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Sphygmomanometer that doesn't suck

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by kcinnick kcinnick (New) New Student

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Our school decided this upcoming semester we had to provide our own Sphygmomanometer.  I don't know why, they have TONS of them.  Anyway, looking up reviews gets some very mixed opinions.  Everyone I have looked up has multiple one star reviews on Amazon, even the higher end ones from Welch Allyn and ADC.  I just want something that will work for school and not hinder me with having a piece of junk.  So is there a good one out there?

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Well I got an ADC cuff based on the advice of someone who was a Paramedic, nurse and who is now a Nurse practitioner if anyone is looking for one in the future.  I hope it works out.

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Serhilda is a ADN, RN and specializes in Cardiac Telemetry, ICU.

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I picked up one from Walgreens years back when I was in my first semester. Did the job. Couldn't complain.

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heron has 40 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Hospice.

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Just be sure you find one you can calibrate yourself, you’ll be fine. Most issues I’ve had with manual bp result from poor technique or poor calibration.

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 My advice is to make sure that the little (threaded) knob that you turn isn't loose & wobbly. That's one of the most crucial components on the device. I can't say much about brand names. 

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NRSKarenRN has 43 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion.

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I've been getting medical supplies from Hopkins Medical company for over 30 years. Only needed 2 BP cuffs from them in all these years as Home Health nurse.  Get one with nylon cuff so it can be disinfected easily.

https://www.hopkinsmedicalproducts.com/bp/c/blood-pressure-monitoring/

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