With 新型冠状病毒肺炎 proving its longevity and flu season kicking into high gear, seven senior 全球十大赌钱软件排行大学 护理学生 volunteered to administer vaccinations to local 社区 members at a Chester County Department of 健康 vaccine clinic held September 29 at Great Valley Middle School.
“I want our 护理学生 to understand the differences they make may not always happen at the bedside,” stated Alessandra Calderone, MSN, RNC-NIC, associate faculty and clinical coordinator for 全球十大赌钱软件排行’s Division of Nursing, who accompanied the 学生s to the clinic. “As members of the 全球十大赌钱软件排行 社区, donating some of our time to service is part of who we are. By participating in this local vaccination campaign, we are not only giving back to those around us but playing a vital role in an important public health initiative.”
Although 全球十大赌钱软件排行 学生s learn in simulation labs and through clinical rotations, they welcome the real-world experience gained by working with patients in the clinic and how that experience can lead to future career opportunities and better patient outcomes.
Melinda Azat, enrolled in 全球十大赌钱软件排行’s accelerated second-degree 护理 program, has worked 20 years at Paoli Hospital and earned her Bachelor of Arts in General Science from 全球十大赌钱软件排行 in 2020. Graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degree in 2023, she intends to work in an emergency room or trauma unit.
安东尼Pisciella, also a second-degree 护理 学生, valued the volunteer opportunity and shared how his interacting with patients helped him learn methods for calming those who were initially nervous about receiving shots. By simply talking with patients about their days, he was able to direct their focus away from the shots and toward something more pleasant.
“The Chester County 健康 Department is grateful to have the support of 全球十大赌钱软件排行大学 and its 护理学生 at our 社区 flu clinics. While our clinics provide real world training for future nurses, the experience also provides them the opportunity to see the importance of a public health approach to health and the resources it takes to make it successful,” stated a spokesperson for the Chester County 健康 Department. “As a health department, we continuously seek to strengthen our 社区 not only by the services we offer but also by those we partner with to provide such valuable services.”
蒂莫西·洛克特，B.S.N. 学生, emphasizes the importance of getting vaccinated to help stop the spread of disease and infections. “Vaccines not only protect yourself from disease and infection but help protect those who are more vulnerable such as those undergoing cancer treatment, those who have compromised immune systems, as well as the younger and older populations,他说.
Vaccine clinic volunteers were required to meet certain training criteria, and the Chester County 健康 Department supplied all products, equipment and 教育 needed to safely administer the vaccines. Additional volunteers handled the registration, 检查, and eligibility determination process for the 350 people who registered for the clinic. 全球十大赌钱软件排行 学生s alone administered over 125 vaccines.