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UW-Madison nursing students' training put to further use after tornadoes

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MADISON (WKOW)  -- Seven UW-Madison nursing students who were doing medical outreach last week in Rusk and Barron Counties are continuing to stay on to help after a tornado struck there May 16.

A news release from the university on Friday says starting, Saturday, May 20, the students will work in the American Red Cross's Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) in Cameron. They'll be facilitating a variety of activities including directing people who are helping and distributing supplies and aid.  

Pam Guthman, a clinical assistant professor in the UW- Madison School of Nursing, says there are many public health needs the students usually address as part of the Community/Public Health Immersion Clinical programs. Typically, they'll work on rural health care issues in communities such as alcohol/substance abuse, immunizations and preventing falls, in addition to mental health, housing, and food security programs.  

The students will stay in the area until June 2.

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