Nursing students present health education fair

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NATCHITOCHES – Fifth level clinical nursing students from Northwestern State University’s Natchitoches campus organized a student health education fair in the Ebarb community in Sabine Parish earlier this summer.

 

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Ebarb students in PreK through ninth grade who were enrolled in the PALS (Positive Alternatives for Learning Success) program visited health stations where they learned about healthy lifestyles, infection control (hand-washing), the effects of smoking and juuling, the importance of exercise to heart health, central nervous system and reaction times and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for fun. Stations also addressed careers in health care and nutrition choices.

 

“The fifth level clinical students will be graduating this semester and this was their community health service project,” explained Tamara Baxter, assistant professor and coordinator of Natchitoches campus nursing.

NSU nursing student Heather Trichel of Many discussed the health risks of sugary drinks with students attending the health education fair at Ebarb School. The fair was organized for students in PreK-ninth grade as part of a community health service project.
NSU Nursing students Justin LeBleu and Claudia Rouleau of Leesville demonstrated how hard a heart pumps to move blood through the body for youngsters at a health education fair organized as part of a community health service project. Youngsters in PreK through ninth grade were invited to the free event.
NSU nursing students Peyton Ebarb, Rekeithia Pier and Holley Hayden of Natchitoches talked with youngsters from Ebarb about healthy lifestyles, nutrition and safety during a student health education fair organized by PALS (Positive Alternatives for Learning Success) program.
Rekeithia Pier of Natchitoches, a fifth-level clinical nursing student from Northwestern State University led Ebarb youngsters in an activity that explained the dangers of smoking and juuling. Pier was one of several senior nursing students to present at a health education fair at Ebarb School.
Northwestern State University nursing student Samantha Frederick of Winnfield played a game with youngsters from Ebarb do talk about reflexes during a health education fair sponsored by the PALS (Positive Alternatives for Learning Success) program. Youngsters in PreK-ninth grade moved from station to station learning about health and nutrition, safety and how the body works.