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Nursing Students Provide Hands-on Support to Linda Vista

Nursing Students Provide Hands-on Support to Linda Vista

Four students in the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science’s Master’s Entry Program in Nursing (MEPN) are stepping up to support Linda Vista, the diverse neighborhood where USD is located.

The students will be creating a video instructing community members about the implications and relevance of hands-on CPR and protective equipment for the Linda Vista Virtual Health Fair.

During the coronavirus pandemic, healthcare professionals note that the vast majority of cardiac arrests will be in the home setting and responders are likely to be friends or family. To reduce the risk of contracting the virus, responders need to take special precautions including laying a cloth, towel or clothing over the person’s mouth and nose while performing CPR.

Natalie Winterburn and Sabrina Tirador, two of the four students, say they were grateful for the opportunity and look forward to doing more for the community during this difficult time. “It was a true pleasure being afforded the opportunity to give back amidst the current state of affairs,” the two said.

With elderly and homeless populations at heightened risk for contracting the virus, they hope to have MEPN students volunteer to grocery shop for those in need, donate food, clothing or unused protective personal equipment (PPEs) or create posters and letters showing support to populations and hospitals in the surrounding community.

“We hope that in some way we can contribute our time, knowledge, and helping hands in any significant way,” the two added.   

— Liz Harman

 

 

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