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Reflection On WSU Extensions

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IPE/Leadership Activity Title and Date: Free Health Fair at Union Gospel Mission, Yakima WA, Date: 3/24/2017
*I planned and organized this event a long with my classmate Jessica Richards through our community clinical rotation at WSU Extensions.

List other student participant disciplines, e.g. Pharmacy, Speech and Hearing, DO Med students, etc. Pharmacy, DO Med students, and Dental students volunteered in this event a long with our fellow nursing students. We had many volunteers, as well as our teacher attend.

Write a short description and reflection re. the activity, different perspectives of other professional students, and how this experience (collaboration and discussion) will enhance your ability to utilize other team members in practice.
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This was a perfect spot to host our free health fair, and we educated 61 participants in 2 hours. Planning and organizing this event took a lot of time and effort. However, it was one hundred percent worth it, and I would do it all over again. We used models, posters, and handouts from WSU extensions to educate the participants. Apples, apple juice, apple sauce, toothbrushes, tooth paste, floss, and prizes were all donated to us to give to our participants. We had ten stations, in addition to a company that jumped in and helped our participants sign up for Medicare and Medicaid. Our station included a sign up, nutrition, the important of drinking water, handwashing, heart disease, lung disease, exercise, oral care, a resource, and sign out/prize station. The participants had a piece of paper that had the name of each station on it. Each station the participant visited they would get a volunteer’s initial or a sticker on that section. If they got their whole paper filled out, then they would be eligible to spin our prize wheel and win a prize. I have a detailed outline that describes the education aspects of each station. Let me know if you would like me to email it to you. We had DO med, pharmacy, dental, and nursing students at this event, therefore making it an IPE event. This was an amazing experience, working with all the different students was fun. It was great explaining to the different students the outline of what we wanted them to teach the participants, and giving them free range to be creative about it was fun. It was interesting to compare the different students and their different educational style; all were good. In addition to working with the different students, I also got to work with the participants. One of my favorite moments of the health care was giving a participant a toothbrush, and having them come back to visit our
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