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Outreach Services

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CUHK Community Health Outreach Services 2014 aims to promote atrial fibrillation prevention, medication safety, raise the awareness of elderly on fall prevenetion. CHAMPION volunteers from Faculty of Medicine, the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), will conduct basic health check and medication survey to understand the habit and health problems of the elders. Registered pharmacists will also provide drug counseling and suggestions to improve elders’ attitudes toward medication.

 
 

Period: July 12 to September 6, 2014 (Saturdays) 

Target: Elders from local elderly and community service centres

In addition to Atrial Fibrillation prevention and medication safety, a health education about Fall Prevention is added in Summer Outreach 2014. As Chinese Medicine students joined the team for the first time, the team roster has expanded to 170 student volunteers and 45 alumnus registered pharmacists and nurses. 

Between July to early September, the team has visited 14 elderly community centres, conducted 17 outreach sessions, and served 1010 elders in Hong Kong. 

Meanwhile, the team would arrange follow-up visits according to the conditions of some elders.

Content:

  1. Blood Pressure and Glucose Monitoring      

  2. ECG (Electrocardiography) Monitoring

  3. Provide Health and Medicaiton Safety Education 

  4. Health Survey

Date: 20 December, 2014 & 10 January, 2015

Time: 1pm-4:30pm

Target: Elders from rural areas of Hong Kong

 

The team conducted outreach services at Mui Wo (Lantau Island), Chau Tau, and Wan Toi Shan (rural Yuen Long area) in December 2014, and January 2015. It was our first time reaching the elders in rural areas in Hong Kong. The service aimed at promoting healthy lifestyle, and medicaiton safety among the elders living in rural areas. The team served nearly 100 elders in 3 Winter Outreach sessions.  

 

Content:

  1. Health education lecture: Medication Safety, Fall Prevention, Atrial Fibrillation

  2. Blood Pressure and Glucose Monitoring      

  3. ECG (Electrocardiography) Monitoring

  4. Provide Health and Medicaiton Safety Education 

  5. Health Survey

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