February is American Heart Health Month and several nurses across the district took the opportunity to promote awareness about heart education.
Prairie Ridge Elementary got into the heart of the month by selling t-shirts and encouraging staff and students to wear red on Go Red For Women Day. Nurse Mona Conrad, LPN encouraged heart awareness by sharing educational information on a bulletin board in the health office.
At Mill Valley High School, nurses Heather Van Dyke, RN and Kerry O’Keefe-Owens, LPN highlighted CPR during the month of February. They decorated bulletin boards and their office with disco themes, encouraging staff and students to learn more about how “Disco saves lives”. This theme references the CPR compression teaching tool in which the correct compression pace can be done in time to the beat of the disco favorite “Staying Alive”. Any student who asked Nurse Van Dyke about how disco can save lives was rewarded with a Life Saver candy. The message was also shared with staff through e-mail and videos on how to perform CPR.
Pictured left to right: Kerry O'Keefe Owens LPN, Heather Van Dyke, RN