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Vol. LIX, No. 12
June 15, 2007
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New Blood Pressure Monitoring Stations In Place

  Maureen McNear, a safety and occupational health specialist from DOHS, operates one of the new blood pressure monitoring stations.  
  Maureen McNear, a safety and occupational health specialist from DOHS, operates one of the new blood pressure monitoring stations.  
  One of the new stations, which are much more sophisticated than the old ones.
  One of the new stations, which are much more sophisticated than the old ones.
As part of the ongoing wellness program for employees, NIH has acquired 15 new blood pressure monitoring stations for use at various locations, both on and off campus. The devices will replace the old units previously in use on the main campus. Several new health station sites have been added.

The new units feature touch-screen operation and can store an individual's health statistics on the station for 30 days. They are designed to measure the user's blood pressure, weight and calculate percent body fat. The weight scale is incorporated in the seat for people interested in using this feature. Body fat calculations will require the user to input information into the appropriate screen.

The new machines have been placed in the following locations:

  • Bldg. 1 - Basement Level 1 by the loading dock entrance
  • Bldg. 10 - 1st floor South lobby across from NIH Police desk
  • Bldg. 10 - 2nd floor waiting area outside the cafeteria
  • Bldg. 13 - Ground floor, outside the OMS satellite clinic (Rm. G-904)
  • Bldg. 31 - 1st floor outside the cafeteria
  • Bldg. 35 - Ground floor of the C-Pod next to the security desk
  • Bldg. 38A - Main lobby
  • Bldg. 45 - 1st floor alcove around the corner from the elevators
  • EPN - Suite 103
  • 6001 Executive Plaza - 1st floor, Rm. 110
  • 5625 Fishers Lane - 1st floor, rear lobby inside the mailbox area
  • 6705 Rockledge Dr. - 5th floor inside the OMS satellite unit
  • Poolesville NIHAC - T-8
  • 5500 Nathan Shock Dr. (NIDA) Baltimore - Bldg. C, 2nd floor elevator lobby
  • Rocky Mountain Laboratories, Hamilton, MT (NIAID) - Bldg. 1, 1st floor near ATM

The touch screens on the devices are sensitive, so use care when operating the stations. Contact the Community Health Branch, Division of Occupational Health and Safety, Office of Research Services at (301) 496-2960 for more information or to report any problems with the stations. NIH Record Icon

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