This is how you auscultate for a blood pressure.
First have your patient in a seated position, locate the brachial pulse. Expose the arm
and put the blood pressure cuff with the arrow directly over the brachial artery. Take up
as much slack as you can. You want to close off the valve by going to the right. Using
your stethoscope start in the middle of the antecubital fossa rotate it towards the middle.
Do not place your thumb on here just your finger. You will not hear anything at first.
What you want to do is we want to start putting air into the cuff until the point where you
can hear the pulse, we will keep going until the pulse goes away then we’ll add about 20-30
mm of mercury beyond the point where we can hear. So as I inflate, I can hear, I can hear,
it’s gone away, I’m going to add about 20-30 more. Slowly I’m going to allow the air to
come out, at the point where I hear a pulse coming back is my systolic. At the point where
is disappears is my diastolic. And the procedure is complete.