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

Drevenhorn, Eva LU ; Håkansson, Anders LU and Petersson, Kerstin LU (2001) In Journal of Clinical Nursing 10(2). p.189-194
Abstract
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.
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Journal of Clinical Nursing
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189 - 194
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Wiley-Blackwell
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1365-2702
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10.1046/j.1365-2702.2001.00481.x
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English
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  abstract     = {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.},
  author       = {Drevenhorn, Eva and Håkansson, Anders and Petersson, Kerstin},
  issn         = {1365-2702},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {189--194},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  series       = {Journal of Clinical Nursing},
  title        = {Blood pressure measurement--an observational study of 21 public health nurses},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-2702.2001.00481.x},
  volume       = {10},
  year         = {2001},
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