Taking Blood Pressure

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taking blood pressure with aneroid cuff

Blood Pressure Simulator

Our blood pressure cuff simulator provide the opportunity to gain skills taking blood pressure.  In the short courses and cases listed below, you will be able to:
A) Operate a virtual sphygmomanometer by using the 'Inflate Cuff' button (pressure several times), and the 'Deflate' and open/close valve buttons
B) Determine blood pressure values using sphygmomanometer the while listening for Korotkoff Sounds
C) Switch between mercury and aneroid cuffs sphygmomanometers

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Arterial Blood Pressure Assessment

Use the following links to learn more about measuring blood pressure and hypertension.

How To Take Blood Pressure

High Blood Pressure - Hypertension Guides

Measuring Blood Pressure Cases

We provide case=based training for measuring blood pressure using our simulator. The table of contents can be used to select a case.



Cases Related To Blood Pressure - Part I
This course will teach you how to obtain blood pressure readings, heart and lung sounds, patient history and test results in order to establish a diagnosis and a treatment plan. The cases presented involve hypertension (high blood pressure), hypotension (low blood pressure), elevation of only systolic or diastolic pressures. Clinical conditions which are associated with hypertensive and hypotensive conditions are included among the cases.
List of Cases


Cases Related To Blood Pressure - Part II
Continuing from Part 1, this course provides lessons regarding how to obtain blood pressure readings, heart and lung sounds, patient history and test results in order to establish a diagnosis and a treatment plan. The cases presented involve hypotension (low blood pressure), hypertension (high blood pressure) and cases concerning elevation of only systolic or diastolic pressures. Clinical conditions which are associated with hypertensive and hypotensive conditions are included among the cases.
List of Cases
High Blood Pressure in Children Drill
These drills build assessment skills by simulating blood pressure measurement by auscultation. Users will also practice evaluation of hypertension using the NIH's classification tables for children. We recommend downloading the 'Pocket Guide to Blood Pressure Measurement in Children', National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, NIH, using the following link: A Pocket Guide to Blood Pressure Measurement in Children

List of Cases