October 13, 2017 - 4:12pm
Southeast Arkansas College held its annual Health and Wellness Fair on Wednesday, October 11th, in the McGeorge Seminar Room. The event was coordinated by Temeke Butler, SEARK College Counselor, and Jennifer Holcomb, Dean of Nursing and Allied Health.
Approximately 270 faculty, staff, and students attended this year’s event. Nursing and Allied Health students utilized their training by providing attendees with health screenings which included blood pressure checks, BMI readings, glucose and cholesterol levels. Ms. Holcomb stated “this event is a wonderful opportunity for NAH students to provide health screenings and to encourage our entire campus community about the importance of staying healthy.”
The Arkansas Department of Health administered flu shots and Jefferson Comprehensive Care conducted HIV/AIDS testing. Wendy Talbot with the KOMEN/PINK Project provided information on early detection and breast cancer prevention. Connie Robinson with UAPB’S Minority Health Initiative, provided vital information to assist with cessation of smoking and the Stamp Out Smoking campaign. The SEARK College’s Emergency Medical Sciences Department had SimMan on display for attendees to observe. SimMan, a computerized patient simulator, can breathe, talk, and generate heart, breath and bowel sounds. Students are able to check his blood pressure, insert an IV and shock him which enables them to have practical hands on training. Super 1 Foods donated fruit, granola bars and water for everyone to enjoy.
For more information about the SEARK Health Fair or additional health initiatives on the SEARK campus contact Temeke Butler at tbutlerseark.edu or (870) 850-2183.
Photo Caption: Students, Staff and Faculty take advantage of the many services offered at the 2017 SEARK Health Fair.