Anyone heard of Diastolic BP being higher than Systolic??? - page 6

by WSU_Ally_RN 21,558 Views | 52 Comments

I have a cousin that was talking with her mom today and was insisting her BP was 130's/150's. I told her that was impossible, I have never encountered that, nor heard of that, but she kept insisting that was correct. She even... Read More


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    I'm going to hijack this already hijacked thread for a moment.
    What makes someone a "Specialist?" Is it simply working on a specific ward or is it being a subject matter expert in a specific area? I've so often seen members taglines include four or five "Nursing Specialty" areas yet only 1 or 2 years of nursing experience.
    The reason I ask (and I don't intend to be mean, just honest) is the OP states that she/he is a Critical Care Specialist, yet is asking questions about the most fundamental of nursing concepts. I wonder if we should change the tagline to "Area currently working" Just a thought.
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    Quote from AirforceRN
    I'm going to hijack this already hijacked thread for a moment.
    What makes someone a "Specialist?" Is it simply working on a specific ward or is it being a subject matter expert in a specific area? I've so often seen members taglines include four or five "Nursing Specialty" areas yet only 1 or 2 years of nursing experience.
    The reason I ask (and I don't intend to be mean, just honest) is the OP states that she/he is a Critical Care Specialist, yet is asking questions about the most fundamental of nursing concepts. I wonder if we should change the tagline to "Area currently working" Just a thought.

    That's the thing, though....you're reading too much in to it. The area in which someone works is a "specialty," that's not the same thing as someone SAYING "I'm a Critical Care Specialist" (you inferred that statement on your own). Specialty/Area Currently Working are the same thing.
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    Wait ..... was it a left handed blood pressure cuff? They go backwards don't they?


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