Blood pressure measurement--an observational study of 21 public health nurses

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The purpose of this study was to observe how public health nurses perform blood pressure measurement. Structured observations were made of 21 randomly selected public health nurses while they performed three blood pressure measurements. The public health nurses used an overall correct method for blood pressure measurement. Five nurses out of 21 used the Tri-cuff but the soft cuff was most frequently used. When choosing the breadth of the cuff, 10 nurses decided by eye and not by the marks on the cuff. To ensure a completely correct method additional information is needed by nurses.


Research areas and keywords

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  • Nursing
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)189-194
JournalJournal of Clinical Nursing
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Publication categoryResearch

Bibliographic note

The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Division of Nursing (Closed 2012) (013065000), Family Medicine (013241010)