Welcome to the Parish Nurse web page
for The Church of Christ @ Federal Way!
There is a LOT of information on this page... keep scrolling...
You will find
-BP clinic information
-Parish nurse contact info & a description of the role
-internet resources (including mental health, crisis clinic, and "Where to Turn" resource guide)
-events calendar at bottom of the page
Did you know?
Feb 21, 2018
High blood pressure (hypertension) can quietly damage your body for years before symptoms develop. Left uncontrolled, you may wind up with a disability, a poor quality of life or even a fatal heart attack. Roughly half the people with untreated hypertension die of heart disease related to poor blood flow (ischemic heart disease) and another third die of stroke. Treatment and lifestyle changes can help control your high blood pressure to reduce your risk of life-threatening complications. Click here for more information from the Mayo Clinic website
Spot a stroke & get help quickly! FAST is an easy way to remember and identify the most common symptoms of a stroke. Recognition of stroke and calling 9-1-1 will determine how quickly someone will receive help and treatment. Getting to a hospital rapidly will more likely lead to a better recovery. http://www.stroke.org/understand-stroke/recognizing-stroke/act-fast
Feb 15, 2018
Do you know your blood pressure?
Talk to your health care provider & find out how monitoring your numbers can help you improve #HeartHealth and prevent heart disease. #KnowYourNumber https://www.doh.wa.gov/YouandYourFamily/IllnessandDisease/HeartDisease/ManageBloodPressure
Feb 2, 2018
High blood pressure is a leading contributor to heart disease, stroke, kidney failure and other potentially deadly conditions.
Find out the improved blood pressure guidelines and learn ways to better monitor and manage your blood pressure.
See the poster in the church lobby all this month for information about heart health.
know your numbers!
Next blood pressure clinic:
March & April - available upon request (sundays)
Small auditorium following morning worship.
Parish Nurse Office Hours:
For 2018, I am focusing more on home & hospital visits. But I need referrals! If you or someone you know would like a visit from the parish nurse, please contact me. I will likely be in the office on an unscheduled, intermittent basis as I prepare for baby's arrival this spring.My office is located in the library, downstairs at the church building. If you would like a home or hospital visit, please contact Corinne to set up a date and time that works best.
Call/text (253)279-2387 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
See the calendar at the bottom of this page for events in our church and surrounding community.
what is a parish nurse?
My name is Corinne, and I am the Parish Nurse for The Church of Christ at Federal Way. I am an RN licensed in Washington State, with a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing degree from Pacific Lutheran University. I also have specialty certifications in Adult Critical Care Nursing (CCRN) and Faith Community Nursing (FCN). I have been a Registered Nurse since 2005, and also worked as a nurse's aide for 9 years before I earned my RN. I have spent most of my RN years working in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
Still wondering what a Parish Nurse is?
A Parish Nurse (sometimes called a Faith Community Nurse) is a licensed Registered Nurse with specialty training to provide a health ministry to the congregation. The Parish Nurse offers a part-time, volunteer professional service to the congregation, focusing on wellness, wholeness, and support during health crises and life transitions.
What does that mean?
In other words...I am a healthcare resource for you, at no cost. If you have a medical concern or question, I will try to help you answer it or find someone who can.
Now a few things to keep in mind...
I do not replace your primary care physician.
I am not a home health nurse.
I am not a therapist.
I am not a preacher/ minister.
But...I am available to advise and guide you to these resources and listen to your concerns. For example, sometimes people will leave the doctor's office or be discharged from the hospital thinking they understand their instructions, but realize they don't once they get home. Instead of pretending you know what to do, call the Parish Nurse! Can't remember how to give yourself those insulin shots? Call the Parish Nurse! Want a quick blood pressure check? Call the Parish Nurse! Think you might need to go to the doctor for something that's been bothering you, but you're not sure? You've got it...call the Parish Nurse!
When is the Parish Nurse available? How do I contact her?
I still work and have a family to take care of, so my Parish Nurse "in office" hours are limited. But I am always reachable by phone, email, or text. Each month, my hours will be posted in the church bulletin, on the library room door downstairs at the church building (my "office"), and on this webpage. Please feel free to contact me anytime though.
Events are also on the Parish Nurse Events Calendar page!