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School of Health Sciences Hosts Vitals Workshop in Preparation of Global Medical Brigade's Trip to Nicaragua 2016

The School of Health Sciences Global Learning Opportunities Program hosted Elon’s undergraduate Chapter of Global Medical Brigades 2016 for a vital signs and medical terminology workshop.     

Physical therapy and physician assistant studies student volunteeres assisted the undergraduate members of Global Medical Brigades 2016 in a vital sign techniques and medical terminology workshop on November 19th.

Members of the Global Medical Brigades learned how to take blood pressure, heart rate and respiratory rate in preparation for skills needed on a service trip to Nicaragua this coming August. In addition, they enhanced their knowledge of medical terminology and medical abbreviations by playing jeopardy with the DPT and PA student volunteers. 

Meg Wilson, sophomore, taking the blood pressure of one of the DPT student volunteers. 

Thanks to Paula DiBiasio, assistant professor of physical therapy education and chair of the School of Health Sciences Global Learning Opportunities Committee, Global Medical Brigades was able to partake in this engaging workshop.