The mission of the ministry is a commitment to serve God, our church family, and church community; be a resource of health education, health information, and health services. We will be inclusive of all who are health care givers, and health care service providers.
- Expedite health and safety matters to those attending church services
- Assist in meeting the comfort and hygiene needs of the elderly or disabled members during the service
- Provide comfort and first aid to bereaved family members at funerals
- Provide workshops and classes related to health and first aid
- Assist ushers to maintain a safe environment during major meetings/services
- Provide career support to individuals who are seeking a health care career
- Serve as consultants to church leaders in health and legal matters involving health and first aid.
The Nurses Unit is a group of health care professionals who are appointed to look out for the safety and well-being of church members in matters related to health when attending church functions. This includes rendering first aid and emergency care to injured or ill individuals and providing comfort and care to grieving families at funerals. Nurses must have knowledge of local resources to refer members as needed for specialty or social support services.
It is imperative that a Registered Nurse (RN) serves as President of the Nurses Unit to provide professional guidance to the members and to ensure that all actions are appropriate for the setting. If Registered Nurse is not available, a licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Vocational Nurse (LVN) should be appointed.
- The personnel of tile unit shall consist of adult volunteers who express a desire to be useful in the services provided by the unit:
- Volunteers must be trained in Nursing or some other relevant aspect of Medical Professional Vocational or Allied Health discipline , which qualifies them to recognize life threatening symptoms, ominous health presentations, imminent danger or threat to others. Volunteers must be able to complete the Nurses Unit Incident Report and other forms. using appropriate medical terminology and legible handwriting.
- Volunteers may be licensed. certified or documented to have completed the course of study that qualifies them to also recognize signs and symptoms of physical or emotional distress and illness. Also, included arc taking and assessing vital signs and performing a focused physical examination.
- Any volunteers completing a course in First Aid. Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) evident by a current card and have a desire or interest in health care may serve in the Nurses Unit.