USF College of Nursing Students and Faculty Volunteer at Florida Hospital Tampa special health screening event
University of South Florida College of Nursing faculty and students volunteered at a special health screening event hosted by Florida Hospital Tampa-Pepin Heart Institute at the hospital’s Wallace Conference Center on April 11, 2013. The event was sponsored by Florida Hospital Tampa and USF Health Service Corps in conjunction with ABC Action News Channel 28 ‘Taking Action for your Health’ series.USF Nursing students conducting health screenings at the Florida Hospital Tampa event on April 11, 2013 Photo provided by Florida Hospital Tampa
Florida Hospital Tampa, a USF College of Nursing clinical partner, teamed up with ABC Action News to encourage the Tampa Bay community to take 15 minutes for their health. To accomplish that, they offered free health screenings including cholesterol, blood sugar, blood pressure, body mass index (BMI), and one-on-one consultations with a healthcare professional to discuss results.USF College of Nursing’s Dr. Zambroski and Nursing students at the Florida Hospital Tampa health screening event Photo provided by Florida Hospital Tampa
USF College of Nursing students assisted with those health screenings performing blood pressure, blood glucose, cholesterol levels and BMIs. USF Nursing Associate Professor and Associate Dean, Student Affairs and Community Engagement, Constance Visovsky, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, and Associate Professor and Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Programs, Cheryl Zambroski, PhD, RN, also were available on site to answer students’ questions if needed.USF Nursing students conducting health screenings at the Florida Hospital Tampa event Photo provided by Florida Hospital Tampa
“This was a great opportunity for students to work with other health professionals in meeting the needs of the community in Tampa bay,” said Dr. Zambroski.