Allen College Nurses Deliver Free Rural Care

October 17, 2011

altWATERLOO, Iowa — Services of Allen College’s free clinic (ACE-SAP) were provided to residents of two rural Iowa communities on October 8th and 10th. The College’s second rural clinic in Oelwein was held Oct 8th with 34 patients being seen. Undergraduate and graduate Allen nursing altstudents provided a range of free health services to 34 patients at Oelwein.  In addition, Palmer Public Health Nurses provided immunizations as they did at the spring clinic. Patients received 39 prescriptions, 16 lipid panels, five A1Cs, and 15 referrals. Eighty-four percent of patients met federal poverty guidelines. Patient ages ranged from 2 weeks to 91 years. Two patients with acute illnesses were also treated at the Oelwein free clinic.

ACE-SAP provided its first rural clinic in Charles City on Oct 10th. Allen students provided care to 24 patients presenting to the Charles City clinic. Allen faculty member Brenda Barnes and four medical laboratory science students assisted with lab work doing both point of care testing alt(lipids and A1Cs) and lab draws for more extensive laboratory tests. Floyd County Public Health Nurses were there to provide immunizations and assist with referrals to community agencies.   Care provided to the Charles City patients was similar to that provided in Oelwein.

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