The College of Nursing and Public Health Tackles Childhood Obesity
Did you know more than 9 million children age 6 to 9 years old are affected by excess weight, as estimated by the Center for Disease Control (CDC)?
Obesity can lead to cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, prediabetes, joint problems and sleep apnea. Overweight boys and girls are many times teased, bullied or alienated because of their size.
Today you can help the College of Nursing and Public Health address the childhood obesity crisis.
Learning to compassionately communicate openly and truthfully about weight issues with parents and children is essential to ending the epidemic. Nurses play a strategic role in these conversations and in promoting exercise, stress management, accident prevention, weight-maintenance and nutrition education.
The College of Nursing and Public Health simulation labs provide a unique environment in which Adelphi students learn to handle sensitive situations like these. Simulation training has been shown to significantly improve interpersonal communication skills, critical thinking and clinical reasoning in complex care situations.
The purchase of a pediatric obesity simulation suit for the labs will allow for more realistic scenarios focusing on health intervention and prevention of childhood obesity, improving our student’s confidence and competence in tackling this health crisis.
Simulation learning is at the forefront of contemporary educational reform. These transformational learning experiences give Adelphi students a competitive edge as they enter the workforce. As one student recently wrote “nurses from all over the hospital were required to do a mock code and I knew how to do everything because of the simulation you ran two weeks ago!”
On Giving Day, we invite you join the College of Nursing and Public Health in tackling the childhood obesity epidemic by contributing to the purchase of a pediatric obesity simulation suit.
You can learn more about the College of Nursing and Public Health simulation labs in our video above.
Thank you for your support!