|9/29/2012 10:12:00 AM|
Hospital offering flu shots, suicide prevention training
|Flu Shot Clinics|
|Flu clinics will be held in the hospital board room between 2 - 4 PM on Oct. 3 and from 9-11 AM on Oct. 6.|
For ages 18-64, we will provide "Fluzone Intradermal®." The intradermal flu vaccine is a shot that is injected into the skin instead of the muscle.
It uses a much smaller needle than the regular flu shot, meaning less pain, and it requires less antigen to be as effective as the regular flu shot. Antigen is the part of the vaccine that helps your body build up protection against flu viruses.
Those younger than 18 or older than 64 will receive regular flu shots. Either option costs $30. We will bill insurance.
Lake Chelan Hospital will offer two free community suicide prevention classes called QPR Friday, Oct. 5. QPR is a simple, one-hour educational program that teaches ordinary citizens how to recognize a mental health emergency and how to get a person at risk the help they need.
Attend a class and learn three simple steps to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis, offer hope, get help and save a life.
Classes will be offered at 3 PM and 6:30 PM in the hospital board room and will be taught by Kurt Rossbach, suicide prevention coordinator for the Spokane VA Center. Space is limited. To enroll, please contact Leah Thompson, RN, LCCH wellness coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 682-8235.
As of September 15, Chelan and Douglas counties have seen more than 15 suicides in 2012. This is more than we saw in 2011 total.
Lake Chelan Community Hopsital, concerned about the increase, especially in the Lake Chelan valley, made the goal to provide the community with more education about suicide prevention through its wellness program.
The free QPR community classes in October follow a larger-scale educational event titled "Coming Together for Life" hosted by the hospital at the Chelan high school in August.
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