Safety Service Day Held at Kent State East Liverpool
Kent State University at East Liverpool recently held a Safety Service Day to promote health, wellness and safety practices. East Liverpool Police Chief John Lane, Fire Chief Bill Jones, Nursing Lab Coordinator Janet Peterson and Wellness Counselor Kathrine Vance-Righetti each shared essential safety tips and procedures.
Students, faculty and staff gathered to listen as Lane discussed best practices to survive an active shooter situation. The crowd listened intently as he shared video simulations of several of the most notable mass shootings at high schools and colleges. Jones shared fire safety information and demonstrated how to properly use a fire extinguisher. Peterson demonstrated how to administer emergency medical care and discussed the importance of knowing CPR. Vance-Righetti spoke on the stigma surrounding mental health and highlighted the need for tolerance and understanding.
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To welcome its new birthing manikin and the infant it delivers, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing department held a baby shower complete with games, snacks, gifts and decorations.
While a traditional baby shower helps celebrate an approaching birth, this shower included a simulated birthing experience involving nursing faculty and students who are in the parent-child module of their coursework.
Kent State East Liverpool students from the Occupational Therapy Assistant and the Physical Therapist Assistant programs combined their fundraising efforts to make a monetary donation to Focus Hippotherapy, an outdoor equestrian facility in Berlin Center that treats individuals with a variety of diagnoses.
The students presented a check to Dawn Speece, owner and executive director of the facility who founded the program in 1993. Hippotherapy comes from the Greek word “hippos,” meaning horse, and is defined as treatment with the help of a horse.
Rad Tech students on the Salem Campus celebrated National Radiologic Technology Week with several activities and a luncheon. The week is traditionally observed in hospitals and healthcare facilities across the country to recognize the role of radiologic technology and radiation therapy professionals in partner care and healthcare safety and to commemorate the discovery of x-rays on Nov. 8, 1895, by Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen.