Glaucoma Awareness Month - Jon Hoaglund, O.D.
Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve, the health of which is vital for good vision. Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness for people over the age of 60. Jon Hoaglund, Doctor of Optometry with Vision Care Clinic in Denison, discusses the syptoms of glaucoma, how to diagnose glaucoma, and treatment options for the disease.
COVID-19 UPDATE - HEATHER RASMUSSEN, CHIEF QUALITY AND ANCILLARY SERVICES OFFICER
COVID-19 continues to be in the news due to the huge number of Omicron variant cases now being reported in Crawford County and around the United States. Heather Rasmussen, Chief Office for Quality and Ancillary Services, discussed the current number of positive cases being reported at CCMH, how to prevent COVID-19 transmissions, and what to do if you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 but are having no symptoms.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES -- DUSTIN DURBIN, VOLUNTEER SERVICES COORDINATOR
CCMH has a significant number of volunteers who serve in different roles for the Patient Transpotation Service, Auxiliary Gift Shop, and SHIIP program, as well as the Good Samaritan Center Thrift Shop. Dustin Durbin, Volunteer Services and Community Outreach Coordinator, discusses the volunteer positions available, the various duties and functions, and how you can sign up to be a volunteer. Visit the Volunteer page on our website, or contact Dustin at email@example.com or 712-265-2520.
CELEBRATING A SAFE AND HAPPY NEW YEAR'S - JASON FRANKLIN, DIRECTOR OF EMERGENCY SERVICES
While the phrase "Happy New Year" is uttered often this time of year, the reality is many people are injured, sometime fatally, on New Year's Eve from drunk drivers, fireworks, and guns. Jason Franklin, Director of Emergency Services, discusses what you can do to protect you and your family from harm this New Year's Eve.
CRAWFORD COUNTY EMS CONFERENCE - DANA NEEMANN, NURSE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION
The Annual Crawford County EMS Conference is coming up in January. There are seven, one-hour, virtual sessions in 2022. Continuing Education Units/Contact Hours are offered for both EMS and Nursing. All sessions will be held on Thursday evenings from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm via WebEx. When you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the WebEx address for the online sessions. Dana Neeman, Nurse Director of Educaton for CCMH, talks about the topics which will be covered during the virtual sessions and the benefits of the training and contact hours.
INFLUENZA VACCINATION WEEK - MICHAEL DELONG, CMA
As much as recent discussion has centered on COVID-19, the influenza vaccination is just as important. CCMH reported its first case of influenza for 2021 which means the flu season is now in full swing. Michael Delong, Certified Medical Assistant and Immunization and Immunotherapy Nurse for CCMH, discusses influenza, how the virus is spread, and what we can do to protect ourselves from the flu this winter.