Our Promotoras will be getting baumanometers (blood pressure cuffs) in different colors in their medical kits. A baumanometer is an essential tool in the villages, because sometimes the Promotora is able to catch hypertension (high blood pressure) and begin dialogue with the patient , possibly saving their life.
Hypertension is known as the silent killer. We give them the traditional cuffs, which are much more accurate than the electronic kind. Since our villagers don’t often see a doctor until they are already quite sick, this skill is vital for our health workers to master.