Catholic Community of Waukesha

Blood Pressure Screening

 
"My son, pay attention to what I say; listen closely to my words.
Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart;
for they are life to those who find them and health to a man's whole body.
Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life." Proverbs 4:20-23
 

High Blood Pressure or Hypertension is known as the "silent killer". This is because it usually has no symptoms, so a person does not know they have it, yet it is a leading cause of heart attacks, strokes, and kidney disease. Your blood pressure reading measures the pressure blood places on the walls of the arteries.

Our parish has Blood Pressure Screening most months of the year, usually on the 3rd weekend of the month after Masses. The Parish Nurse and trained volunteers help to screen people. If desired we will keep a list of your readings, and/or give you a wallet card for you to keep and record your readings. This allows you to monitor your blood pressure and report to your health care provider. This is not meant to diagnose the disease, but a way for people to monitor if medications are working, if they need to check their blood pressure more frequently or report to their physician. We can provide information on blood pressure and tips on lifestyle changes, which can keep your blood pressure under control. These screenings empower YOU to monitor your health and report as needed. We are a "link" in the chain of health care.

If you are unable to come to screenings, or want a blood pressure reading in between screenings, you can contact the Parish Nurse and set up an appointment.

Our next screenings are: 
  • May 20 & 21 - All Masses

Please feel free to contact our Parish Nurse, Amy Haas, RN at any time with questions and/or concerns at 262-547-2763 ext 203 or email ahaas@swwauk.org. Amy is normally in the office on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.