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Blood pressure measurement


I am a student nurse, due to qualify this year, and I prefer to take manual readings of blood pressure and pulse. I think the automated devices are insanely expensive and inaccurate, and believe that we should all go back to the 'old-fashioned' method. I only use the automated device for taking oxygen saturation levels. I must admit that 'manual BP' wasn't much of a priority at my university, or on many of my clinical placements, but it's something I've chosen to do out of sheer frustration with inaccurate and unreliable machines!

Posted date

8 April, 2009

Posted time

9:54 am