Simple and Easy ways to Prepare for your Lifeline Screening Visit

Getting a health checkup to detect any potential problems makes good sense. So, when people use Lifeline screening to screen their health it is a great way for them to evaluate what is really taking place within their body. If you are scheduled for Lifeline screening visit you should do some certain things to get ready for your appointment.

First, you should you should not eat any food at least 12 hours before your visit. Lifeline screening personnel will allow patients to drink a small amount of water before they come. They will also allow clients to swallow a small cup of tea or coffee. This amount should be no more than half a cup or 4 ounces. The no food rule is important to follow, since food will interfere with the tests.

Patients should also wear loose fitting clothing and short sleeve shirts. This is important for the examination process. Lifeline examiners will have to take a person’s blood pressure and they also need to listen to their breathing and heartbeat. Wearing loose fitting clothing helps examiners to do their job quickly and efficiently.

Items such as jewelry should not be worn at all. People who are used to wearing necklaces, lockets and bracelets should not wear them for their screening. Jewelry can interfere with some tests and cause some of the equipment to malfunction or alter the results.

The examiners also want you to arrive at least 15 minutes ahead of your scheduled time. Once you arrive check in at the counter to let the examiners know that you have arrived. You should then take a seat and wait until you are called back for your screening. The whole process should not take any more than an hour. However, some examinations will take more or less time.

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