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Parish Nurse

“Beloved, I hope you are in good health.  May you thrive in all other ways as you do in the spirit.” – 3 John 2

With the love and guidance of Christ, the Parish Nurse Ministry serves the needs of the individual, the congregation, and the community to achieve optimum wellness of mind, body, and spirit.  The parish nurse is the link between health care and faith communities.  Parish nursing is a specialty within nursing that applies knowledge from theology, pastoral care, and community health to the health needs of the individual congregation and community.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE – Any parishioner wishing to join this ministry is invited to contact Julie Basco.  Members do not need a nursing background or nursing experience to participate.

Stroke warning signs
If you or someone with you has one or more of these signs, don’t delay!
– Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body.
– Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding.
– Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes.
– Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination.
– Sudden severe headache with no known cause.

Immediately call 9-1-1 or the emergency medical services (EMS) number so an ambulance (ideally with advanced life support) can be sent for you. Also, check the time so you’ll know when the first symptoms appeared. It’s very important to take immediate action.

Am I at risk for a stroke?
Anyone can have a stroke. But your chances for having a stroke increase if you meet certain criteria. Some of these criteria, called risk factors, are beyond your control – such as being over age 55. Other uncontrollable risk factors include gender, race, family history, and previous stroke.

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