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Testing Measurement Of Blood Pressure, Body Temperature Measurement And Blood Glucose Monitoring

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The purpose of this essay is to reflect on skills that I have performed whilst on my placement namely manual measurement of blood pressure, Body temperature measurement and blood glucose monitoring. I will use Gibbs (1988) model of reflection on all three skills as a way to improve my practice. Gibbs model of reflection was chosen as is easy to follow by beginners {1} as involves six stages namely: description, feeling, evaluation, analysis, conclusion and action plan. Throughout this essay name of the placement or patients will not mentioned and will be replaced with the pseudonyms X,W, P in order to maintained confidentiality in accordance with Nursing and Midwifery Council NMC 2015 Code of Conduct. Reflective Account 1 (850): Manual Measurement of blood pressure Description I was asked by my mentor if I am confident to perform a manual blood pressure measurement. The patient was a 68 years old gentlemen Mr X was recently diagnosed with diabetes. I have confirm to my mentor that I am confident to perform this procedure. I have start to perform the measurement ; after located his bronchial artery pulse I have start to inflate until I could not feel the pulse rate; I have deflate the cuff and add 30 mmHg at the estimate systolic pressure to find the point to inflate the cuff according to National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE 2011a) guidance . After a few seconds I have checked the pulse again and placed the diaphragm of the stethoscope at that
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