Nursing students assist with teen EKG screenings

Lewis University nursing students assist with teen EKG screenings

Published: May 19, 2013.

Lewis University nursing students recently volunteered with Young Hearts for Life to perform EKG screenings for Neuqua Valley High School students. YH4L is a cardiac screening program that identifies high school and college students at risk for sudden cardiac death.

“This was a great experience for our senior nursing students to interact with teens. It was a great application of their knowledge that certainly impacts the community,” commented Linda Arnold, nursing instructor.

At the Naperville high school, Lewis University students assisted with the screenings that could detect potentially life-threatening heart conditions, such as Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, Long QT syndrome, Brugada syndrome and ARVD.

Senior nursing students that volunteered included: Bonnie Albertini, Brooke Balash, Kristyn Contreras, Lori Dasher, Christina Dommer, Alicia Harnois, Jori Hasan, Thomas Hines, Megan Laskowsky, Rosalinda Mendez, Alyssa Monsivais, Madelyn Moody, Melissa Myers, Hana Nuguid, Kathleen Oikle, Katherine Porter, Elaine Regacho, Mahalia Roberson, Leah Roman, Karen Sebek, Stacia Simon, Anne Siwinski, Brian Skraba, Jordan Stefanski, Ashley Stromberg, Alyssa Taffe, Jennifer Upshaw, Elizabeth Vercoe, Katelyn Watt, Brian Williams, Ashley Wolff, Janet Zack and Joanna Zielinski.

The Lewis University College of Nursing and Health Professions is academically rigorous, patient-centered and career-focused. Lewis University provides the ideal environment to prepare students for their nursing career. Accelerated graduate and degree completion programs as well as convenient cohort programs at regional sites are available. For the last two consecutive years, 100 percent of the Lewis University nursing students taking the NCLEX exam passed it.

Lewis University is a Catholic university in the Lasallian tradition offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 6,500 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report.

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