Tuesday, we will have the Sudden Impact team visit our class. That is the Louisiana State Police and the Lady of the Lake Trauma team. They will bring the roll over machine which demonstrates how seat belts keep you in the vehicle. Also on Wednesday, its Parent/Teacher Conference day. This is the day I hope to bragging on you and your grades, if not, we will talk on how can we. On Thursday we have some dental hygentist coming in to show us the many ways we can save our teeth. So as you can see, its going to be great week.
(10th Week Oct. 21st- 25th)
Wow, last week we learned alot from the State Troopers, Truama Nurse, and the Dental Hygentist. This week in class, we will start working on Blood Pressure Check and the other vital signs. This week we will meet a Fireman who will introduce his work and his equipment. We are half way into the semester and we have been introduced to plenty of medical terms, procedures, laws, etc. Everybody needs to continue to come to class prepared to learn much more and make this the best semester of your educational career to date.
(11th Week Oct. 28th-Nov. 1st)
This is going to be a powerful week about making GOOD DECISIONS!! We will start Chapter 10 which is about "Caring for Bleeding, Shock, and Soft-tissue Injuries". Also this week we will start learning about the massive Angola State Prison. 4th Block class will take their field trip to the Lady of the Lake Trauma Center. On Tuesday, the guest speaker of our M & M club will be a dentist.
(12th Week Nov. 4th-8th)
Great week ahead as we start studying the Muscularskeletal System. We will learn about splints and slings. Also this Friday we honor our veterans with our Veterans Day.
(13th Week Nov. 11th-15th) This week we will start with Chapter 12 whicch is about working with the elderly. Also this week we will have 2 speakers. OnTuesday we will listen and learn from a rep from the Lousisana Auto Theft Department and on Thursday we will listen to a Louisiana Wildlife Agent. So hang on for another great week in Introduction to Health Occupations.
(14th Week Nov. 18th-22nd) Ok, this is our last week before Thanksgiving Holidays. NO slouching this week, we will go into taking care of the infants. And on Wednesday, we learn a ton about the career of a helicopter pilot. So let's slide into the holidays having learned alot this week.
(15th Week Dec. 8th-12th) here we goooo!!! Final week of preparation before our finals. I can say it right now, you students have been great and I wish I could keep all of you next spring. But I can't so let's go out with a bang and do a great job in preparing for my final. Why not approach all your finals that way. This week (monday) we will learn from a Louisiana Wildlife Agent and the rest of the week we will learn about air meds and some fire safety. We will play alot of games using the information and question from all the chapters. So lets prepare to slam dunk my final next week and then have a great christmas break.
3rd Week (Aug. 15th-2011)
Many Many students did well on last weeks Health and Intro. to 1st Responder test. Great job. This week in Health we will start Nutrition. We all love to eat so lets start eating things that will make us feel better. We will cover all the Nutrients, importance of water, what is a balanced meal, importance of breakfast and many other interesting facts about food. In Intro. to first responder, we will go into the legal and ethics of the treatment of patients. We will cover the different kinds of conscent you need to start treatment. If our equipment is in, we will start with taking bloody gloves off. Of course we will use red paint. Have a good week.
4th Week (Aug. 22nd-26th,)
Hope you had a great weekend. This week in Intro. to 1st Responder, we will start Chapter 3. This chapter talks on death and dying, stress, body substances and how we MUST avoid them. In health, we will continue our coverage of nutrition with emphasis on planning a healthy meals, how to order healthy in a restaurant, and table manners. So, as you can see, we have some really cool stuff to tackle. We will do fine.
5th Week (Aug. 29th-Sept. 2nd)
WOW, already in our 5th week, good bye August. This semester will fly by so lets keep up with those notes.
In health, we will go into the effects of Alcohol. We will learn that alcohol just doesn't affect the drinker, it affects many others. In Intro to 1st Responder, we will go into the various parts of the body like bones, muscles, etc. Want a tip in making a great grade in my class, READ THOSE NOTES NIGHTLY.
6th Week (Sept. 6th-9th)
Hope you had a great Labor Day Weekend. In Health we will continue our discussion of substance abuse and go from alcohol to drugs. Yes, alcohol is a drug, but we will go into the other form of drugs such as cocaine, how it starts, the various treatments for it. The biggest part we will discuss is the ability to say NO when it is offered to us. In Intro. to First Responder, we will cover the various ways on how to move a victim is needed. We should have a guest from the EMS to assist us.
7th week (Sept. 12-16th)
Hope that interim was what you wanted. If so, congrats. and work hard to keep it. If not, work harder. You can do it!!!
