PharmD Students Host Patient Care Event

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.