UE Nursing Students Plan Seizure and Choking Safety Class for Local Foster Families

Posted: Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Senior nursing students at the University of Evansville will host a seizure and choking safety class for area foster families on Thursday, November 14. The event is in partnership with Borrowed Hearts, a resource and support network for foster families, and will be held from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. at Aldersgate United Methodist Church.

UE nursing student Katie Morguson explains that, "Some families may not wish to take in a child or may fear to take in a child if they have certain medical conditions, which they may not know how to manage. By teaching seizure safety and choking prevention, we are bridging this gap."

Students are also gathering items to be donated to Borrowed Hearts for foster families. Items being collected are children's clothing, hygiene products, and lice treatment kits.

Each year, the Senior Nursing Class at UE develops a projects that will target a health need in the community, focusing on a vulnerable population. This year, the class wanted to focus on foster children and developed a plan with Borrowed Hearts to identify the need of managing medical conditions.

Aldersgate United Methodist Church is located at 5130 Lincoln Avenue in Evansville. For more information on the project or how to donate, email lh226@evansville.edu.

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