Time: The Parish Nurse Health Ministry Team meets once a month all months except summer.
Contact: Dana Topliff at 541-977-4050
Welcome to the Parish Nurse Health Ministry Team. This is a team with an R.N. as the facilitator with all other members not having to be any type of medical professional. Our groups’ purpose is to be a resource for all regarding body, mind, and spiritual health. The Parish Nurse can help anyone who needs information about their health care and the team assists with events, clinics, screenings etc. Parish nursing is not hands on nursing. It is providing education and resources so all may obtain the care they need.
Activities we have done include:
-Blood pressure screening once a month or as requested
-Flu clinics each Fall
-Making care bags for the homeless
-Nutrition education classes
-Wellness Tips for website each month
-Monitor AED and First Aid kits
-Pay for nursery employees
-Collaborate with the Caring Ministries
-Send Cards out once a year to those who have lost a loved one
-Provide Care Notes for wellness education
A parish nurse will be available on the first Sunday of each month to test your blood pressure. This will usually be done in the Nurse’s Office.
Parish Nurse Wellness Tip for July 2018
It is summer and the days are beautiful and long. July 28th is world hepatitis day. I know this subject does not sound fun, but it is an important disease to be aware of and take steps to prevent.
There are many types of hepatitis, A, B, and C. They all affect your liver and it is important to learn more about each one. The Mayo Clinic staff talks about the three different types and if you go
to Mayo Clinic you can look up all these types I listed above. The link I have below will discuss type C that is a type we are seeing more.
Go to the link below to learn more!
Have a great July!
Your Parish Nurse
Dana Topliff MPA, BSN, RN
One sunny afternoon in September the Parish Nurse Program organized a geology hike which was enjoyed by those of all ages! Watch the announcement page in the Sunday bulletin for more hikes.