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Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center recently participated in an educational activity at Bloneva Bond Primary School. The event, which aimed to promote wellness, good hygiene and proper nutrition, featured interactive stations where K-2 students learned about various aspects of health care.
The medical residents said they were thrilled to interact with the over 120 students, who were eager to show off their teddy bears and participate in the activities.
As part of the clinic, NFMMC's residents set up four interactive stations to teach the students about various aspects of health care. At one station, students learned how to measure their teddy bears' vital signs, including blood pressure and pulse rate, using equipment such as stethoscopes and pulse oximeters. At another station, students learned the importance of good hygiene and how to correctly cough or blow their noses. The third station focused on nutrition and healthy eating habits, while the final station taught students basic first aid skills and how to treat teddy bear "boo-boos."
"The residents were impressed by the students' enthusiasm and willingness to learn," said Megan Wentland, NFMMC residency coordinator. "We had a wonderful time sharing our health care knowledge and seeing how engaged the students were with the activities."
A press release stated, “NFMMC's participation in the ‘teddy bear clinic’ demonstrates the medical center's commitment to promoting health care education and community outreach initiatives. The event served as an excellent opportunity for the NFMMC's resident program to engage with the local community and raise awareness about the importance of health care education.”
To learn more about NFMMC's community outreach and health care education initiatives, visit www.nfmmc.org.
Doctors Jensen, Sarai-Kang and Steinemann.