Plymouth State University Offers Biometric Screenings to Community

Plymouth State students will be conducting free health screenings for community members.

Nursing and Health Education/Promotion students and faculty of Plymouth State University (PSU) will be hosting a series of opportunities for campus and community members to receive biometric health risk screenings at no charge through the months of November-December 2017.

 

Nursing students will conduct measurements that are typically part of annual health assessments.  Heart rate, blood pressure, cholesterol, height, weight, and blood sugar levels will all be tested.  These tests can detect early signs of health problems such as hypertension and/or diabetes.  The student nurses have been trained in all procedures and will be supervised by PSU Nursing faculty members.Clients will receive a full report and information about their test results.

 

Health promotion students will also be on hand to offer coaching on healthy living habits. They will provide educational materials and instructions specifically tailored to the needs of each individual as determined from the biometric screening.

 

This program is a Health and Human Enrichment Cluster Project in collaboration with the Center for Active Living and Healthy Communities at PSU.  It is an opportunity for students to practice interpersonal and health care skills in a community setting; an important aspect in ensuring well-trained graduates.  Participation by campus and local community members is greatly appreciated.

 

Testing will begin at ALLWell North on Friday, November 17th. There will be a morning session from 8:30am-11:00am and an afternoon session from 1:30pm-4:00pm. Additional testing sessions at Plymouth State University will be held in the Bradford Room of Centre Lodge on December 1st and 8th from 1:30pm-4:00pm. Off-site testing will also be offered at Meredith Community Center December 1st from 8:30am -11:00am and Plymouth Senior Center on December 8th from 8:30am-11:00am.
For more information visit the Center for Active Living and Healthy Communities website at www.plymouth.edu/center-for-active-living-and-healthy-communities or call Barbara McCahan at (603) 535-2578.

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