I was accepted to a nursing program that begins this summer. Should I purchase an electronic BP cuff that measures pulse, as well? These are a bit costly, but sometimes when I listen through a stethoscope while counting, I miscount or become distracted. Will I be tested on how to use a manual BP cuff?
Also, would you recommend this stethoscope? http://www.allheart.com/3m-littmann-...pe/p/31273134/
I know that I'm only a nurse, but as a patient with an obvious heart click that most doctors don't even notice, it's important to me that I learn how to recognize abnormal heart noises.
Mar 6, '13
by Esme12, ASN, BSN, RN Senior Moderator
Beachy is right......school wants you to know the physical skill. Those cuffs are not always right....if they were they wouldn't need us.
Take that money and buy a GOOD stethoscope.
Last edit by Esme12 on Mar 6, '13