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KC Nursing Students Participate in National Kidney Foundation Health Fair

Eleven Licensed Practical Nursing students from Kaskaskia College’s Vandalia Campus participated in a health fair with the National Kidney Foundation at Salem Township Hospital recently.

 

The students assisted almost 100 clients taking advantage of thr free services to the local community.  The students did client education on diabetes, high blood pressure, and chronic kidney disease.  They also provided information about dietary guidelines for a renal diet and the importance of drinking water instead of other options.

 

Students were set up at stations completing blood and urine testing for early detection of kidney disease.  Blood pressure testing was also provided for early detection and prevention.  In addition, students calculated Body Mass Index screenings and educated the public about the importance of weight control.

 

The National Kidney Foundation’s Kidney Mobile was parked outside with more information and a short video on understanding ways to help prevent kidney disease.

 

LPN students participating included Linda Beck of Bingham; Mary Henkel of Carlyle; Tess Slusher of Centralia; Candace Washburn of Sorento;  Maria Lowry of Centralia, Cassy Kinney of Centralia; Cheyenne Johnson of Mulberry Grove; Kelsey Seyler of Nashville; Sam Evans of Vandalia; Adrienne Weischedel of Vandalia; and Aubrey Edwards of Vandalia.​



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