×
<- Back

How to Take Blood Pressure

Speciality Classification
Nurses and Midwives
Location
Online
Delivery
Online
Duration
8 minutes
Provider
Ausmed

There are many ways to measure a blood pressure. The most simple and common way to measure a blood pressure is the brachial artery occlusion method, commonly known as the cuff.

The accuracy of the measurement depends on correct cuff sizing and operator use. It can be done automatically, but once again, training is required for automatic use.

What is Blood Pressure?

Blood pressure (BP) is a measure of the pressure exerted by the blood as it flows through the arteries. It is measured in millimetres of mercury (mmHg).

The purpose of taking a blood pressure measurement may be to:

  • Determine a person’s haemodynamic status;
  • Gain a baseline; and
  • Monitor for changes from the baseline.
  • Delivery
    Title
    How to Take Blood Pressure
    Speciality Classification
    Interest Areas / Topics Covered
    Cardiac, Vascular
    Location
    Provider Type
    Education Provider
    Duration
    8 minutes
    Start Date
    19-Mar-2020
    End Date
    19-Mar-2023
    CPD Points
    8m of CPD
    Price
    Free
    Location
    Online
    Price:
    Free
    Similar Listings
    HealthcareLink