I hope you have had a safe and healthy 4th.
I have a question (and it relates to a term paper I am writing on Health care Financing and a sample budget for a health promotion activity)
In setting up a fictional health fair I would like to establish a table and offer finger sticks to the community. In the fictional "tent" with the tables, posters, literature to hand-out, various glucometers, strips, etc my concern would be how to "handle" those participates to this health fair who have an elevated finger stick. Now it wouldn't realistically be a FPG (fasting plasma glucose) but for those who do test "positive" I would like - in my fictional world - to have a Diabetic Educator available.
My question is this: Realistically, have any of you been approached to help out and "man" a station at a health fair, and if you have, would you - if you could - volunteer your time?
If you have but not on a volunteer basis, may I ask how much would your fee be? Remember, this is for my fictional budget and I have absolutely no freakin' idea about being in business for myself or as an Advanced Diabetic Nurse Practitioner. Geez, I even hate to count my change, smile, so the idea of thinking about fixed expenses, variable expenses, controllable expenses and unrecoverable expenses have me howling at the moon!
Oh, before I forget, for those of you who have participated in a health fair, must I worry or supply consents to be signed by any health care consumer who stops by the table to have their blood sugar checked?
Thanks in Advance,
athena - who can't wait for this semester to be OVER!