Friday, May 3, 2013

Senior Nursing Students - Volunteer at RICI Health Fair

On Thursday April 18th, 2013, six Ashland University senior nursing students participated in a health fair at the Richland Correctional Institution (RICI).  These students and their AU clinical instructor were invited to participate by Trinity Floyd, RN, HCA of RICI. 

Students participated in the health fair as part of their Community and Global Health nursing course.  Dr. Wanda Franklin, the course instructor, provided the students with materials for posters and educational resources.  The students made two posters: one to display normal blood sugar and the other blood pressure. 

Various disciplines were represented at the health fair including dietary, vision, mental health, and drug and alcohol abuse.  Ashland University nursing students provided various health screenings and education at RICI including: blood pressure, pulse, pulse oximetry, blood sugar, and health education.  Any abnormal readings were noted and the information was relayed to the medical team for follow up care.  The students were excited to participate in this event and enjoyed the experience immensely.

 Back Row: Caitlin Jones, Lucas Biddle, Lauren Hale, Nicholas Lanzer, Delia Felder
Front Row: Melessa Starnes Damoff (AU clinical faculty), Bridget Wagner