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Allied health sets 1st Health Screening Day

The Austin Peay State University Department of Allied Health will sponsor its first Health Screening Day later this month for the campus community.

The event will be from 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 30 in rooms 310-314 on the second floor of the Morgan University Center.

Faculty, staff and students will have an opportunity to participate in blood pressure screening, glucose screening for diabetes, cholesterol screening, hematocrit testing for anemia and basic blood typing.
The Austin Peay State University Department of Allied Health will sponsor its first Health Screening Day later this month for the campus community.

The event will be from 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 30 in rooms 310-314 on the second floor of the Morgan University Center.

Faculty, staff and students will have an opportunity to participate in blood pressure screening, glucose screening for diabetes, cholesterol screening, hematocrit testing for anemia and basic blood typing.

Participants are advised that accurate cholesterol testing requires an eight-hour fast, and glucose screen requires a two-hour fast.

The screenings are made possible through funding from the APSU Faculty Student Success Grant. Students in the allied health department's Medical Technology and Radiologic Technology programs will assist at the event.

The Medical Technology Program at APSU prepares a student to pursue a career as a clinical laboratory professional/medical technologist. APSU offers a degree program in which a student can complete the necessary coursework in four years. Medical Technologists work in all areas of the clinical laboratory, including blood banking, chemistry, hematology, immunology and microbiology.

For more information about Health Screening Day or the APSU Medical Technology Program , contact Dr. Perry Scanlan, assistant professor of allied health sciences, by telephone at (931) 221-6495 or e-mail at scanlanp@apsu.edu. -- Melony A. Jones