AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

PROJECT DESCRIPTION/CONTACT INFORMATION
Project title Blood Pressure Clinic
Project type(s) Community Service
Date completed 02/2008
Chapter All Saints University
Project Coordinator Naseer Syed
Summary of project Two AMSA members under the guidance of a former nurse setup a small tent outside the school during the lunch hour and took free blood pressure readings for the local community. They also educated those who participated on pertinent matters concerning blood pressure including what a high blood pressure can mean for their health, risk factors that can cause blood pressure to increase and how to maintain a healthy blood pressure reading.

Content area Community and Public Health
Number of participants 5
Participant hours involved 5 hour(s)
PROJECT PLANNING
Coordinator roles
Coordinator hours hour(s)
FUNDING & ADVERTISING
Total project cost EC $50.00
Project funding Local chapter funds
Funding breakdown of sources and/or donations:
Project advertising Three AMSA members stood outside the school premises at lunch and along with a colourful white board, convinced people walking by to get their blood pressure read for free.
PROJECT EVALUATION
Success rating
(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
5
Lessons/suggestions If news was spread to the community ahead of time, we would have had a larger response.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS
Comments We provided those who came to get their blood pressure reading with a brochure that explained everything surrounding blood pressure. They also received free lollipops and All Saints University pens.