Fifty-five nursing students at Del Mar College put their heads together to create fun, interactive activities that showcase concepts they studied this semester during the Level I Nursing Student Health Fair.

The event, to be held from 9 A.M. to noon Wednesday, April 29, in the Harvin Student Center on the College’s East Campus at Baldwin and Ayers, is free and open to the public.

“The nursing students will show participants how to have fun on the way to a healthy lifestyle and raise awareness of important health topics,” said Donna Huddleston, PhD, Del Mar assistant professor of Nurse Education.

Activities at the event included,a hopscotch memory game demonstrates the need for nutrition and oxygen as a participant hops through the learning activity. A shooting Hoops for Mobility, an interactive activity with a Gatorade hydration demonstration, showcases the importance of fluid and electrolytes.

Also there was a fun Wii activities include wearing beer goggles and a Breathalyzer test simulation to emphasize the concepts of elimination, metabolism and clinical judgment. A nursing student simulation, designed to raise awareness of the motor difficulties associated with Parkinson’s disease, showcases functional ability and patient-centered care. As well as basic health screenings on vital signs such as blood pressure will also be offered at the health fair, Huddleston said.

The highlight of the event was the Virtual Dementia Tour. This simulated experience, available in the Coastal Bend only at Del Mar College, raises awareness of the needs of this vulnerable population and showcases the concepts of coping and human development.

The Virtual Dementia Tour will also be open to the community at 5 p.m. April 29 at Del Mar’sWest Campus, Health Sciences Building 1, Room 113 (Old Brownsville and Airport roads). Those interested must register for a time slot by using this link:

http://www.secondwind.org/virtual-dementia-tour/virtual-dementia-tour-events/?p=2