For more information about the parish nursing ministry, please contact the main office at 423-232-5700.
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Blood drives benefiting Marsh Regional Blood Center are typically held twice-yearly at the church, usually in March and September.
Blood Pressure Clinics
High blood pressure (hypertension) often has no symptoms. It is known as the “silent killer.” Many individuals have undiagnosed or poorly managed hypertension. Having your blood pressure checked regularly can help you learn if you have high blood pressure and can help those with hypertension to better manage their blood pressure. The parish nursing office offers free blood pressure screenings during the last Wednesday night dinner of the month. A registered nurse will be available to take your blood pressure, discuss your findings, and provide counseling.
If you visit the Information Center in the atrium, you will find a large rack of brochures which provide information and encouragement on a range of physical, emotional, and spiritual health issues. These are CareNotes, and they are provided free of charge to everyone as a service of the Parish Nursing ministry.
CPR & BLS Classes
We offer American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR classes and Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Provider classes twice yearly each. These classes must meet a minimum class size before being scheduled, but we also work with groups of individuals to schedule a class with a minimum class size.
Emergency Response Team
The Emergency Response Team (ERT) is a team of health care professionals that volunteer to be on-call in the event of an emergency at FCC. To activate the ERT, notify any staff member or Elder who will relay the need to the on-call ERT member. For those who are currently serving on the team, click here to get the 2012 Emergency Response Team schedule.
Every quarter we release a new issue of Healthy Happenings, a digital newsletter which compiles practical health news and tips from all over the web and places them at your fingertips. To make this tool even more useful, we take your suggestions, interests, and questions into consideration when writing and finding articles, so feel free to contact Sue Colley with any questions you would like to see addressed in the next issue. If your computer has trouble loading the digital copy of the newsletter, stop by the Parish Nursing bulletin board in the adult education wing to grab a hard copy. If the digital version will suit your needs, click here to read the spring 2012 issue of Healthy Happenings.
Every year, the Parish Nursing joins with a host of other ministries around the Tri-Cities to bring about the Pledge2Purity conference. This day-long event encourages teens (grades 6-12) to commit to a life of sexual purity and helps connect them and their parents to regional ministries, churches, and resources that provide services and encouragement to support their pledge. If you would like to volunteer to help out with this event, contact Erica McMurray.
Interested in learning more about one of our services or events? Let us know!