Greetings from your Wesley Nurse




Daniela Kulyas, R.N. BSN.
210-654-0404, ext. 142

email: DKulyas@mhm.org


Windcrest United Methodist Church
Health and Resources Fair
March 19, 2020
CANCELED

Windcrest UMC is happy to announce the 2020 health and Resources fair. We invite the community to stop by the fair; With 20 vendors/presenters, it is a place to come gather
resources, check on your health, and try to win door prizes. Come and bring a friend, all are welcome! March 19, 2020 from 8:00 am -12:00 noon.

Do not miss out, participants include:

Windcrest Police Department

UT Health SA

Mobile Fit with FREE Zumba class and FREE health screenings

Food bank with FREE food demonstration and client services

Windcrest pediatric Dentistry – FREE DEMO

Bexar County Dispute Resolution Center

Sun research Institute

CentroMed

Life Choice

YMCA

Texas Diaper Bank

Big brother Big sister of San Antonio

Carelink

Connecting kids to coverage

SAWS

Allwell (Superior Health Plan)

Meals on Wheels and Ani-meals

          Free snacks,

               Free Giveaways,

                    prize drawings,

                                   And more…


From the Wesley Nurse

As we hear more and more about COVID-19, otherwise known as the Coronavirus and increased travel with Spring Break on the horizon, we need to get back to basics. In a recent article by Maria Cohut Ph.D published in Medical News Today, we are reminded that one of the best ways to prevent the spread of flu and similar viruses is by proper handwashing. In Cohut (2020) a recent study out of Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge by Nicolaides et al. (2019) is reviewed which states, “30% of people do not wash their hands” (para. 8). Cohut (2020) goes on to report that those who do wash their hands, only half actually use soap and those that use soap, may not wash properly.

What can we do? Lead by example and follow the Centers for Disease Control Guidelines:

Follow these five steps every time.

  1. Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.
  2. Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
  3. Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.
  4. Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
  5. Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.

If soap and water aren’t available, you can use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

References

Article written by: by Laura Rivas MSN, RN

Centers for Disease Control (CDC). (2020). Handwashing: Clean hands save lives. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/campaign.html#anchor_1569614652

Cohut, M. (2020). Why handwashing could really slow down an epidemic. Retrieved from https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/why-hand-washing-really-could-slow-down-an-epidemic

Nicolaides, C., Avraam, D., Cueto-Felgueroso, L., Gonzalez, Marta C., Juanes, R. (2019). Hand‐Hygiene mitigation strategies against global disease spreading through the air transportation network. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1111/risa.13438


What is normal Blood Pressure (hypertension)?

Hypertension;high blood pressure

What organs are affected if you do not treat your hypertension?

Need to check your blood pressure or understand more? See Daniela, your Wesley Nurse!!!

Blessings
Daniela Kulyas, R.N. BSN, WUMC Wesley Nurse