[color=sandybrown]i was expirementing with taking a bp reading and i have a quick question! we haven't touched on this in class yet (should be this week!!) but i wanted to try it and see if i could do it. (and i'm excited about my lab kit that i just got!! :d ) i used my textbook as a reference...anyway...i had no problem finding the pulse...i inflated the cuff to 200mm hg and opened the valve. the needle started to jump about 10mm hg before i was able to hear the first clear sound. was i doing it right or should i have heard the first sound at the same time as the needle started pulsing? thanks for your help!!