Question about bloodpressure device

  1. Does anyone have suggestion on which one is the best to buy.
    I am in A&P2 and would like to buy a device to take bloodpressure.
    Thanks in advance :wink2:
    Last edit by stpauligirl on Oct 4, '06
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  3. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from stpauligirl
    Does anyone have suggestion on which one is the best to buy.
    I am in A&P2 and would like to buy a device to take bloodpressure.
    Thanks in advance :wink2:
    Don't want to be rude by bumping this up but please is there anyone out there who can help me find the "right" one
  4. by   txspadequeenRN
    Are you learning to take BP's ? If you are I would highly recommend using a manual BP cuff . You can buy these at any scrub shop ,sams, walmart or usually any pharm. I have noticed that the ones at the pharm some are kinda cheap made. So I would lean toward the scrub shops or you can even go online and buy one. As far as brands I dont have one I prefer over the other ..now scopes are a different story. You can even buy ok ones at your college book store if they have a medical program of some sort, that would require it. I hope that answers your question or at least helps you.. Good luck
  5. by   jones21498
    Just make sure that it is a manual and is latex free (too many people with allergies). Other than that it doesn't have to be real expensive. After you use it over and over, it isn't going to hold up as long as a stethescope would. I think I spent $25 on mine at Walgreens and it works great. It is an Omron which is a namebrand, but I don't think it would make much of a difference.
  6. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from txspadequeen921
    Are you learning to take BP's ? If you are I would highly recommend using a manual BP cuff . You can buy these at any scrub shop ,sams, walmart or usually any pharm. I have noticed that the ones at the pharm some are kinda cheap made. So I would lean toward the scrub shops or you can even go online and buy one. As far as brands I dont have one I prefer over the other ..now scopes are a different story. You can even buy ok ones at your college book store if they have a medical program of some sort, that would require it. I hope that answers your question or at least helps you.. Good luck
    thanks you are an :angel2:
  7. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from jones21498
    Just make sure that it is a manual and is latex free (too many people with allergies). Other than that it doesn't have to be real expensive. After you use it over and over, it isn't going to hold up as long as a stethescope would. I think I spent $25 on mine at Walgreens and it works great. It is an Omron which is a namebrand, but I don't think it would make much of a difference.
    thanks and you are an :angel2: , too.

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