March 31, kids from Little Lamb Day Care at Bay Leaf Baptist Church had a special visitor come in for a FastMed Urgent Care Education Day.
10 children from the class participated in learning the basics of medicine, when to call 911, first aid, CPR and injury care, as well as how to wrap a wound, use crunches and how to use an Epipen.
Reza Hatefi, VP of Provider Relations and Physician Assistant at FastMed Urgent Care in North Carolina, guided the class through an interactive experience on the basics of medical care, what it is like to treat patients as a medical provider and answered questions from the class.
“Knowledge is power, and being able to teach kids the basics of first aid and injury care will prepare them should they need to help their family or class mates,” said Hatefi. “Exposing them to how a medical provider cares for patients gives them a better understanding of and may lead them to consider a career in health care.”
FastMed’s Education Day is part of the FastMed Cares Community Program. Through the FastMed Cares Community Program, our commitment to the community extends beyond the doors of our urgent care. Visit FastMed Cares Community Program Page HERE, or visit www.fastmed.com/about-fastmed/news-and-press/ for more information about the program.
FastMed Urgent Care owns and operates nearly 200 centers in North Carolina, Arizona and Texas that provide a broad range of acute/episodic and preventive healthcare services 365 days a year. FastMed also provides workers’ compensation and other occupational health services at all its centers, and family and sports medicine services at select locations. FastMed has successfully treated more than six million patients and is the only independent urgent care operator in North Carolina, Arizona and Texas to be awarded The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for quality, safety and infection control in ambulatory healthcare. For more information about locations, services, hours of operation, insurance and prices, visit www.fastmed.com.