The following services are available during regular office hours:
- Blood Pressure Check, Blood Sugar, Hemoglobin
- Urinalysis Screening
- Ear Irrigations & Checks (Infection, Wax)
- TB (Tuberculosis) Testing
- Lipid Profile (Cholesterol) (By Appointment)
- Footcare Clinics (By Appointment)
- Medication Monitoring and Setup
- Therapeutic Procedures (e.g. dressing changes, suture removal, catheter care, etc.
What is a Lipid Profile?
This group of tests measures the amount of cholesterol and other fats in your blood.
Why I Should Get a Lipid Profile Screening?
Understanding and improving cholesterol is important for men, women and children of all ages. High cholesterol contributes to a higher risk for cardiovascular diseases (CVD), such as heart disease and stroke.
What is Cholesterol?
Cholesterol is a waxy, fatlike substance in your blood. Cholesterol is essential for good health, but too much of the bad kind of cholesterol can put you at a higher risk of heart disease or stroke.
It’s important to check your cholesterol to make sure you’re at a healthy level — and healthy lifestyle habits like eating a healthy and balanced diet, moving your body, and eliminating tobacco use can all help you better manage your cholesterol levels.
What should I do if I have concerns about my cholesterol?
- Visit CVHD to get a lipid profile screening.
- Read more about prevention, management, and treatment of high cholesterol from the American Heart Association by visiting their website.
- Talk with your healthcare provider!
Central Valley Health Nurses also provide the following services to the Jamestown Public Schools, and the Stutsman and Logan County Schools:
- Individual Health Assessments to students and staff
- Health Education at all levels of education
- Health Screenings such as vision
- Consultant on health concerns pertinent to the safety of the students and staff
- Advocate in implementing health programs to promote the wellness of the students
The school nurse has scheduled visits on a regular basis to ensure consistency of these services.