Taking Blood Pressure Updated on March 19, 2015 By Pressure Guy 25 Comments Video Rating: 4 / 5 By Pressure Guy 25 Comments Isaac Gborglah March 19, 2015 These videos are very educative really dragging me into health carrier. I love these videos because they making my dream true. Shemika Reaves March 19, 2015 very informative! Sue Jones March 19, 2015 Should not the patient be sitting in a chair with a back rest and arm rest and feet flat on the floor????? I would not want these people taking my blood pressure. This ignorance happens way to often. Kati Blackledge March 19, 2015 Taking blood pressure excellent video very clear and simple CHARrrrrrrrr March 19, 2015 Ahh you can’t hear the hr with your stethoscope until there is pressure in the Bp cuff katmorgan89 March 19, 2015 helped me alot thank you for explaning well salebowwow March 19, 2015 Once you get good enough at doing this and basically knowing where your client’s #’s fall, you can actually listen to the beat on the way up and sort of know where you will hear the systolic, and then you go to 30 mm above that and slowly let it down until you hear the very first one. Down to the diastolic, you listen to the last one you hear and slowly let it out until 20mm goes by. That way you can be sure you have the absolute correct B/P reading. I am a licensed nurse. This is how I do it. John doe March 19, 2015 according to the American Heart Association, it is the bell that you want to use, since it is used for detecting low frequency sounds. Blood in the arteries makes low pressure sounds. The diaphragm is used to detect high frequency sounds, thus although the diaphragm can be used, it is better to first attempt using the way the video shows Lucy Koelmeyer March 19, 2015 the most helpful video i have seen after four hours! good job! ekunji March 19, 2015 Good video on taking blood pressure. If it is high then one should use natural remedies instead of pills. Andrew Hasty March 19, 2015 i know how to take blood pressure because I read my blood pressure book tells me how to use the blood pressure measurer. John doe March 19, 2015 the stethescope has 2 sides….the diaphagm side, used for detecting high frequency sounds; and the bell side, used for detecting low frequency sounds….because pulse sounds during partial occlusion, i.e when the sphygmomonometer is inflated, are low frequency, then the bell is used, that is why the video shows them using the “reverse” side of the stethescope lala March 19, 2015 Pretty good! honeyandwool March 19, 2015 thumbs up for sticking to point Vane S. March 20, 2015 they twist to accommodate the angle. it may not be comfortable unless you manually turn the tubes, but it doesn’t affect the sound travel. good observation! GhettoPharmacist March 20, 2015 Are you supposed to count the Diastolic pressure as it FIRST starts to fade, or once it has completely faded? ZethHolyblade March 20, 2015 Hmm It’s a nice video, but I don’t see this to be totally accurate to be honest. They should locate the radial artery and begin inflating up to +20 to 30mmHg after the pulse disappears NOT until 160mmHg. Besides that, stethoscope shouldn’t be placed beneath the sphyngomanometer. surabhi gupta March 20, 2015 very helpful than any other related videos…good job guys!! Jimbo Kenny March 20, 2015 I believe that this way is going to be obsolete one day as the reading is false because too close to the heart There is a truer way of getting a correct reading It will be only available in Heart surgeries and Hospitals as it cost somewhere in the $ 7000 range per unit making it too expensive for local clinic’s trinimaican2501 March 20, 2015 Great vid. Arm should be resting at heart level (propped up on a desk or pillow) rather than held up right? Was taught that would affect the actual reading freyalisa March 20, 2015 Proper technique is to palpate the brachial artery and palpate while inflating cuff, once you can no longer feel brachial pulse, inflate cuff another 20-30mmHg and then begin to listen for systolic. The cuff should be placed about 1″ above the brachial pulse and the stethoscope and the cuff should not be in contact! The arm should be at heart level. Patient should always be seated with back supported, two feet on the floor, and no talking!!! Elishahlaxrus March 20, 2015 nice explanation QuickMedical March 20, 2015 very informative! Alexander Gs March 20, 2015 The current accepted “normal reading” is 120/80 or less, so they are updated. Readings over 121/81 is considered pre hypertensive stage and 140/90 or higher is definitely “high blood pressure” zetrov romanov March 20, 2015 this actually helped me, as oppse to others Comments are closed.