Know Your Pulse
Know Your Pulse Event
In September 2015 , it was National Stroke Week in Australia and Arrhythmia Alliance teamed up with the National Stroke Foundation and had a combined ‘’ Know Your Pulse’’ and ‘’Know Your Numbers’’ information day in the foyer of the Logan Hospital, QLD.
With the help of some lovely volunteer nurses, we conducted pulse checkson interested members of the public and taught them how to take their own pulses.
On the day we checked a total of 48 people and detected only one irregular pulse – all in all it was a terrific opportunity to raise awareness about the risks of atrial fibrillation and stroke prevention.
We had the use of the AliveCor hand-held ECG device which attracted a lot of attention too as people were fascinated by the technology of having an ECG done by merely using an app on a smartphone.
Due to the success of our day we plan to repeat ‘’Know Your Pulse ‘’ days in hospital foyers in other hospitals in the Brisbane area.