I'm thinking of purchasing a wrist BP monitor for elementary school use. Does anyone currently use one and if so, do you recommend it? I'm also concerned that the wrist cuff may be too large for the little ones.
Do they make a pediatric wrist cuff? I have an adult model (which I bought for my aide to use if I'm not there). I am not sure how accurate it is. But the one time I had to take a BP on a nonverbal student in our enclosed classroom I was happy for it. Student did not tolerate the process of manual BP assessment. But "the bracelet" was OK.
I have both a manual arm one and a electronic one for both pediatrics and adults. I rather do manual though, it's more accurate for me.
I had one when I started at my school - I admittedly hated it. It was never accurate, so I ditched it for a manual BP cuff. (I do work with the older kids, so I use an adult sized cuff most of the time.)
It's my opinion the wrist cuffs are notoriously inaccurate. They have to be in the absolute correct anatomical position and not subject to movement...not easily achieved with the kidlets.
Why not just a child sized arm cuff? I've used it on littles & they tolerate it well.
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