Parish Nurse Ministry
The purpose of the Parish Nurse Ministry is to be available to members of the Parish Community in order to further health and well being and to offer support and encouragement. Parish Nurses function as health educators, resource and referral persons. A few examples of service are:
The Parish Nurse Ministry also facilitates these events: Monthly Blood Pressure, Screenings, Educational Programs, Parish Festival First Aid, Annual Blood Drive, Annual Healing Mass (October).
All licensed nurses are invited to participate. Nurses, you can share God's love through your time and talent within the Parish of St. Joan of Arc. If you are a licensed Nurse and would like to join or have questions about our Ministry, please contact us.
On as as needed basis.
Mostly email or phone communications.
Summer is here and we all probably know the importance of skin protection from the sun. Here are a few basic facts:
• Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the US.
• The incidence has been increasing over the past few decades.
• Usually skin cancers are caused by too much exposure to Ultraviolet Rays. These rays mostly come from the sun but may also come from man-made sources, such as indoor tanning beds, and sun lamps.
The American Cancer Society gives a simple guideline to assist with sun protection.