Abstract The lack of knowledge and confidence of obtaining a manual blood pressure is an ever growing issue in the healthcare field. This paper will outline the importance of taking a manual blood pressure accurately. Providing the proper blood pressure measurement can determine a patient’s care and outcome when in
91. O’Brien E, Parati G, Stergiou G, et., al. ESH Working Group on BP Monitoring. ESH position paper on ABPM. J Hypertens.2013;31:1731–1767.
A REFLECTIVE ACCOUNT OF A LEARNT SIMULATED SKILL BLOOD PRESSURE. The aim of this essay is to reflect and discuss my knowledge acquired in a simulated learning skill experience which forms part of my training as a student nurse in accordance with the Nurses and Midwifery Council (NMC 2010).
Pathophysiology case study 2 K.H. is a 67-year-old African-American man with primary hypertension and diabetes mellitus. He is currently taking an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor and following a salt-restricted weight loss diet. He is about 30 pounds over his ideal weight. At his clinic visit his blood pressure is noted to be 135/96. His heart rate is 70 beats/min. He has no complaints. His wife brought a blood pressure cuff and stethoscope with her in the hope of learning to take her husband’s blood pressure at home.
The purpose of arterial pressure and the pulse lab is to determine the effect of posture and exercise on systolic and diastolic pressure and the heart rate. And also in order to find the differences in the reading taken under these condition compares to the baseline reading. The Sphygmomanometer and stethoscope are used to measure the systolic and diastolic blood pressure, counting the beat on the radial artery will give the reading for pulse rate and by using the lab scribe software and IWX214, the blood pressure will be measured. In the heart, the aorta and the carotid arteries have baroreceptors and the chemoreceptors that identify the changes in arterial pressure and the changes in
When the pressure was measured in the left arm, it was noted to be within normal range, even as the pressure in the right arm was still very low. The team immediately discontinued the pressor order, believing that the patient’s true BP was the one from the left arm, and that the right arm reading was due to local vascular narrowing. Although giving a vasoconstriction medication to a patient with narrow blood vessels could have had catastrophic effects, no adverse outcomes were noted in this
How is hypertension diagnosed? Hypertension is diagnosed by measuring your blood pressure in both arms. This is usually done in the physician’s office, but can also be performed by the patient with the use of home automated blood pressure machines. The problem with blood pressure machines is that sometimes they are not as
Do not allow your blood pressure to be taken in the arm with the midline catheter.
before auscultation. Place your stethoscope directly on the patient’s chest; ask the patient to breathe deeper than normal, and auscultate side to side, comparing both sides in the anterior, lateral, and posterior chest (see Figure 3-1). You need to inspect, palpate, and auscultate right upper lobe, right middle lobe, right
G.F. is a 72 year old, white male. He lives in a single family home with his wife and small dog. He recently retired in June 2014, and since started a part-time job at a local funeral home. G.F. likes to stay active within the community.
Epidemiology AC, is a painful and debilitating condition affecting 2% - 10% of the population (Neviaser and Hannafin, 2010: Cadogan and Mohammed, 2016). Statistical data indicates a higher prevalence in women (59% - 70%), a mean onset age of 50 - 60 years (Cadogan and Mohammed, 2016). The average condition duration presents for 30.1 months but ranges from 1 - 3.5 years (Hand et al, 2008) placing a considerable burden upon individuals and health care services. The non-dominant arm is slightly more affected then the dominant arm (Hand, Clipsham, Rees and Carr, 2008: Levine, Kashyap, Bak, Ahmad, Blaine, and Bigliani, 2007) and the risk of recurrence on the contralateral side within 5 years of the first occurrence is 6%–17%, recurrence in the
S: In 10/22/2014, TM was seen for bilateral shoulder pain. Today TM is here complains of left shoulder pain. According to TM he was aligning a Santfa, a process involving reaching. When he was bring his arm down, he felt the sharp, tearing pain in his anterior of his shoulder. TM is here with left shoulder pain. TM reports his pain at 6-7/10. The pain was sudden, sharp at The pain was localized, and didn’t radiated to anywhere else. The pain was so sudden and so severe, it scared him. TM denies any tingling or numbness, loss of movement.
• Discussing potential risk issues associated with using automated blood pressure/pulse machine in relation to contemporary practice.
Echocardiographic examination revealed diastolic relaxation delay with an ejection fraction of 67%. Cerebral MR angiography demonstrated 85-90% stenosis at the proximal part of the basilar artery and 40-50% stenosis at the cavernous segment of the right internal carotid artery (ICA). Digital subtraction angiography (DSA) was performed, which revealed stenoses in the distal segments of the bilateral internal carotid arteries, V4 segments of the bilateral vertebral arteries and at the junction of basilar artery, which were more prominent on the right side (Figure 2).
c. Assist the patient to the supine position for BP measurements. d. Obtain two BP readings in the dominant arm and average the results. ANS: B The patient should be seated with the feet flat on the floor. The BP is obtained in both arms,