Students promote health at the Farm Show

  Friday, July 17, 2015 2:00 AM

Pittsburg, KS

Students promote health at the Farm Show

Some of the first people to greet visitors to the Four State Farm Show this weekend are students in PSU’s Irene Ransom Bradley School of Nursing. Each year at the Farm Show, PSU students share a tent with Via Christi Hospital where they offer free blood pressure checks and information about everything from diabetes to ticks and sunscreen.

Helping at the Farm Show is a valuable exercise for students in the Client and Family Health Practicum. Faculty say the experience gives students an opportunity to teach and interact with a population that they may serve as nurses.

Assistant Professor Jennifer Harris, who was supervising some of the students on Friday, said both students and visitors to the tent seemed to enjoy the interaction.

As the heat index rapidly climbed toward triple digits, it was a good place to grab some shade, a cool drink and maybe a little more knowledge about staying healthy.

farm show blood pressure checks

Students Marcella Schropp and Priscella Caron get to know visitors to the Four State Farm Show.



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