The Mobile Clinic: Remote Area Medical

Reaching Out to Help Vulnerable Populations: A Nursing Student Project, Julie Lara, Purdue University Northwest

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) College of Nursing partnered with the PNW Honors College and the Remote Area Medical (RAM) to provide free medical care to the surrounding communities of Gray, TN for an off-site clinical experience. From November 2 – 4 at the Appalachian fairgrounds, During the event, the students were able to triage patients by taking health information and vitals signs. They then provided mobile health screenings such as glucose and cholesterol testing, worked alongside a professional healthcare team, and had opportunities to teach prevention strategies for actual and potential health problems as needed.