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