Camp Kandu-Fall Session Nov. 11th 2017 Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi

Hosted by: The University of Mississippi Medical Center

Date

November 11, 2017

Time

Past Opportunity

Contact

Irena McClain
irenamcclain@msdiabetes.org
601 957-7878/toll free 877 DFM-CURE

This is a past opportunity

About Camp Kandu-Fall Session Nov. 11th 2017 Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi

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Join the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi at Camp Kandu on Saturday, November 11th at Twin Lakes Conference Center in Florence, MS!
Relays, and arts and crafts! It’s like earning volunteer hours for playing! Meals and snacks are provided-all we need is YOU! Hours: 8:15 am-4 pm

Details: Camp takes place RAIN or SHINE! We will be doing a lot of walking on uneven terrain-please be in good physical shape before you sign up!
Call the DFM at 601 957-7878 or sign up below by Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Application Process

Sign up on GiveGab or email irenamcclain@msdiabetes.org Preference given to nurses, medical and allied health professionals, nursing students, medical, allied medical and pharmacy students.

Family-Friendly

Parents and children are invited and encouraged to get involved.


We need volunteers to help with:

  • Registered Nurse Volunteers
    November 11, 2017 8:15am 4:00pm
    This task is filled or completed
    Medical Staff Duties:

     Be with and observe campers at all times and have on hand: Monitors, strips, lancets, emergency sugar source, and band-aids ;)
    Perform regular first aid for the cuts, scrapes, bug bites, poison ivy, etc. that kids acquire when having fun in the great outdoors.

    • Accompany kids to various activities.
    • Check and record camper blood sugars immediately when hi/lo BG suspected. (symptom handout is in your backpack) Write blood glucose result in your team’s color coded log book (very important!).

     We have specified times for blood sugar checks too. Each group will check their sugar as a group. Team Nurse who will chart their info and give treatment for high or low blood sugars..
  • Student Volunteers
    November 11, 2017 8:15am 4:00pm
    This task is filled or completed
    Your duties:
    Be with, observe, and interact with campers at all times.

    Keep the kids motivated and happy; encourage participation, cheer;
    and be a mediator if necessary!!!!

    Know where the medical volunteers are at all times and watch
    for these signs of Low Blood Sugar:
    Pale
    Shaking
    Sweaty
    Tired
    Irritable
    Weak/Dizzy

    Your kids are all color coded by groups with their T-shirts-please do a head count when we change location or switch activities. Kids with diabetes have Tyvek wristbands-please steer them toward blood glucose checking if they appear low or when it’s time for a scheduled blood glucose check.

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