Parish Nursing at CCPC
Central College Presbyterian Church is blessed to have a Parish Nurse(PN) program in place with RN Amy Taylor on staff. The PN program provides healthcare information, activities and programs throughout the year. Volunteer RN's assist with regularly scheduled blood pressure screenings and more.
|Special Event - Thursday, October 5||Opiate Crises in Central Ohio|
|4,050 Ohioans died last year due to overdoses…this epidemic extends into the suburbs. Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 7pm in Ballard Hall at Central College Presbyterian Church 975 S. Sunbury Rd. Westerville, OH 43081.
This topic will be presented by Dr. Anahi Ortiz, Franklin County Coroner and member of the Franklin County Opiate Crisis Coalition and will include information on different aspects of the opiate crisis: what is addiction, treatment for addiction, risk factors and preventative factors, recovery and general statistics. She will also discuss ways that churches and communities can help. ALL are invited and encouraged to attend. Details HERE
Health Happenings Spotlight - October 2017- Be Prepared
Central Ohio is often the topic of jokes about quickly changing weather conditions and although we don’t always appreciate our weather, we are fairly safe from a variety of natural disasters. This doesn’t mean however, that events such as tornados, ice storms, floods and even the rare strong winds from hurricanes don’t happen to us in Ohio. Due to the recent catastrophic floods in Texas, I thought this is an appropriate time to review basic home emergency preparedness The Ohio Department of Health suggests that we all make a kit, have a plan, and be informed. Basic kit supplies include:
• Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days for drinking and sanitation.
• Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
• Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
• Flashlight and extra batteries
• First aid kit
• Whistle to signal for help
• Dust mask, to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
• Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
• Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
• Can opener for food (if kit contains canned food)
• Local maps
• Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger
Create a Plan: Develop an emergency plan for your family since you may not be together when an event occurs. Talk about how you will contact each other. This could include contacting the same out of town friend or family member by phone or email since it may be easier to call long distance than local.
Be Informed: Watch TV, listen to the radio, or be on social media to get directives for your area such as, whether to evacuate or shelter at home.
Care Visitors - Providing care to Caregivers. Get more HERE.
Communion Bread - The communion bread at CCPC is now gluten-free (11/15). Ingredients include milk, eggs butter, and gluten flour (Whole grain sorghum flour, brown rice flour ,whole grain millet flour, rice flour, whole grain quinoa flour, xanthan gum.) The flour does not contain any nut flours.
+ Blood Pressure Screenings - During the months of July, August, and September, the parish nurses will be checking blood pressures on the third Sundays of the month.
Please let us know if you would like pastoral care. Please be aware that unless we are notified, Central College Presbyterian Church may not know that you have been hospitalized. One of our members, a family member of the affected member, or a hospital employee who has been given permission (requested by the patient) to contact the church directly, may contact the church to let us know of your hospitalization. This is part of federal HIPAA regulations, but has been hospital policy for many years.
With your best care in mind. Amy Taylor, Parish Nurse (Contact Amy)