Nursing students from Daemen College (Kindle Gruber, Allie Laird, Nicole Theuret, and Clarice Jacobs under the direction of their instructor Deb McMillen, gave free blood pressure screenings at St. Susan Center to all who came through the doors.
These screenings are particularly beneficial to those who are watching their blood pressure or are taking medication for hypertension.
According to the CDC, about 75 million American adults have a high blood pressure—that’s one of every three adults. Only about half of people with high blood pressure have their condition under control.
If someone is watching their blood pressure or is already on medication, these screenings will enable them to check it on a regular basis. If the blood pressure screening indicates any changes, nurses can notify a patient’s doctor, if given permission.