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Cinquefoil, BSN, RN 6,701 Views

Joined Oct 3, '08. He has '2' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Med Surg, Home Health'. Posts: 200 (36% Liked) Likes: 241

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  • Nov 17 '17

    The results are in, and I :heartbeat my new one-tubed BP cuff!

    And yes, the cuff comes included. It's not just the dial! The one sad thing is that the cuff part is basic black and does not come in any of the colors the dials come in.

    Overall, the dial is large and easy to read. The cuff goes on just as easy as the other one I had, and maybe even easier due to the fact that there aren't as many tubes to juggle.

    The air releases by trigger rather than by dial, but I can still control the speed of release with different degrees of pressure. My one trouble so far is that if my trigger finger is shaky this throws my whole reading off and I have to start over, but heck, that's something I can learn to prevent.

    I also have more trouble stuffing the whole kit into my fanny pack for convenient room-to-room dashing. However, I'm still happy because it saves time - with the two-tube design I had to find somewhere to clip or lay my dial and because you can't depend on someone with dementia to keep their arm still I couldn't just keep it clipped to the cuff. Now this is no longer an issue because the dial as well as the bulb is in my hand being held steady. YAAY! Thumbs up on this kind of BP cuff.

  • Jul 27 '17

    Considering working in both the USA *and* Canada.

    Plenty of threads out there about the requirements for licensing etc in each place. But how about the differences and similarities in scope of practice? I read on one of the licensure threads that Canadian nurses have a broader scope of practice, and a greater focus on preventative care.

    Really? Well, ya got me wildly What can Canadian nurses do that US ones can't and vice versa? Who spends more time on paperwork? What are the headaches of pt. advocacy/HR and which ones are different depending on side of the border????

    Looking for a few donations

    Thank you!:heartbeat