Blood pressure screening fair at high school

Blood pressure screening planned at Indian River High School gives students hands-on experience.  
It’s the second year the screenings have been held at the school.  Last year, 178 people from the both the school and the local community were screened, and about 20 percent were referred to their doctors after being found with blood pressure in the danger zone.  The program is part of the Health Professionals-Nurse Assisting and Patient Care pathway program at the school which gives students interested in pursuing a career in health care an introduction to the field.  The program is funded by grants from the state and federal Department of Education.

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