BLUFFTON, Sc. (WSAV) – A Bluffton woman is trying to help doctors save lives by placing pictures on pill bottles to help patients understand how to take their medications, and so far, it’s working.
“If they have a heart medicine such as blood pressure, I usually put a little heart on there just to make sure that they know that that is for their blood pressure…some people may skip some medicines, but that’s really one that we don’t want them to skip,” said Janice Holloway, a nurse practitioner in the Lowcountry.
Did you know almost half of all patients do not take their medications as prescribed, and more than 70 percent of physicians may not know if their patients actually understand how to take them once they leave the office?
That’s according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the Lowcountry is no exception.
The patients at Bluffton Jasper Volunteers in Medicine (BJVIM) Bluffton and Ridgeland clinics have been receiving a little extra care. Janice Holloway, a nurse practitioner, is providing medication education to diabetic and hypertensive patients through a research project as part of her Doctorate of Nursing (DNP).
Through extensive interviews, Holloway found that many patients did not take their medications because they did not understand the instructions on their bottles.
Bluffton Jasper Volunteers In Medicine’s annual Spring Fling Fashion Show & Luncheon was a huge success. More than 250 women came out to Belfair’s Clubhouse to support BJVIM in one of its biggest fundraisers of the year.
Join us for an exciting, fun filled afternoon at beautiful Belfair Plantation where you can see the latest Spring fashions from Cocoon, Eggs ‘N’ Tricities, Spartina and Worth NY, have a wonderful meal, win fabulous prizes and help support Greater Bluffton Jasper Volunteers in Medicine.
Bluffton Jasper Volunteers in Medicine seeks a nurse manager. 25 hour work week with some flexibility in schedule.Bilingual a plus, needs to understand the mission of our clinic.This position requires a current SC Nurses license.Will work with both the administrative and medical staff and manage a group of volunteer nurses.Send cover letter and resume to Pam Toney, Executive Director, Bluffton Jasper Volunteers in Medicine, PO Box 2653, Bluffton SC 29910.No phone calls please.
Jasper County groups were recently awarded grants through the Coastal Community Foundation’s The Beaufort Fund.
Fifty-nine nonprofits from Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper counties and supporters from the community gathered at an annual reception Jan. 12 to honor grantees at Tabby Place at The Beaufort Inn.
Local photographer Jackie Friel donated some of her work to adorn blank notecards that Bluffton Jasper Volunteers in Medicine is selling at local farmers markets. You can purchase the boxes online below and then pick them up at the Burnt Church Road clinic. Or give Pam Toney a call at 843-706-7090.