How to Take Blood Pressure : How to Take Blood Pressure

How to Take Blood Pressure : How to Take Blood Pressure


Okay so now we got the blood pressure cuff
inflated fully. And there’s no longer a pulse coming through that brachael artery. Now you
want to slowly open up the dial, so that the blood pressure is, the millimeters of mercury
is falling around 2 millimeters of mercury per second. And when you hear that first beat,
that is your systolic pressure, and then continue deflating at 2 millimeters of mercury until
you no longer hear that beat, and that is your diastolic pressure. So the systolic pressure
is the pressure on top, and the diastolic pressure is the pressure on bottom. And we
can see that pressure on top, that systolic pressure, is the pressure that is highest.
So in the arterial system when the heart contracts, that’s that high number. And in the arterial
system when the heart relaxes, that’s that lower number.

45 Replies to “How to Take Blood Pressure : How to Take Blood Pressure”

  1. Thanks Doc! This is great for new students!

    Thank you for sharing this!

    PS – The only thing you might want to add to help us newbies is to mentioin that elbows bend and to make sure the bell is FLAT on the skin and to listen for the last DISTINCT sound for the diastolic number.
    THANK YOU!

  2. I took my CNA RC exam yesterday and even though the lady said I had the correct reading, she failed me because the cuff should've been 2 inches higher !!

  3. where in the world did you study??
    Are you license because if you are this is just embarrassing.
    Sorry i don't mean to be rude!!!!
    but everyone knows your thumb has it's own pulse.
    I think you should make a new video.
    Your good a t making them but just fix that mistake and you are good to go.

  4. They are no longer teaching or using this method because it causes damage to the artery and are now using the two step method. Update.

  5. @bebespider he's taking the BP by LISTENING to the korotkoff sounds. He's not palapting it with a stethoscope. Btw, the new edition of Bate's guide to PE acutally allows the use of the thumb in taking the pulses (esp in the carotid and the radial artery).

  6. thank you!! soo much!!! you dnt know how much i want to hug you!! not in a bad way. i have my cna testing tomorrow and part of the skills is taking blood pressure. you explained it way better than my teacher did.

  7. me and my friend was trying to take our BP for almost half an hour but we still can't get it right…. BP my ass…..!!!!

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  9. last minute revision, before my human fitness testing and prescription practical exam tommorow and I have to do this and manual HR while some1 is riding an exercise bike…fun

  10. I can still hear a heart beat all the way down to like 50 when I check my own BP but my machine that does it says I am right below 80… What am I doing wrong?

  11. didnt you read that he practiced in alternative medicine, ayurveda?
    … i'm sure people can only guess what that weed in the background is. lol

  12. haha…wow…all those years in med school…and he can not really produce a good example of how to read a proper blood pressure reading…he has his "fancy special" blood pressure device…deflating at 2 mL of mercury…blah…blah..blah

  13. …I think those years in med school has inflated his brain…err…and paycheck as well…he maybe should spend it on some Minoxidil too…

  14. One more thing, you look like you got half your hair singed off in a forest fire. I think it's time to let it go pal.

  15. i'm a registered medical
    technologist. although taking bp is not really part of our profession, we still need to learn how to do it since we are screening for donors in blood bank.. i'm still having a hard time taking bp 🙁

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