This post is written by 2nd year MEPN, Abby Miceli
On October 19th, second year students in the Master’s Entry Program in Nursing (MEPN) attended the USD Health and Retirement Fair at the Hahn University Center. The fair was geared towards promoting a healthy lifestyle and providing education towards future retirement. Under the supervision of Dr. Lyn Puhek, four students hosted a blood pressure and biometrics screening booth for interested USD employees.
Over the course of the event the students screened approximately 50 staff members using manual blood pressure cuffs and a sliding weight column scale to help identify at-risk employees. The MEPN students also handed out educational material from the Hahn School of Nursing with tips to reduce blood pressure and offered advice to faculty identified with high blood pressure or Body Mass Index (BMI).
Overall, it was a great opportunity to give back to the employees of the University and a chance to practice our manual blood pressure cuff skills. Even the school mascot, Diego Torero, stopped by to get his blood pressure checked near the end of the event. Keep up whatever diet and exercise plan you are on Diego, your blood pressure is perfect!