PSU Nursing Students Promote Good Health at Farm Show

PSU Nursing Students Promote Good Health at Farm Show
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PSU students are also at the farm show, promoting good health to shoppers who usually spend much of their time outdoors.

Representatives from Via Christi, the Midwest Cancer Alliance, and PSU all welcomed in visitors at their booth with a coat of sunscreen.

About twenty students and health officials are checking blood pressure and looking for signs of skin cancer, a valuable learning opportunity as they teach the population they may later serve as nurses.

“You know a lot of these people visiting the farm show are farmers and have been in the sun their entire life and are at high risk of getting skin cancer. so it’s very important that people check their skin and know what’s what,” says KUMC Dermatology Resident Dr. Kaitlyn Foote.

“Out here in the heat when you’re working really hard and the heats bearing down on you, you want to know that you’re still in good health. so they want to see what their blood pressure is and if there is anything concerning we can go tell them to see their doctor and just kinda be an extra set of eyes and ears for ’em out here,” says PSU Nursing Student Joanna Ross.

The booth also offered visitors to the farm show relief from the heat and a shady spot to rest.