SDSU Students to Perform Free Blood Pressure Checks and Glucose Screening at Hospital

Posted: 1/31/2013

SDSU pharmacy and nursing students will perform free blood pressure checks and glucose screening at Brookings Health System’s hospital front lobby on Feb. 18, 19, 21 and 22 from 2 to 6 p.m. each day.

The event is held annually by the SDSU chapter of the American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists.

“The SDSU student pharmacist chapter’s goal, in according with the American Pharmacists Association, is to raise awareness about health issues concerning our community, promote better health practices, and give patients the power to take back their health,” said SDSU Pharmacy Doctoral Candidate Stephanie Flores. “We want the community to use pharmacists as a health resource and let people know we are always here to help.”

Persons interested in the free blood pressure checks and glucose screenings may walk in at any time during the event. For more information, call (605) 696-9000.

About Brookings Health System

Brookings Health System, located in Brookings, South Dakota, includes a 49-bed hospital, the 79-bed Brookview Manor nursing home, and Brookhaven Estates apartments. It is a non-profit, city-owned facility that offers the community a full range of inpatient, outpatient, and extended care services. The emergency room is staffed 24 hours a day and provides around the clock medical-nursing care for patient needs ranging from minor injuries to life threatening crises. For more information about the services offered at Brookings Health System, please call (605) 696-9000 or visit us on the Web at brookingshealth.org.