Stockbridge, Ga. (July 10, 2014) – Piedmont Henry Hospital donated 50 blood pressure cuffs to Hands of Hope Clinic that will be disseminated to patients in need.
Hypertension is one of the most common diagnoses for patients each month at Hands of Hope Clinic. Because of this, Clinical Nurse Manager Sue Goodman has created the Hypertension Self-Care Program. This program helps reduce a patient’s risk of complications due to hypertension. There has been great success so far, with patients experiencing improvements in blood pressure.
“The blood pressure cuffs are a crucial component of this program,” says Mollie Cole, executive director at Hands of Hope Clinic. “We’re hoping that the introduction of this program, of which the blood pressure cuffs play an instrumental role, will help us increase these positive patient outcome measures.”
The patients selected for the program must agree to use the blood pressure cuffs at home to take and track their blood pressure a certain amount of times per day or week. They will also visit the clinic regularly for monitoring and patient education.
The hope is that being able to consistently monitor blood pressure will help stabilize the patient’s blood pressure and in turn reduce their risk of complications such as heart attack caused by uncontrolled hypertension.
“We’re absolutely thrilled with the donation of the blood pressure cuffs by Piedmont Henry Hospital,” says Cole. “Piedmont Henry Hospital has been and continues to be a wonderful support to Hands of Hope as we continue to strive to improve the health of our most vulnerable friends and neighbors.”