Nurses Corner

Stop the Bleed Class

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Stop the Bleed is a nation-wide campaign to empower individuals to act quickly to save lives.  Stop the Bleed.  During the 90 minute class, students will learn to recognize serious bleeding and ways to control it such as applying direct pressure, packing wounds, and use of a tourniquets.

Date: TO BE RESCHEDULED

Time: TO BE RESCHEDULED

Where: Classrooms A and B in Building B. 

 

Class will be limited.  Contact Olga Blanchard to sign up.

Life Line Screening

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LifeLine Screening will be at CELC

Date: Wednesday, November 23

Time: Appointments need to be scheduled

Where: BldgB Sanctuary

Preregistration is required. There are three different ways to sign-up:

•Life Line Screening is coming to your community for a one-day Preventive Healthcare Screening.

•Life Line Screening goes beyond regular checkups to look inside your arteries for signs of plaque build-up

A package of five screenings to identify risk for stroke, heart disease and other chronic conditions will be offered:

 

Carotid Artery Screening (Plaque)

An ultrasound is performed to screen the carotid arteries (a pair of blood vessels in the neck that deliver blood to your brain) for buildup of fatty plaque. This buildup, called atherosclerosis, is one of the leading causes of stroke.

Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening

An Ankle-Brachial Index (ABI) test is performed using blood pressure cuffs on the arms and legs. It is important to screen for PAD because it increases the risk of coronary artery disease, heart attack, or stroke.1

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA).  An ultrasound is performed to screen the abdominal aorta for the presence of an enlargement or aneurysm. AAA can lead to a ruptured aortic artery, which is a serious medical emergency.

Atrial Fibrillation

A 6-lead electrocardiogram (EKG) is performed by placing sensors on the arms and legs to screen for Atrial Fibrillation. AFib can lead to blood clots, stroke, and heart failure, and other heart-related complications.

Osteoporosis Risk

An ultrasound is performed to measure the shin bone for abnormal bone mass density. This can help assess the risk of osteoporosis, a disease where bones become weak and brittle.

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Blood Pressure Checks

You are invited to take advantage of our free blood pressure readings every 2nd Sunday of the month after worship.