Parish Nurse

Carol Mueller, RN, Parish Nurse

**Office hours:  Monday - Friday 

Work phone:  920-865-7844 

Email:  Please go to the contact us page of this website

Click below to view Parish Nurse Flyer for duties and roles of a parish nurse.

Parish Nurse Flyer

A Parish Nurse does not perform invasive procedures (requiring a doctor's order) and is not a primary health care provider. 

To receive the latest information on the Coronavirus/Covid-19 go to www.CDC.org

Below you will see the links for all the healthcare systems and pharmacies that offer the  COVID- 19 vaccine and the Eligibility Requirements:

Brown County » Community » Covid-19 » Resources & Guidelines » Vaccinator Information (browncountywi.gov)

COVID-19: Am I Eligible for the Vaccine? | Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Understanding How COVID Vaccines Work:

Understanding How COVID-19 Vaccines Work | CDC

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Fall Prevention:  Balance and General Strengthening

We welcomed Michelle Greenheck, DPT in March and she did a Fall Prevention Presentation.   Michelle is a licensed physical therapist who enjoys working with patients in both the orthopedic and vestibular settings. She believes in a patient-centered and evidence-based treatment approach, focused on individualizing treatment programs based on the patient's goals. She values using hands-on techniques combined with exercise as well as educating patients on techniques in preventing further injury to help patients return to the activities they enjoy. Michelle is a vestibular rehabilitation specialist through the Herdman Certification and received her Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from The Mayo School of Health Sciences in Rochester, MN.

Michelle focused on ways to prevent falls.  She shared risk factors, ways to modify environmental factors, ways to use assistive devices, and general strengthening exercises.  

Handouts from Presentations:

Balance Program

Exercise Tips to Help with Symtoms of Parkinson Disease

Fall Prevention

General Exercise Guidelines

 

Upcoming Events: 

For Your Health……………………………………………………

American Heart Association Friends and Family CPR Classes

Infant, child, and adult CPR/ choking/ AED training

Everyone will have their own manikin.

No tests, no certification, no charge, just come and learn.

Encouraging Ushers, Liturgical Assistants, Parents, and Grandparents to come! 

 

Mon., April 19, 2021        6:00pm - 8:00pm

Wed., April 21, 2021      10:00am - 12:00pm

 Sat., April 24, 2021        10:00am - 12:00pm

Resurrection Hall

Ss. Edward and Isidore Parish

Carol Mueller, RN, Instructor

Please call 865-7844 to sign up.

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Speaker Coming to our Parish...........................................................

Evaluation and Treatment of Low Bone Density - Osteoporosis and Osteopenia

Shari VanStraten, APNP, FNP-C Prevea Health

Tuesday, April 27 at 10am in Nelson Hall

Ss. Edward and Isidore Parish

All are welcome!  Please wear a face covering. Seating will be socially distant.  

 

 

 Support Groups facilitated by Parish Nurse:

 

Life Losses Grief Support Group

Grieving can happen at any stage in your life, whether it is the death of a loved one, loss of a job, ending a relationship, etc.

Join with other adults for three weeks to share and support each other through the grieving process. 

The Next dates will be:

Fall 2021

 Facilitated by Carol Mueller, RN, Parish Nurse, and Lori Flanagan, Pastoral Associate. 

Please call the parish office to register at 865-7844.

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Alzheimer’s Disease/Dementia Caregiver Support Group

Next meeting is: 

Monday, April 19, 2021 at 10:00am in Nelson Hall at Ss. Edward and Isidore Parish - 

Please wear your mask.  Safety guidelines will be followed.

  Please contact Carol at [email protected] or 865-7844 if you have any questions or concerns.  

All Are Welcome!

 Support Group facilitated by Carol Mueller and Kathryn Graham.

 Any questions call Carol at 655-0451

Check out the Alzheimer's Association Website:  www.alz.org 

 

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Parkinson’s Disease Support Group

No one is an “expert” – but everyone has experience to share!

This group includes persons with Parkinson’s, caregivers/spouses, and/or anyone that wants to know more about Parkinson’s. 

Next Meeting is: 

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. in Resurrection Hall at Ss. Edward and Isidore Parish - Speaker on Osteoporosis/Osteopenia

Please wear your mask.  Safety guidelines will be followed.  

Please contact Carol at [email protected] or 920-865-7844 if you have any questions or concerns.  

 Check out the Wisconsin Parkinson Association Website:  www.wiparkinson.org

 

 

Medical Supplies Closet:  Our parish has a lending closet for parishioners to use medical supplies such as walkers, canes, crutches, commodes, toilet seat risers, knee scooters, etc.

Please contact our parish nurse, 920-865-7844, if you are in need. 

 

Medication Disposal in our Area:

Is your medication cabinet full of expired drugs or medication you no longer use? The Village of Howard in partnership with the Brown County Sheriff’s Department now offers a free, secure, and confidential drug take back program during regular office hours at Howard Village Hall, located at 2456 Glendale Ave. 

How does it work?

All acceptable medications should be packaged currently and brought to Howard Village Hall between 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Medicines must be given directly to a staff person and cannot just be dropped off or left unattended. 

Accepted Medications

  • Prescription medications, pills and patches removed from bottles and boxes and put into sealed bags.
  • Over the counter medications, vitamins, and pet medications removed from packaging and put in to sealed bags.
  • Prescription ointments and liquids in sealed original containers without any leaks. Then place in sealed bags.

Not Accepted

  • No needles, sharps, or thermometers
  • No inhalers, aerosols, or pressurized containers
  • No leaking liquids or hydrogen peroxide
  • No personal hygiene products or chemicals
  • No business, clinic or nursing home items
  • No bagged liquids of any kind
  • No rubbing alcohol or flammables
  • No biological or hazardous waste
  • No unauthorized drops left on premise
  • Any questions call the Village of Howard at 434-4640.

 

Programs/Events:   Please see other programs/events under the Health and Wellness Committee tab.