Students participate in Respiratory Care Week

Jia Liang, junior, evaluates the blood pressure device before testing it on Joanna Joseph.Photo Credit: Bree Eure
Junior Victoria Avalos measures the height and weight of her colleague, Joanna Joseph, during Respiratory Care Week.<br />Photo Credit: Southwest Shadow Staff
Junior Victoria Avalos measures the height and weight of her colleague, Joanna Joseph, during Respiratory Care Week.
Photo Credit: Southwest Shadow Staff

Juniors in Mrs. Vicki Smith’s class held cafeteria activities to encourage students to live a healthier lifestyle during Respiratory Care Week.

“Since the beginning of brainstorming until the end of performing in front of the school, I believe that Respiratory Care Week is a great way for respiratory students to spread their education and the concepts that they learn in the classroom to teach other students in the health care department,” junior Shirley Siu said.

Respiratory Therapy juniors and seniors were offered the opportunity to inform classrooms on the diseases associated with the respiratory system, how to prevent and recognize diseases, and ways to improve living habits.

“I am having my students participate in Respiratory Care Week to bring awareness to our program area and promote healthy respiratory habits,” Smith said.

During first and second lunch on Nov. 1, various posters, short video clips, and activities were shown to promote daily exercise and information on tobacco products.

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“I really liked Respiratory Care Week because I was able to inform a lot of students and teachers on how to improve their lifestyles by exercising and by following a healthy dietary plan. I also taught students and teachers about what ingredients tobacco products contain,” junior Kenneth Faccinto said.