Johnathan Reaves

For KASU News, I’m Johnathan Reaves.  Area hospitals are bracing for the unknown as COVID-19 cases climb statewide.  With the fall approaching, there is a concern about COVID-19 cases and a bad flu outbreak, which could put a strain on healthcare facilities.  How are preparations being made?  Today, I talk Angie Smith.  Smith is the Vice President of Nursing and Nursing Executive for the Medical Center at St. Bernards.  She gives an update on how things are right now.

This is A-State Connections on KASU.  I’m Johnathan Reaves. This is the weekly segment called “A-State Connections and Create@State: Making Connections That Count”.  In this segment, you hear a couple of presentations from the Create@State virtual symposium in April.  These presentations are from the College of Nursing and Health Professions at Arkansas State.    Click on the Listen button for the segment.  First is Josh Hodges with his presentation, “An analysis of adherence to prostate cancer screening guidelines within a primary care setting.”   

This is the COVID-19 Questions and Answers Program featuring Dr. Shane Speights, Dean of the NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

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Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchison announced today that he is issuing an executive order requiring face coverings.  He cited multiple reasons for the timing of this order including the rising number of cases, encouragement to do so from health authorities, and setting an example for students who will be required to wear them upon returning to in-person instruction in the fall.