How to: Measure Blood Pressure

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An introductory video explaining how to manually measure blood pressure. In this video, we are sharing with you the auscultatory method of determining systolic and diastolic arterial pressures. The cuff is placed above the antecubital artery and the cuff is above the upper arm. The stethoscope is placed near the antecubital artery and no sound will be hear when there is enough pressure to close off the artery. When the pressure is slowly released, the sound of blood jetting through the vessel by the vibrations of the wall is called the Korotkoff sounds. The first sound is also the systolic pressure. The diastolic pressure is when a muffled quality occurs. Please note that the sound is often overestimated because sound can still be heard even after deflation of the cuff. This method is not 100% accurate but will give values within the 10% range.

This information was written in the Textbook of Medical Physiology by Guyton and Hall.

**Disclaimer: we are not medical professionals.

Instructional Video for Measuring Blood Pressure CNA Skill

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This step-by-step instructional video will demonstrate the proper way to measure and record the blood pressure, which is one component of measuring a patient's vital signs. This skill is demonstrated according to current Florida CNA exam standards and includes counting for one full minute. This skill is used in CNA, RN and LPN training. Additional resources can be found at 4YourCNA.com. Order your blood pressure kit from Enroll in our online program for practice tests, online workbook, instructional videos, supply kits and our step by step skills booklet to give you the skills you need to pass the FL CNA state exam! 4YourCNA.com – For ALL your CNA needs!