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The latest from Natick-based Family Promise Metrowest

NATICK — Family Promise Metrowest has been very busy over the past few months.

The agency, which helps local homeless families, recently announced the purchase of the property at 4-6 Mulligan St. in Natick. The property will help FPM expand its services.

Since its inception more than 10 years ago, the agency has worked out of the basement of the Common Street Spiritual Center in Natick Center. At the start, FPM worked out of a small corner office, while the remaining space served as a Day Center for families in the program. As FPM expanded, so did the office space, at the expense of the Day Center.

Carole Brodrick, director of development, said a lack of privacy for families factored into the agency’s decision to purchase the Mulligan Street property.

The new property should be ready by early next year.

Bacon Street

Speaking of property, the two-family house under construction on Bacon Street should be ready sometime this fall, according to Brodrick.

Blood Pressure Cuff - Bookshelf


High Blood Pressure for Dummies
360 pages
High Blood Pressure for Dummies

The width of the blood pressure cuff must be appropriate for the size of the child's arm. If the cuff is too small, the reading will be too high. If the cuff is too large, the reading will be too low. The cuff has to completely surround the upper arm, but ...

Bill the Blood Pressure Cuff
24 pages
Bill the Blood Pressure Cuff

Jill Simpson. smallestof alltheblood pressure cuffs. He always practiced hisinhaling and exhaling to be ready in casehe isneeded. The other blood pressure cuffsalways madefun of him. The largest one was named Clyde, and the medium one.

Lippincott's Nursing Procedures
949 pages
Lippincott's Nursing Procedures

Positioning the blood pressure cuff Palpate the brachial artery. Position the cuff 1" (2.5 cm) above the site of pulsation, center the bladder above the artery with the cuff fully deflated, and wrap the cuff evenly and snugly around the upper arm.

Handbook of Blood Pressure Measurement
168 pages
Handbook of Blood Pressure Measurement

For a time, it was thought that the lowest cuff pressure for maximal oscillations was equal to diastolic pressure. ... Under the upper edge of the cuff, the artery pulsates with blood pressure, and this pulsation is communicated to the upper edge of ...

Health Basics, A Doctor's Plainspoken Advice about how Your Body Works and what to Do when it Doesn't
409 pages
Health Basics, A Doctor's Plainspoken Advice about how Your Body Works and what to Do when it Doesn't

The lowest blood pressure before this next wave of blood comes is called the diastolic blood pressure. These pressures can be determined with a blood pressure cuff. Most commonly, this cuff is placed over the upper arm. The cuff is pumped ...

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