Participants will learn how blood pressure measurements are obtained including how to properly use a blood pressure cuff, the significance of systolic and diastolic pressures, and the impact high blood pressure has in our communities. The various parts of a blood pressure cuff will be explained in detail and IAR qualified instructors will demonstrate how one is used. Instructors will elaborate on the intricacies of the human heart as a pump and visualize the actions of the heart to generate a blood pressure reading.
PowerPoint presentation by staff and medical student instructors well versed in blood pressure measurements and its significance. These workshops require the following material, projector screen, lab top, blood pleasure cuffs, stethoscopes, STEM gear, pencils and paper.
Members are required to enroll in the IAR afterschool program, participate, and engage in classroom or remote learning activities provided by the instructors.
We enroll local and virtual participants ages 7 to 21 from under resourced communities of color, primarily children of incarcerated parents and those impacted by the justice system.