The blood pressure booth is a great way to practice your blood pressure taking skills while helping an underserved population become aware of the importance of monitoring and maintaining a healthy blood pressure. We are looking for volunteers who are eager to serve and have a deep interest in teaching people. We also have a great need for Spanish speakers because more than half of the visitors to this booth will be Spanish speaking only. Volunteers will be collaborating with Cholesterol and Diabetes volunteers, as BP screening will be provided to a patient along with Cholesterol and Diabetes screening by the same group of people in one room. There will be a separate education room through which volunteers will rotate through.
Check people’s cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Take blood from those screened to be at risk for high cholesterol and run lipid panels. Counsel those with abnormal results or refer to participating physician, if available. One Spanish-speaking volunteer will screen patients to see if they’re eligible to be tested, and may also rotate in to relieve testing staff. There will be a training session before the event to get familiarized with the testing equipment. Volunteers will be collaborating with Blood Pressure and Diabetes volunteers, as cholesterol screening will be provided to a patient along with Cholesterol and Diabetes screening by the same group of people in one room. There will be a separate education room through which volunteers will rotate through.
The Dental Screening Booth will be offering free dental screening for the Health Fair attendees. Volunteers will have the opportunity to hand out dental health information, free toothbrushes and floss, and teach kids and their families about dental health.
The booth will be testing blood glucose levels of the adult participants. The volunteers will be trained a week before the event. There will be a diabetes video playing while people wait to have their test done. This booth is a great way to get some clinical practice in, and also educate the attendees about diabetes. For a lot of attendees, this might be their only regular check up of their blood sugar levels. Volunteers will be collaborating with Blood Pressure and Cholesterol volunteers, as Diabetes screening will be provided to a patient along with Cholesterol and Diabetes screening by the same group of people in one room. There will be a separate education room through which volunteers will rotate through.
Hearing is pivotal to life. Hearing impairment interferes with development, communication, health, and education. This booth will provide a quick, cost effective and efficient screening system for school age children who, if any problems are identified, can be followed up by an audiologist/other medical professional. We will use conventional audiometry where students are instructed to raise their hand or point to appropriate ear when they hear a tone is commonly used. The goal is to detect unilateral or bilateral sensorineural or conductive hearing loss.
Height and Weight
Have you ever wondered what your ideal weight should be? Do you ever feel like the scale is lying to you? A more reliable way to gauge your body fat composition is body mass index (BMI) as well as waist circumference. In this booth, we will be measuring body weight and height of individuals in order to screen for weight categories at risk for health problems. The goal is to educate individuals on what BMI means and give them a better understanding of what it means to be overweight and obese. Volunteers will be given instructions on how to do the calculations, handouts, and all necessary materials.
Volunteers will work with the faculty physician at this booth to perform sports physicals on fair participants (mostly school students who need these physicals to be able to play school sports), helping with various parts of the history and physical examination process.
The vision booth is a great way to enhance your interest in and gain experience in eye health. The population who attends United to Serve does not have access to the regular eye exams. This booth provides them with a basic vision screening as well as information about ocular health and community resources for more in depth examinations. We’re looking for volunteers who are excited about ophthalmology and who would like to gain experience in the use of Snellen, Tumbling E, Near Vision, and Ishihara plates while sharpening their ophthalmic exam skills. Volunteers should be comfortable talking to patients about their vision exam and general ocular health. We especially need volunteers who are comfortable doing screenings and answering questions in Spanish.