Make Your Kid a Safe Sitter in 2015!

The best babysitter is a SAFE SITTER!

Safe Sitter is a medically accurate course that teaches young men and women age 11-14 how to handle emergencies when caring for young children. (But please note: The law in Maryland states you must be 13 years of age to babysit.)

Safe Sitters learn:

  • Basic life-saving techniques
  • Safety precautions to prevent accidents
  • How and when to summon help
  • Tips on basic child care

Safe Sitter classes are available through Peninsula Regional Medical Center.

A fee of $50 covers the day’s program. Partial scholarships are available based on need. For more information on scholarships, call Carol Moore, 410-543-7129.

Scheduled Classes:

  • June 26, 2015, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • July 10, 2015, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • July 24, 2015, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • August 7, 2015, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

For more information about registering your son, daughter, or babysitter, call 410-543-7781.

Register now as class size is limited!

 

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Women’s Heart Screening in Accomack on June 9

heartPeninsula Regional Medical Center’s Guerrieri Heart & Vascular Institute is offering FREE Women’s Heart Screenings on June 9, 2015, from 8:00 a.m. to noon aboard the Wagner Wellness Van at the Accomack County Health Department at 23191 Front Street in Accomac, VA.

The Women’s Heart Screening includes:

  • Fasting lipid profile (total cholesterol, HDL, risk ratio and glucose)
  • Ankle/brachial index
  • Resting 12 lead EKG
  • Body fat percentage
  • Body mass index
  • Pulse oximetry testing
  • Hand Grip Strength
  • Risk factor analysis
  • Review of current medications

Appointments are available every hour. Please fast for 8 hours prior to your appointment. Call Peninsula Regional Medical Center Cardiac Rehab 410-543-7026 to schedule your FREE Women’s Heart Screening appointment.

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Insulin Pump Meet & Greet at PRMC

Do you have diabetes? Have you heard about insulin pumps and are curious about how they work? Come to the Insulin Pump Meet and Greet on Monday, May 18, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Insulin pump vendors from a number of companies will be on hand to show you the different features of their devices. This will be an excellent opportunity for you to see what’s out there and how an insulin pump works. We would love to know if you are attending. Please give us a call at 410-543-7061, select option # 2, then option # 1 for appointments and scheduling to RSVP.

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Dr. Jeanty Joins Peninsula Regional Medical Center

Dr. Rachel Jeanty has joined Peninsula Regional's hospitalist group.

Dr. Rachel Jeanty has joined Peninsula Regional’s hospitalist group.

Rachel Jeanty, MD, was recently granted active staff membership with privileges in the Department of Medicine, in the specialty of Internal Medicine, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center.

Dr. Jeanty received her medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, D.C., and completed a residency at Howard University Hospital.

Dr. Jeanty is board-certified in Internal Medicine. She has joined the Peninsula Regional Medical Group Hospitalist Service.

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Thank You Nurses!

We’ve had a great week at PRMC during National Nurses Week, which wraps up tonight at our Nursing banquet at Green Hill Country Club. We want to say thank you to the many wonderful nurses who make a difference for our patients.

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Kids & Teens Diabetes Group Meets May 12

The Kids and Teens Diabetes Support Group will meet on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the CQI2 Room of the Avery W. Hall Educational Center at Peninsula Regional Medical Center. The guest speaker will be Rachel Anderson, who will share how diabetes has shaped her life, from diagnosis as a child through her college years and beyond.

All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please call the Peninsula Regional Diabetes Education Program at 410-543-7061 to RSVP.

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PRMC Nurse Stephanie Berglind Earns Daisy Award

Stephanie Berglind of Peninsula Wound & Hyperbaric Center earned the Daisy Award for Exceptional Nurses for May 2015.

Stephanie Berglind of Peninsula Wound & Hyperbaric Center earned the Daisy Award for Exceptional Nurses for May 2015.

Nurses have many job duties, but singing definitely isn’t on the list. That didn’t matter to Stephanie Berglind, RN, whose patient at the Peninsula Wound & Hyperbaric Center was shaking and tearful in the waiting room, nervous about her coming wound evaluation.

“Stephanie noticed the patient singing to herself. ‘It calms me,’ the patient said. Stephanie jumped right in and began singing ‘Amazing Grace’ along with the patient, showing great compassion and empathy. Together, they were able to get through a very difficult visit. She earned the patient’s trust and made her experience a very positive one,” one of Berglind’s colleagues wrote while nominating her for a Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses. For going above and beyond, Berglind was chosen as the recipient of the award for May.

Berglind was honored with the Daisy Award in a ceremony before her colleagues, and received a certificate commending her for being an extraordinary nurse. The certificate reads: “In deep appreciation of all you do, who you are, and the incredibly meaningful difference you make in the lives of so many people.” She was also given fresh daisies, and a sculpture called A Healer’s Touch, hand-carved by artists of the Shona Tribe in Zimbabwe.

To nominate an exceptional nurse, visit www.peninsula.org/DaisyAward and share a story.

The not-for-profit DAISY Foundation is based in Glen Ellen, CA, and was established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes. Patrick died at the age of 33 in late 1999 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a little-known but not uncommon auto-immune disease. The care Patrick and his family received from nurses while he was ill inspired this unique means of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patient families.

President and Co-Founder of The DAISY Foundation Bonnie Barnes said, “When Patrick was critically ill, our family experienced firsthand the remarkable skill and care nurses provide patients every day and night. Yet these unsung heroes are seldom recognized for the super-human work they do. The kind of work the nurses at PRMC are called on to do every day epitomizes the purpose of The DAISY Award.”

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