Today was the day for us at the FCE children's school where Melissa, Linda, Michele, and Amy conducted a health assessment clinic. completing the forms to be given to the school nurse. Initially, some of the children were a bit skeptical and nervous but we tried to make it fun. Assuring no immunizations. We performed a basic head to toe assessment. I had them open their mouth and say "ah" then "ee" to see their teeth, then "oh" then I made a kiss sound and they laughed or smiled., We diagnosed possible malaria relapse, impetigo, Ringworm, ear infection, and a possible reading disorder for a teenager who couldn't identify certain lower case letters, enlarged tonsils, and possibly tendonitis. We bandaged small and very significant deep abrasions. They loved the opportunity to listen to their heart, lungs, and bowel sounds with the stethoscope.
The tooth brushing and nutrition lesson was a hit by Marge and Sara who demonstrated proper brushing techniques as the children followed them using toothpaste on their finger. They were given a toothbrush and toothpaste to take home. They talked what foods are good for them nutritionally.
The 5 year old class serenaded us with the song"5 little ducks".
Thankfully we had Marge, our adult practitioner,on our team. She visited several staff adults and assessed their health issues making recommendations which she will follow up with in a few days. some of us took a beautiful late afternoon walk along the paths.
Dinner was a yummy pizza dinner(3 flavor choices) fruits and salads
With the day over, we hope everyone at home voted