Texas Tech Amarillo students help people and pets at One Health Clinic
Editor’s Note: Dr. Shanna James is not employed by Texas Tech Health Sciences Center or directly connected to the TTUHSC; his position was incorrect in the original story. It has been corrected below. The Globe-News regrets the error. Students and faculty at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) and Texas Tech University School of Veterinary Medicine (TTUSVM) in Amarillo teamed up on Saturday to help those in need at their One Health Clinic.
The Guyon Saunders Resource Center has been filled with helpful hands in providing medical care to individuals, as well as their pets.
“We have students here to help fill out paperwork, which lowers the barrier that might prevent them from getting in,” said Dr Shanna James, one of the medical professionals at the event. Several schools have gathered within the university, including pharmacy, nursing, medicine, and physiotherapy.
“We all gathered here to mingle and learn how we can work together professionally and collaboratively,” said TTUHSC nursing student Alec Thammaraksa. “I’m from Amarillo and that touches me. We want to bring people together to educate them and provide them with the medical care they need, while having a positive impact on the community. »
Students and faculty at One Health Clinic have come together to provide flu shots as well as blood pressure and blood sugar checks, making it easy for patients to receive the care they need. Once these were recorded, a medical and nursing student evaluated the results to help the patient take the next step for their medical needs.
“We know their pets are their companions, so we wanted to make sure we were taking care of them and their pets. It also prepares us for the future, as we will be working on these people later. introduced us to a community that we’ll see in a hospital setting. It’s a very delicate population. It not only humbled us, but also helped us learn to talk and approach them,” said student Taylor Keith. in Level 2 Nursing in the traditional BSN program at Texas Tech.
Gates were open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., with food and drink provided for those who stopped by. No specific date has been set, but plans for more events like these are planned in the future.
“Being able to make a difference in our surrounding community is one of the best parts. Two months ago we had (the) idea, and now we’re here and making a difference,” said Colton Buttgen, a second-year TTUSVM student.