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Spring into Health

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Spring into Health
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Thursday, April 23, 2015

In collaboration with the Health Services at LAU Beirut Campus, the Nursing Department at LAU Medical Center-Rizk Hospital with the participation of the Physical Therapy Department, the Basic Life Support Center at LAU Medical Center-Rizk Hospital, and the Nutritionist, organized an awareness event titled “Spring into Health”. Coordinated by Ms. Joceline Karkour, Lead Registered Nurse, Beirut, this event was held on April 23, 2015 at the Adnan Kassar Business School. Students, staff, and faculty of the LAU Beirut Campus were able to benefit from multiple activities. The Physical Therapy Department, presented by Ms. Antoinette Beyrouthy, Ms. Ghada Zeidan and Mr. Richard Zeidan, offered testing for posture and gait analysis along with direct consultation to correct posture. Ms. Sandra Akiki, nutritionist, offered BMI testing and on site consultation for participants to learn more about nutritional advices to decrease stress during exams. The Basic Life Support Center at LAU Medical Center-Rizk Hospital affiliated with the Clinical Simulation Center at LAU Byblos, presented by Ms. Claude Jalkh, demonstrated the right techniques for Chest compressions in case of cardiac arrest. More than 120 individuals visited the station. They received tips for a quick response for such as well as emergency numbers. Other activities included: hand hygiene and cough etiquette, blood pressure measurement and awareness. One session of Laughter yoga was held by Ms. Liliane Akiki as part of the Stress Management station. The event was an overwhelming success and reflected the commitment of LAU Medical Center-Rizk Hospital to the community and its members.

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