Smart Patient Fair Scheduled for April 2nd at Wicker Park Social Center

Lake Area United Way LogoThe Honor Society of Nursing Sigma Theta Tau International, Mu Omega Chapter, the Northwest Indiana Patient Safety Coalition, Lake Area United Way and North Township Trustee, Frank Mrvan have partnered to bring the “Smart Patient Fair” to the Wicker Park Social Center, 8554 Indianapolis Blvd., Highland, IN on Wednesday, April 2nd. There is no charge for admission. The event runs from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

“This program is designed to provide valuable information to the public about how to stay safe and well, either at home or in the hospital,” said Joan Dorman, Clinical Associate Professor of Nursing at Purdue University Calumet. “Attendees will receive information that runs the gamut from ways to prevent injury and illness to ways to manage medications and how to prevent infections,” she added.

The fact finding event is an opportunity for the public to become more aware of resources that are available and help them to become a “Smart Patient”. There will be information tables concentrating on the areas of cancer care, wound care, hospice, nutrition, diabetes, heart attack and stroke, pediatric concerns, medication safety, infection prevention and much more. Representatives will also be on hand from Lake Area United Way and the Northwest Indiana Patient Safety Coalition providing information on safety initiatives and resources available within our communities.

“Lake Area United Way, in partnership with our member agencies, strives to educate individuals of all ages about health risks and the importance of adopting healthy behaviors,” said Lou Martinez, President of Lake Area United Way. “This project complements our goals in the areas of health and education. It will help us further understand how to be our own best healthcare advocates and champions. We are happy to be a sponsor. ” he adds.

For more information about the Smart Patient Fair, please contact Joan Dorman:

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