Measuring lying and standing BP - 2
VOL: 97, ISSUE: 03, PAGE NO: 41
PHIL JEVON, RESUSCITATION TRAINING OFFICER, UNIVERSITY OF WOLVERHAMPTON
BEVERLEY EWENS, CONSULTANT NURSE, ITU;JOHN HOLMES, SENIOR NURSE LECTURER, UNIVERSITY OF WOLVERHAMPTONAutomatic blood pressure monitors comprise of an electronic monitor with a digital display and a blood pressure cuff. The monitor automatically inflates and deflates the cuff and systolic and diastolic blood pressure measurements are displayed. Sometimes the patient's pulse may also be calculated and displayed. The device is usually battery/mains powered and uses the oscillometric technique (Smith, 2000).
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