MOBILE MEDICAL CLINIC PROVIDES BETTER HEALTHCARE SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY
As part of their community health course, Concordia University Texas School of Nursing students are now utilizing a medical van to better serve their community.
Their Mobile Medical Missions van functions as a pop-up clinic offering free, basic healthcare to two counties and has sufficient space for medical supply storage and seating for clients and nurses though. Though their community healthcare activities are becoming efficient with the use of a mobile medical van, they have been working on projects like these since 2015.
The van was first put up by students last month, helping individuals living under an Austin bridge, and setting up foot-washing stations while a local ministry provided fellowship and food.
In an interview, Concordia’s Nursing program director Dr. Greta Degen, RN said, “The biggest impact the van has is that it allows Concordia nursing students to become the first stop for people in the community who are wrestling with a medical issue. Students can use their nursing knowledge to screen and educate individuals on their health issue or medication before needing to go see a doctor or visit an emergency room.”
Mobile clinics has been used globally to serve areas devastated by war, natural disasters, and humanitarian crises.
Erudite Nursing Institute™ encourages medical schools and health institutions to develop medical projects like Concordia University Texas School of Nursing’s mobile medical van to further improve services in all communities especially on those areas that are medically underserved.
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