In health, we will discuss the many ways of protecting our teeth and we will have a few dental hygentists from Advanced Dental Care to come give us advice to perserve our pretty smiles. In first responder, we will go into Airway issues leading up to CPR. In that class, we will also have a guest from the Ambulance Service speaking on CPR. Its going to be another interesting week in Soileau's class here at WFHS (walkers favorite high school) HA.
8th week (Sept. 19th-23rd)
Oh, this is going to be a great week, Pine Tree Festival on Friday--yes teachers like it too, HA.
In health, we will start our coverage of the eyes and ears. We will learn the parts of them, various injuries, and treatments for them. In intro to first responder, we will continue our lesson on Airway managment. We will go more into CPR for the various age victims. On Thursday, both classes will be special, State Trooper Russell Graham will be here to speak and answer questions about driving, laws, and mistakes we all make behind the wheel of the car.
Sept. 26th- 30th
Hope you enjoyed the fair and had a safe weekend. This week in Intro. to 1st Responder we will venture into Patient Assessment (how to communicate with patients and how to determine what is wrong with them). In health, we will be close to that issue, we will learn about safety around the home when it comes to tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, etc.
Should be another interesting week here in room 501 and at Walker Freshman High.
This is going to be a short week--no school Friday--Livingston Parish Fair.
In Health, we will discuss the issues on Cancer. The various carcinogens (things that causes cancer), various treatments, and how others cope with it.
In 1st Responder, we will get into direct pressure on bleeding, hopefully we will have an ambulance come visit us, and do some more CPR, and other things needed to sustain life. This will be our last week together. It has been a great class and they did learn alot. These students will do well should they take the next level of 1st Responder at Walker High School.
On Wed. we will have a representative from LOPA, (organ donation).
On Thursday, we will have a presentation on Cyberbullying.
ANOTHER great week here at WFHS.
Hope you enjoyed your 3 day weekend and the fair. We will enjoy another 3 day weekend. I had to say good bye to a great 2nd hour Intro. to 1st Responder class and a Health class. I expect my new classes to come to class and give it all like these 2 out going classes. In Health (3rd hour), we will start with wellness and how it affects our daily lives. In the new Intro. to 1st Responder (2nd hour) we will start with plenty of initials and exactly what is expected of 1st Responders at a scene.
In 4th hour, we will continue to cover Airways and how it applies to CPR. No matter what class you are in, we will learn something new.
WOW...what a great start with my 2 new classes (2nd & 3rd block). I have some great individuals who want to learn and take steps to a successful school fall semester. In health, we will study Nutrition and how it affects our bodies now and later. In Intro to 1st responder, we will continue studying about our airways and how to treat such events.
On Thursday, what a treat for everybody, State Troopers will be back with a trauma nurse and will bring our the seminualator. Its a mounted truck which spins and shows how seat belts really do save lives.
OK, health class girls, we are getting close to our trip to St. Gabriels Womens Prison. Keep those grades up and make sure you are debt free. More information will come about the trip as we get closer to it. In the class room, 1st Responders will get into more treatments like snake bits, insects bites, etc. In health, we will venture into Substance Abuse (drugs and alcohol). Plenty of videos and extras will be used to get the point across. This will be just another week like the others so far..........GREAT!!!!
Oct. 31-Nov. 4th
Big week coming up. In health, we will discuss the powerful of Drugs. Why people start, the hard treatments to get off the stuff, the expenses of a horrible habit and many of issues of Drug Addiction. Also on Tuesday, our female students will take a field trip to the womens prison. Ladies, hang on. Its an eye opener. In Intro. to 1st Responder....we will go into the issue of blood. How its pump throughout the body, bleeding issues you many incounter, how to apply direct pressure and the techniques of bandages. So it will be another good week. Hope you have a fun safe Halloween......BOO! Yea, you were scared. HA
Time is flying by...keep up the hard work and before you know it, you will get that desired break.
In 2nd hour first responder, we will get into Chapter 5 which has to do with moving patients. Should we move them, how to move them, where to move them, etc. In Health, we will go into tobacco products. We will study why people do it, the effects of the smoke, other damages associated with tobacco products. Some to mention will be dental issues, personal hygiene (odor), etc. In fourth block 1st Responder class.... we will continue chapter 10 (circulatory system) and then wonder into chapter 11, Caring for bone and muscle injuries.
WOW...Thanksgiving is upon us and so is 4 weeks left in the semester. Lets kick in gear and study to the end.
In Health, we will start the week with a presentation from a few Dental Hygentist from Advanced Dental Care. Then the