Why Hydration Matters for Paramedical Exams 

Staying hydrated is essential for overall health, but did you know it’s also crucial for the paramedical exam? At APPS of Georgia, we emphasize the importance of hydration for a smoother exam experience. Whether it’s drawing blood or collecting a urine sample, being well-hydrated for the paramedical exam can potentially make a difference in your client’s life insurance rates. Let’s explore why hydration is vital and how it can benefit your client’s upcoming paramedical exam. 

Easier Blood Draws 

Hydration plays a key role in facilitating easier blood draws. When you’re well-hydrated, your veins are more prominent and accessible, making it simpler for the examiner to locate and draw blood. This may reduce potential discomfort, but also can lead to a quicker, more efficient exam. For tips on preparing for your exam, visit our Tips for a Great Exam Experience page.  

Smooth Urine Sample Collection 

Providing a urine sample is a standard part of most paramedical exams. Adequate hydration ensures that you can provide a sample promptly and comfortably. Dehydration can lead to difficulty in producing a sufficient sample, potentially delaying the process. Staying hydrated helps ensure you meet the exam requirements without any hassle.  

Why Hydration Matters 

While the primary focus of our paramedical exams is on obtaining accurate health data, hydration impacts more than just the ease of sample collection. Proper hydration helps maintain normal blood pressure and heart rate, which are also measured during the exam. Dehydration can lead to skewed results, potentially affecting your client’s insurance rates. 

Tips for Staying Hydrated: 

To ensure your clients are well-hydrated for their paramedical exam, share these simple tips: 

  • Drink plenty of water the day before and the morning of your exam.
  • Avoid diuretics like caffeine and alcohol, which can lead to dehydration.
  • Carry a water bottle with you to encourage regular hydration throughout the day.

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Our Commitment to Accuracy 

At APPS of Georgia, we pride ourselves on our dedication to delivering fast and accurate paramedical exams that streamline the life insurance process. With more than 40 years of experience serving agents, advisors, and clients across Georgia, we understand the importance of transparency in the life insurance process. Our team is committed to ensuring that all relevant health information is accurately documented, enabling life insurance underwriters to make informed decisions. 


Following these tips does not guarantee insurability or particular rates, which are determined solely by the insurance carrier. 

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