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5.3: Finding the Error Activity- Blood Pressure – Feedback

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    In the previous film clip, a number of measurement errors were made. It is important to ensure the following techniques:

    • Perform hand hygiene before and after
    • Correct cuff placement must be determined by palpating the brachial artery.
    • Maximum pressure inflation must be determined before a blood pressure can be accurately taken.
    • The cuff is securely fastened around the arm so that only one finger can be placed between the cuff and the client’s arm. The cuff should not be moveable.
    • The stethoscope is cleansed before using.
    • The client should sit still with feet placed flat on the floor while having the blood pressure taken.

    5.3: Finding the Error Activity- Blood Pressure – Feedback is shared under a CC BY-SA 4.0 license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Lapum et al. (Ryerson University Library) via source content that was edited to conform to the style and standards of the LibreTexts platform; a detailed edit history is available upon request.