Friday, November 15, 2019

Parish Nurse Notes

October is …

Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women.
About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast
cancer at some point. The good news is that most women can
survive breast cancer if its found and treated early. A mammogram – the
screening test for breast cancer – can help find breast cancer early
when its easier to treat.

Barb will be available at the church on Wednesdays from 10 am to noon and also for blood pressure screenings on the fourth weekend of the month both Saturday & Sunday before and after services in the conference room.

She can be reached at 785-408-4114 (IM or voice), at, or you may leave a message with the church office or in her box in the Fellowship Hall.

The Focus of Parish Nurse Ministry is…
Promoting health and wellness
Caring for the “whole” person.
Making referrals as appropriate. (This is not a substitute for physical health care).
Bringing wholeness and healing to the faith community.
Educating, supporting and counseling all members

Some of the services a parish nurse can provide are….
Referrals to appropriate support services, support and prayer during times of crisis, grief
and celebration.
Health education and promotion. Support to members on health-related issues in
a confidential manner.
Home, hospital and nursing home visits, as needed.

Barb Keil, RN, is the Parish Nurse for OSLC. Stop by the display in the concourse.