We were extremely excited to have been invited by the Vet Techs to join them in viewing the presentation given by McCrory's pharmacy. We learned so much about extemporaneous compounding and all of the new ways that their pharmacy is trying to create medications to fit each individual patient (including their animal patients). We learned about gels they can use which are liquid while cold but solid at room temp or body temp. They use these gels to compound different medications for animals including antibiotics for the ears. Using the gel instead of drops helps to prevent dogs from shaking the medication out because it solidifies after application.
The students had a great time hosting a water station at the El Paso Marathon this past weekend. Our theme was Superheroes/Supervillians. The teachers are extremely proud of the station that the students built! Way to go CCTE Pharm! Thank you to Ms. Manriquez, Mrs. Jacobs, Mr. Archard, Mr. Renteria, Mr. Thompson and Mrs. Perez for helping us with the water station on the day of the race. A special thank you to Mr. Renteria for helping us out with the banana donation!
Congratulations to Lizette who received a scholarship from the UTEP Scholars Excellence Program! Your teacher and classmates are very proud of you! Check out the article below.
Congratulations to our Pharmacology HOSA Chapter who competed last week in the HOSA Area Competition in Lubbock, TX!!! Our chapter advanced ten students State Competition!! HOSA State will take place April 9-11, 2015 in Dallas, TX. Contact our chapter at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to make a donation to help us get to State! Way to go Pharm students!!!!
1st Place Sports Medicine 3rd Place Health Education (team event)
2nd Place Forensic Medicine (team event) 3rd Place Medical Terminology
2nd Place Biomedical Laboratory Science 3rd Place Pharmacology
2nd Place Researched Persuasive Speaking
Today our HOSA chapter's Health Education team went to Armendariz Middle School to complete the final portion of their competitive event project. The Pharm students taught a 7th grade class basics about the cardiovascular system. They even brought a sheep heart they dissected for the students to see. Awesome job guys!