- 0Jun 20, '08 by MarieFutureRNAre there any tips on how to take blood pressure I am freaking out. I know how to do everything else. But I kno that if I get blood pressure I will fail. Any tips will be veryyyyy appreciated :spin:
- 2Jun 20, '08 by tnbutterfly, BSN, RN Adminhere are some websites with information about how to take a blood pressure.
http://nursing.about.com/od/assessme...odpressure.htm - how to take a blood pressure
http://allnurses.com/forums/f50/hearing-bps-177877.html - hearing bps
http://www.ktl.fi/publications/ehrm/.../part_iii3.htm - blood pressure measurement where peak inflation level is determined first by palpating a radial pulse, inflating cuff and then determining the point at which the pulse is obliterated.
http://homepage.smc.edu/wissmann_pau...dpressure.html - how to take a blood pressure
http://www.uams.edu/csc/programs/ori...odpressure.htm - how to take a blood pressure
http://medicine.osu.edu/exam/ - from ohio state university college of medicine, an interactive guide to physical examination for 8 body systems and includes sounds. has an interactive blood pressure cuff (the link is toward the bottom of the page, "take a blood pressure") where you click on a blood pressure bulb to start the inflation of the cuff. you will then hear and watch the manometer and tell the program what the final blood pressure is. it re-cycles to give you lots of practice!
- 1Jun 20, '08 by ensru011Don't be nervous about it! I was the first time I took my skills test and I failed. The second time around, I made sure I knew how to do it and didn't stress out about it and I passed with flying colors. You can do it . Practice, practice, practice!
- 1Jun 20, '08 by Boston-RNPalpate for the pulse first, then line up the arrow with the artery, put your steth right over where you palpated, make sure the cuff is the proper size, pump up the cuff no more than 20-30 mm Hg above the baseline bp and let'er rip. If you don't hear it the first time say so, deflate the cuff and wait 1-2 minutes.....that's the standard
PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE....even now I sometimes don't get in on the first try....