Navigation Links
UofL nursing faculty honored for race track clinic success
Date:4/29/2011

Providing healthcare to the backside workers at Churchill Downs has been the passion of Whitney Nash, PhD, MSN, APRN-BC, assistant professor, University of Louisville School of Nursing, since 2005.

Because of her leadership at the Kentucky Racing Health Services Center (KRHSC), Nash has received the Outstanding Faculty Practice award from the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties.

Nash has served as director of KRHSC since its inception. The not-for-profit nurse managed care center was started as a joint venture between the Kentucky Racing Health and Welfare Fund (KRHWF) and University of Louisville to provide free comprehensive health care services to backside track workers and their families. To date, the center has served about 2,500 patients.

Along with other nursing faculty and students, Nash treats acute conditions and chronic conditions such as diabetes, asthma and hypertension. Open five days a week, the center also provides preventive services such as physicals and women's annual exams. Dependent children also can receive care at KRHWC, located in the "Old Schoolhouse" basement on the corner of 5th Street and Heywood Avenue across from Churchill Downs.

"Dr. Nash is an innovator in her approach to teaching and clinical services," said Rosalie Mainous, PhD, APRN, NNP-BC, associate dean for graduate academic affairs and research, UofL School of Nursing. "Training nursing students by utilizing an interdisciplinary model is one Institute of Medicine recommended change for nursing education and Nash already is doing this."

It was Nash's idea to partner with faculty and students in the UofL Latin American and Latino Studies program. KRHSC is one site for undergraduate and graduate students to conduct internships. The students who work with Nash and her team help with translation for the primarily Latino immigrant population of patients.

"Students frequently comment on how much they learn at the clinic and how gratifying it is for them to help the Spanish-speaking patients," said Rhonda Buchanan, PhD, director of Latin American and Latino Studies.

The center was also the object of UofL's 2010 Community Engagement Award for Student Engagement. Under the direction of the community health faculty, eleven students from the School of Nursing Community Leadership Practicum course received the award for their efforts to provide health education and services to KRHSC patients.


'/>"/>

Contact: Julie Heflin
julie.heflin@louisville.edu
502-852-7987
University of Louisville
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Lawsuits Arent Improving Nursing Home Care: Study
2. Nursing students map their way to understanding HIV
3. Risks May Rise With Need for Nursing Care After Heart Failure
4. Nursing home boom in China has little government involvement
5. Nursing, engineering professors developing device to get seniors moving
6. Nursing home closures concentrated in poorest areas
7. U.S. Nursing Home Closings Hit Poor Neighborhoods Hardest: Study
8. Mentally Ill in Nursing Homes Often Lack Advance Care Plans
9. Hospice care increasing for nursing home patients with dementia
10. Northwestern Memorial maintains top status in nursing hospital renewed for Nurse Magnet®
11. MRSA carriage rates vary widely in nursing homes, study finds
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Apple ... care services, staged a mock evacuation of the facility as part of a disaster ... Fire Department, Echo Hose EMS and Shelton City Emergency Manager, as well as the ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Global Healthcare Management’s ... Alexandria Park in Milford, NJ. This free event, sponsored by Global Healthcare Management’s ... The fun run is geared towards children of all ages; it is a ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... “The Journey: From the ... danger possible to save lost souls in the Philippines. “The Journey: From the Mountains ... a dedicated teacher of the Bible. She has taught all ages and currently teaches ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Planet Fitness, one of the largest and ... plans to open a flagship location in Covington, LA at 401 N. U.S. Highway ... store next to Office Depot in the Holiday Square shopping center. Its location allows ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Asante, a nationally recognized health system in ... existing home health joint venture through an agreement, effective October 1, 2017, to ... home health company with Asante, delivering clinically integrated care, for the past eight ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/10/2017)... -- NDS received FDA 510(k) clearance in May 2017 for its highly ... designed for endoscopy environments. An innovative secondary monitor solution, ZeroWire ... support the improvement of patient outcomes, procedural efficiency, and the lowering ... ... ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... 4, 2017  South Korean-based healthcare product Development Company ... "cprCUBE" on Kickstarter. The device will educate the user ... with better efficiency compared to the dated and pricey ... on efficacy of the compression for a more informed ... goal to raise $5,000. ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... 2017  Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: ... third quarter of 2017 on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. ... day with the investment community and media to further ... call will begin at 9 a.m. Eastern time. Investors, ... webcast of the conference call through a link that ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: