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2019 ISU Health Fair

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The ISU Kasiska Division of Health Sciences (KDHS) Health Fair is March 7th from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. This event will showcase all of the different health care programs and clinic services offered at ISU. These include, but are not limited to pharmacy, dental hygiene, physician assistant studies, radiographic science, community and public health, nursing, and more. There will be individual stations for each of the different healthcare programs and a screening station provided by KDHS clinics where students and faculty will be able to answer any questions about their field of study.

This year’s Health Fair is different than the past fairs. ISU faculty and students will be talking about a variety of health and wellness topics. There will be learning centers, educational booths, live presentations, food demos and displays from the ISU programs. “The ISU KDHS Health Fair is a services and education-based event with a focus on evidence-based and scholarly activities,” says Dr. Omotayo Omotowa, clinical professor and Health Fair planning committee member.

First semester nursing students will be performing health assessment screening on the attendees and will be taking their vital signs, which includes blood pressure and heart rate. They will also be doing height and weight assessments. The nursing students that are in a public health course will also have a booth set up to perform diabetic foot assessments. They will be educating attendees on proper foot care if they have diabetes.  First semester students performing health assessments have found abnormal blood pressures in the past on some of the attendees. From these assessments, the nursing students are able to provide education to attendees on their health, and recommend a follow up visit with their physician if there are any concerns.

Dr. Omotayo Omotowa adds, “Future nursing students will learn that our students participate in university community events and, are exposed to practice their skills outside of the classroom, in a university-wide program like the Health Fair. Assessing and educating the university participants and the people from the community is a way for our students to provide services and practice their skills.” All nursing students will be participating in the health Fair.

Students, faculty, and community members are encouraged to visit the Health Fair and learn more about nursing and other health care professions on March 7th from 7 a.m to 7 p.m in the ISU Pond Student Union Ballroom.

More information can be found at https://www.isu.edu/healthfair/


Written by: Lindsay Taylor, College of Nursing Career Path Intern

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