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Measuring and Recording Blood Pressure

Author: Dana Bartlett, BSN, MSN, MA, CSPI

Course Created: 2018

Practice Level: Beginner to Intermediate

No book to buy Duration: 1 hours
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Course Summary

Measuring and recording blood pressures is more difficult than measuring and recording the body temperature, pulse, and respirations. It is easier to make mistakes when measuring the blood pressure than when measuring the other vital signs. Certified Nursing Assistants must learn the proper way to measure blood pressure. If blood pressure is not measured correctly, an inaccurate blood pressure reading may be obtained that might be higher or lower than the true reading. Inaccurate measurements recorded in the patient’s chart may negatively impact the patient’s care. With practice and a conscientious effort, the patient’s blood pressure can be accurately measured and recorded.

Course Format

This course is based on a book and a post test. When you're ready, purchase the test by clicking the "Add To Cart" button. This will let you take the test and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Course Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Circulatory System
  • Measuring and Recording Blood Pressure
  • Hypertension and Hypotension
  • Summary

Learning Objectives

  • Identify a basic definition of blood pressure.
  • Identify the factors or components that work together to create blood pressure.
  • Describe how to measure and record a patient’s blood pressure.
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of hypertension and hypotension.

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