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 January 2018
This New Year is starting out with a lot of people getting the Flu and other viruses. I’ve recently had some people tell me that they received the Flu vaccine but they still got the Flu.
The Flu vaccine helps prevent the Flu and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) tries to come up with what they predict is the right vaccine each year to help prevent Flu and some viruses. Unfortunately, it is not a perfect system and they can only predict what might be the worst each year. Another fact is that even with the Flu vaccine,some people will still come down with the Flu.
To learn more about the Flu, the Flu vaccine, and prevention strategies please go to the link below. I hope you will stay healthy and “Flu free” this season.
Happy New Year!
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.