Blood pressure cuff recommendations

  1. Hello,
    I am a new student and would like recommendations for a blood pressure cuff. I had seen some information a while back on stethoscopes and took notes, but have not seen cuffs mentioned. Any help would greatly appreciated.
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  3. by   TazziRN
    That's because we need steths but not cuffs.
  4. by   Christie RN2006
    I had to have a blood pressure cuff for my first few clinicals, but I haven't used it since then (except for on family). I would recommend not paying a whole lot for it since chances are unless you do home health or something along those lines you won't use it after you graduate.
  5. by   Nurse Crystal
    Check on Ebay. You can get one for $5-10. You will probably use it some in clinicals but after that it is basically useless because your job (well most of them that are worth working at) will supply them.
  6. by   keylime
    I didn't realize that cuffs where not a big concern! I will stick with a good quality stethoscope. Thanks to all for such speedy responses!
    Last edit by keylime on Feb 2, '07
  7. by   sister--*
    We've gone to disposable cuffs at my facility due to infection control. They work great! One cuff per pt. per stay. It's then tossed after discharge.

    For recurring Out Patients we also issue one cuff and then after use put them in an individual lg. baggie with pt. name to be used at the next treatment.

    At first I thought it odd to be using the disposable cuffs. Now, I see the point!
  8. by   SCRN1
    We also had to have our own during nursing school. We bought cheap ones from the bookstore at school and I've rarely used mine since. The tubing has probably rotted since then, LOL. Our hospital has also gone to the disposable ones too because of infection control.
  9. by   nj1grlcrus
    I am a student, and I bought a cuff at Walgreens for $16.99. Its good for parctice, and the only time you will need your own cuffs, it will be private care, and then you might want a better setup, like with removable cuffs, for small, medium, or large arms