Fruth Offers Blood Glucose Tests at Mason Co. Health Symposium
Mason, W.Va. – (February 23, 2013) – The Mason County Health Symposium was held, Saturday, February 23rd from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the National Guard Armory in Point Pleasant, WV. Fruth Pharmacy was able to participate, along with other health vendors from the area, including hospitals, women’s health organizations, dance groups, and more. Over 250 persons are estimated to have visited during the event.
Fruth Pharmacy offered free glucose blood testing to all event participants. Using this opportunity as a training session, three pharmacy students were invited to participate in giving the glucose blood tests: Seyi Ayodele, & Carrie Wright from the University of Charleston School of Pharmacy, and Tim Pellegrin, West Virginia University School of Pharmacy.
Before the event began, Dr. Brittany Snodgrass organized and set up the event table and helped prepare the students participating that day. She gave the students some background information on what to expect throughout the day as well as how they would conduct the glucose tests and greet patients.
Each student had an opportunity to give patients a test. Patients that visited the Fruth Pharmacy table were very interested and asked many questions of the participating students. Students patiently answered the questions, sometimes consulting with pharmacists Dr. Craig Kimble, Director of Pharmacy and Clinical Services for Fruth Pharmacy or Dr. Brittany Snodgrass. At the end of the glucose test, patients were given their results, along with some health information from Fruth Pharmacy and a melamine plate imprinted with healthy eating habits.
If you would like to learn more about Fruth Pharmacy’s community involvement or partnerships with area schools of pharmacy, please visit www.fruthpharmacy.com.