Blood pressure measures made ‘ strikingly ’ inaccurate by incorrect cuff size

Using the incorrect cuff size when taking blood pressure measurements can lead to significant over and under-estimations, according to the findings of a randomised trial by US researchers. Although clinical practice guidelines recommend the selection of an appropriately sized cuff based on mid-arm circumference before taking a blood pressure (BP) reading, the extent to which... Read moreThe post Blood pressure measures made ‘strikingly’ inaccurate by incorrect cuff size appeared first on Nursing in Practice.
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