Theory and practice of manual blood pressure measurement
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Theory and practice of manual blood pressure measurement

Alison Cork Senior lecturer, University of Greenwich, London

This article outlines the process of taking a manual blood pressure measurement. The author suggests that it is a skill that nursing students should be using in clinical practice rather than relying on automated monitors.

Correspondence a.d.cork@gre.ac.uk

Nursing Standard. 22, 14,47-50. doi: 10.7748/ns2007.12.22.14.47.c6304

Published in print: 12 December 2007

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