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time Cheshire treats dental students, she brings the issue
to their attention so they will protect their hearing.
" This is just one example of the clinic's collaborative, integrated
approach and how we work as a team to help all
patients in real-time, " said Clinical Director Emily Cheshire,
DNP, MS, FNP-BC.
COMMUNITY CLINIC
" The Campus Health Center is not your typical college campus
health center. Because we are a medical campus, we are specifically
geared to our unique populations including students,
faculty, staff and their families, " said Cheshire. " The beauty of
our center is that we can see patients very quickly and have
access to all that a medical research campus has to offer. "
With a goal of caring for the whole person, mind and body,
the center is run and staffed by faculty from the College
of Nursing. Medical practitioners work together to keep
everyone who works and studies on the campus healthy
and take care of them when they're sick.
" Our distinct populations have many needs. And the coursework
here is very rigorous. Because of that, students are so
focused on their studies that they tend to make healthcare a
low priority, which is ironic given that they will be our next
generation of providers. "
According to Cheshire, the best time to sign up and become a
patient is the first week of classes or right when a student is
accepted into one of the programs.
" The worst time to look for a provider is when you're
actively, acutely ill and when you just want care, " said
Cheshire. " It's also extremely important to make sure that
we're keeping up with preventive wellness screens and
addressing anxiety, stress management, those pieces that
if you put the time in on the front end, it can really help
get through the rigor of these programs in a healthy way. "
Whether students, faculty or staff are sick, need behavioral
health support, preventive, wellness or specialty care, the
Campus Health Center is available to meet those needs.
In addition to the audiology referral and care Newton received
through the clinic, she also sought help for family
planning, pregnancy care, and prenatal advice.
MIDWIFERY CARE
When Newton came in for her appointment, Cheshire shared
her experiences of using both midwives and traditional OB/
Gyn for the birth of her three children.
" Both approaches are valid and provide
different birthing experiences, "
said Cheshire.
" Midwives offer alternative ways to get
through labor and delivery. It's more of
a natural childbirth process where the
mother needs to be supported versus
a medical intervention. The midwifery
department through the College of
Nursing is really great because they
have collaboration where if invasive
medical intervention is required, it's
available, " said Cheshire.
CU Nursing runs and operates five
nurse-led midwifery clinics in the
Denver metropolitan area. All of the
babies born through the clinics are
delivered at area hospitals.
Newton chose the midwifery route
when she had her son Soren.
" As great as it was to work with them
through the pregnancy experience, the
delivery experience was even better.
They listened, were there for me, and
helped my husband be involved. It was a
very positive experience, " said Newton,
now a practicing dentist.
" Even when we were in the hospital
waiting to be released, my husband
was saying, 'How can we figure out
Natalie Newton,
DDS, with her
son Soren
how to come back down here to work
with these midwives to deliver any
additional kids that we have if we
have them?' "
A PLACE FOR EVERYTHING
Midwives, hearing protection, wellness
and prevention. The Campus Health
Center provides care for its unique
community. Soon, the center will
move into a new space with student
mental health and be renamed Campus
Community Health. Whether students
are sick, need behavior health support,
preventive, wellness or specialty care,
Campus Community Health is the
optimal place to seek primary care.
" If I'm seeing patients for TB screens
and learn they require behavioral
health support, I'm able to get a behavioral
health provider to speak to
them and schedule follow-up care in
real time rather than placing a referral
that drains students' time from their
programs when they're already not
feeling well, " Cheshire said.
" This student population is comprised
of the smartest in the nation
and they deserve to have a dedicated
primary care clinic looking out for
their wellness. "

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