Health Aide Session 1

Standing left to right: Shannon Rivers, Hooper Bay; Whitney Carter, Quinhagak; Sandra Derendy, Sleetmute; Theresa Twitchell, Kasigluk; Printellina Moses, Toksook Bay; Flossie Simone. Sitting left to right: Darlene Pete, Nunam Iqua; Natasia Kassel, Kasigluk; Jacob Askoak, float; Olga Clark; Kwethluk; Regina Paul, Pilot Station; Carlotta Evan, Tuntutuliak.
Standing left to right: Shannon Rivers, Hooper Bay; Whitney Carter, Quinhagak; Sandra Derendy, Sleetmute; Theresa Twitchell, Kasigluk; Printellina Moses, Toksook Bay; Flossie Simone. Sitting left to right: Darlene Pete, Nunam Iqua; Natasia Kassel, Kasigluk; Jacob Askoak, float; Olga Clark; Kwethluk; Regina Paul, Pilot Station; Carlotta Evan, Tuntutuliak.

Health Aides see 100,000 patients visits a year!

Becoming a health aide is a big committment, involving long training sessions in Bethel, away from home and family. During the four-week-long Session I, these new health aides have been focuing on basic history-taking and physical exam skills, filling out the Patient Encounter Form, learning how to use the Community Health Aide Manual, performing lab procedures, drawing blood, and mixing and dispensing the correct dosage of medicines—among many other things. Health aides are an invaluable part of the health care team in the Delta. Health Aides take care of the sick, the injured, the frail. Thank your health aide today!

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