Nearly 800 children and adults in Spokane County are protected against flu, chickenpox, measles, shingles and other illnesses thanks to students and faculty at Washington State University Health Sciences.
A small-town pharmacist dispenses medication, of course. But they might also provide clinical services like immunizations and blood pressure screenings; consult on health issues; or even act as a de facto benefits or case manager for customers.
Wednesday, May 30
By Kim Pendilla
After spending almost three weeks in Peru, our trip has finally come to an end. As all of us make our way back home, we’re sad to see everyone go. I mean, we spent Almost Every Waking moment together!
Students from the Washington State University colleges of Nursing and Pharmacy vaccinated more than 850 people in Spokane County this fall.
The pharmacy student said she didn’t realize a nurse’s touch was such an important part of patient assessment.
By Addy Hatch
Crimson scrubs, white lab coats and black polo shirts mingled in the basement of the College of Nursing this week as an interprofessional simulation got under way. The scenario: a Cougar football player collapses in 97-degree heat in the afternoon session of “daily doubles” practice.
Teams included students from WSU Spokane’s College of Nursing and College of Pharmacy, the University’s Athletic Training and Nutrition Exercise and Physiology programs, and the University of Washington’s MEDEX Northwest physician assistant program.
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Pacific NW University $1.75M HRSA grant provides interprofessional learning opportunities for health science students across Central Washington
Since fall 2015, students at the college in Yakima have participated in several interprofessional events (IPE) in coordination with central Washington higher education partners: Pacific NW University of Health Sciences, Central Washington University, Yakima Valley Community College, Heritage University, and WSU College of Pharmacy in Yakima. Nearly 300 students participated in the first IPE event, where students worked in small groups to complete various patient … » More …