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Heath Science Technology

The mission of the Illinois Career and Technical Education Innovative Curriculum Resources Project headed by Illinois State University and funded by Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006, is to facilitate and coordinate Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs in public, secondary and post secondary schools in Illinois. 

GOALS:

Provide state-wide coordination of CTE programs, career awareness and development of initiatives through the creation and dissemination of on-line activities and lesson plans relating to career exploration, career decision making and career guidance. 
Assist in bridging the gap between employers and the educational field by researching strategies to improve communication and collaborative efforts within and between EFE Directors, CTE teachers, career counselors, post secondary institutions and workforce advisory boards. 
Provide innovative, research based, curricular resources through various activities and evaluative techniques.
Undertake a process to review existing CTE curriculum materials, help in the dissemination of curriculum materials, provide professional development based and develop ancillary materials to help support the curriculum materials for Illinois CTE professionals, institutions and workforce advisory boards. 

CONTACTS:

HST Leader - Nance Budde RN at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ISBE - HST Principal Consultant -- Whitney Mehaffy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

IHOA President - Mary Spata RN at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Executive Director, Illinois HOSA - April Sonnefeldt at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

President, Illinois HOSA Board of Directors - Karen Calligaris at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

National HOSA Lieutenant on Compretitive Event Team for Health Profession Events category - Karen Aldworth RN at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Illinois HOSA website - www.illinoishosa.org

IACTE website - www.iacte.org

 

SOCIAL MEDIA:

TWITTER:  Follow me at "@budde_nance" 

***Check out the Illinois Health Occupations Association (IHOA) website!  Join other amazing HST educators in Illinois in making IHOA a leader in HST education resources, professional development, networking, and collaboration.  For information on joining the work of IACTE and its health affiliate IHOA, click HERE.
 
 
Be sure to visit HST NEWS tab !! 
Important healthcare articles covering a wide range of health issues! 
 
CHECK OUT THESE ARTICLES!
 
  • "How to read teen troubles"

 

  • "Antibody helps detect protein implicated in Alzheimer's Disease and other diseases"

 

  • "Microneedle Patches for flu vaccination a success"

 

  • "The false choice that holds our kids back"

 

  • "Study finds rare gain for tough to treat pancreatic cancer"

 

Articles coming soon......

  • "Is there such a thing as normal aging?"

 

  • "Older Americans are hooked on vitamins despite scarce evidence they work"

 

***IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM
THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION***
 
 
Some heart attacks are sudden & intense, but most of them start slowly, with mild pain or discomfort.  
 
Here are the signs that can mean a heart attack is happening!
  • Chest discomfort.  Most heart attacks involve discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or that goes away and comes back.  It can feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain.
  • Discomfort in other areas of the upper body.  Symptoms can include pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach.
  • Shortness of breath.  This feeling often comes along with chest discomfort.  But it can also occur without chest discomfort.
  • Other signs may include breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness.

 

If you or someone you're with has one or more of these signs, call 911 immediately.

  Get to the hospital right away.

 

***IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM

THE AMERICAN STROKE ASSOCIATION***

 

Stroke is a MEDICAL EMERGENCY!  Every second counts, because TIME LOST is BRAIN LOST!  Know these stroke warning signs and share them with others:

  • Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body.
  • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding.
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes.
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination.
  • Sudden, severe headache with no known cause.

 

If you or someone with you has  one or more of they signs,

DON'T DELAY! 

Call 911 immediately so an ambulance -- ideally with advanced life support -- can come.  

 

Check the time so you will know when the first symptoms appeared.  It's important to take immediate action.  If given within three (3) hours of the start of symptoms, a clot-busting drug can reduce the long-term disability for the most common type of stroke.