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2016 Service-Learning Symposium: Service Industry Employees Doing More than Just Serving

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Service Industry Employees Doing More than Just Serving

Authors: Matthew Hester, Anna Wierzbicki, Meagan Bruorton, Anita Solomon, and Dayna Franceschelli

Faculty Supervisor: Nicole Masano, MSN


Service-learning is a teaching and learning strategy that incorporates meaningful community service with education and reflection to enhance the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities. This project reached out to employees of Tree House in Savannah, Georgia. The needs expressed by this group did not include disease prevention or management for themselves; rather an upstream approach was utilized which focused on health prevention and promotion for customers. The areas of focus included safety, basic life support, and first aid. An easy to use flow chart was created and hung throughout the establishment, a CPR certification class was offered at the Tree House, and brief education was given on safety precautions.