I need some constructive advice. I had been told last year that I would probably need a hearing aid by the time I was fifty. Well, just turned 48 and I have noticed that last few times I did a manual BP that I didn't hear anything. Kinda freaking me out!
Now both of these times, the doctor told me following his exam, that the patient had a systolic BP >180 and that the BP was faint. I am a relatively new, inexperienced nurse as well so I question whether this is truly my hearing (because I DO hear it most times) or my technique.
Any thoughts? And, if it is the hearing, anyone found an enhanced stethoscope for the hearing-impaired nurse that they found helpful?
Thanks in advance.