Neighbors Emergency Center Beaumont Helps Local Girl Scouts Earn First Aid Badge
HOUSTON, Texas, November 28, 2016 – Excited to share the interesting facets of emergency medical care, Neighbors Emergency Center Beaumont recently sponsored a Teddy Bear ER especially for the Sallie Curtis Elementary School Girl Scouts. The troop and their leaders visited Neighbors on November 11 for the interactive lesson from the Neighbors staff. Neighbors Emergency Center Beaumont is located at 4755 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, TX 77703.
To help the Girl Scouts earn their First Aid badge, the troop learned about the need and value of an emergency room and what types of injuries or illnesses constitute an ER visit. They also learned about the roles of doctors, nurses, radiology technicians and administrative staff at the center. There was discussion about how patients are registered and discharged from their Neighbors visit and the importance of patient recovery after an ER visit.
Each Girl Scout was given their own Neighbors teddy bear “patient” to register and wristband with a sticker. Girls then triaged their “patients” symptoms and toured the X-Ray Room with the Radiology Technician there to explain the importance of their team position. The troop then toured the designated Pediatric Room where they were able to practice their newly learned first aid skills on their teddy bear “patient”. At the lesson’s conclusion, each Girl Scout received a Neighbors Emergency Center swag bag along with their teddy bear “patient” to take home.
Neighbors Emergency Center Beaumont Marketing Liaison Kimberly Cao and center staff sponsored this event.
“Neighbors as a community emergency center wants to encourage an inquisitive mind,” said Cao. “Hopefully this event and having the troop come into our center will inspire a future medical professional in these young women. It also is a chance for the next generation to be curious and learn to ask the right questions in a medical situation.”
This positive action is a direct link with Neighbors’ core values of having a genuine, compassionate heart; a creative spark; and a collaborative act delivered with a friendly smile.