Saturday, September 27, 2014

Public Health Workshop for House Moms

This week we had two groups of nursing students visit from the Denver School of Nursing. Although the first group of students was only here at Espwa for a few days, they were very busy during their time. One of the projects the group worked on was having a public health information session for our Espwa house mothers to attend.

The nursing students taught about proper tooth-brushing techniques, how to make toothpaste with baking soda, and showed the house mothers how to recognize scabies and ringworm on the children and when to send them to the clinic. The session went very well and the house mothers asked lots of questions. We hope that someday soon we will be able to acquire the medications we need to treat all of the children suffering with scabies and ringworm. For now, knowing how to spot it is a first step in the right direction.

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