Phi Delta Chi Hosts Osteoporosis Screening at Health Fair
by Michael Hardy
The Alpha Mu chapter of Phi Delta Chi hosted an Osteoporosis Screening at the 2012 College of Health Sciences Kick-Off to Good Health Fair. The screening took place between 7:30 am to noon in conjunction with the main health fair. This patient care project included three different stations: sign in and a pre-screening questionnaire, the actual screening itself, and a counseling session about good bone health. All of the different stations were manned by PDC brothers, and overseen by Dr. Tonya Woods, who also provided osteoporosis training for the students several days before the event. A total of 64 individuals went through the screening process and included a good mix of university students, faculty and other community members.
A total of seven brothers from the Alpha Mu chapter participated in the screening, each taking on different roles. Brothers were able to improve their patient care skills through helping community members with necessary paper work, using the screening machines, and individualizing important counseling points to each patient. Through feedback forms received after the health fair concluded, multiple individuals lauded the Osteoporosis screening as a successful and valuable event. PDC was proud to host this event and would like to thank all of the students and faculty who made it a success.