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Nursing Students Offering Health Fair and Virtual Dementia Tour Nov. 27

Article by: Rosa Linda Reynoso

Using games to learn more about healthy lifestyles is one way to change bad habits. On Tuesday, Nov. 27, Del Mar College’s (DMC) Nurse Education Department and 56 Level I nursing students will host fun, interactive activities to showcase concepts they studied this semester during a Student Health Fair.

The Level I Nursing Health Fair showcases our students’ knowledge and skills to promote healthy habits and to cover healthcare topics. The fair focuses on diverse populations. The whole community is welcome to attend.
Dr. Donna Huddleston, Associate Professor of Nurse Education

The FREE fair runs 1 to 5 p.m. in the Harvin Student Center on the College’s East Campus at Ayers Street and Baldwin Boulevard, including Virtual Dementia Tours. Event activities are open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Huddleston at 361-698-2874 or dhuddleston@delmar.edu.

 

Nursing students will be interacting with the community and other students to provide the best and latest health information with a focus on culture and diversity, including the topics:

  • Sleep Disorders and Interventions
  • What is your BMI?
  • How You Can Avoid Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke
  • Your Signs and Symptoms of Osteoarthritis (Chronic Pain)
  • What It Means if You Have Degenerative Disc Disease (Neuropathic Pain)
  • Warm Weather Infections and How You Can Avoid Them
  • Impetigo Tinea Pedis
  • What Do You Do for Fevers in Infants and Children?
  • What Are the Care Needs of a Child who has Down Syndrome?
  • How You Can Avoid Eye Injuries

A key highlight is the Virtual Dementia Tour, a simulated experience designed to raise awareness for those who care for a person with dementia. The tour focuses on the needs of this vulnerable population while showcasing concepts of coping and human development. Families, companies and organizations dealing with people with dementia can gain greater understanding of the realities of the disease.

 

About Del Mar College

Del Mar College empowers students to achieve their dreams. We offer quality programs, individual attention, outstanding instruction through faculty with real-world experience and affordable costs to credit and noncredit students in Corpus Christi and the South Texas Coastal Bend area. Nationally recognized while locally focused, we’re ranked in the top two percent of community colleges in the country granting associate degrees to Hispanic students (Community College Week). Del Mar College focuses on offering our students programs that match current or emerging career opportunities. Whether students are interested in the fine arts, sciences, business, occupational or technical areas, students get the education they need for the future they want at Del Mar College.