The Belmont University College of Pharmacy American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists (BUCOP APhA-ASP) held its first patient care event of the 2012-2013 school year in conjunction with Barren Plains Hispanic Ministry on Aug. 26.
The Mmnistry is a mission of the First Baptist Church of Joelton, Tenn. that provides regular meals and church services to migrant workers that come to Middle Tennessee for the fall harvest season.
Thirteen student pharmacists and two faculty members traveled to Springfield, Tenn. to offer free blood glucose and blood pressure screenings as well as provide patient education regarding diabetes and hypertension to promote healthy living practices to 33 participants. Individuals were given basic first aid kits donated by BUCOP’s faculty, students and staff. BUCOP APhA-ASP will return to Barren Plains Hispanic Ministry to continue its outreach with the group next month to offer flu vaccinations.