This year, National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) week is from Sunday 7th to Sunday 14th of July. During NAIDOC week, we, as a nation, celebrate Indigenous history and culture. As all of you are aware, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders face many disadvantages especially when it comes to health outcomes, and this is where we, as pharmacists, can step in to provide screening services to help flag these issues to at-risk individuals.
On Thursday 11th of July, we have organised, with the help of the School of Pharmacy, a screening service to help at-risk individuals learn about conditions they could be at risk of developing and also a chance to show that we, as pharmacists, can provide crucial services, such as:- Blood Pressure checks- Atrial Fibrillation checks- Asthma device counseling - CVD risk calculations
It will take place out the front of the Pharmacy and Bank building between 9am and 4pm.
To actively participate in the screening you have to be either a 3rd or 4th year BPharm student or 2nd year MPharm student due to relevant clinical knowledge, but anyone can come to help with setting up and directing people to us.
Cheers!Alex BurkeSUPA Merchandise Officer