Traceable calibration for blood pressure and temperature monitoring
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Traceable calibration for blood pressure and temperature monitoring

Colin Mackechnie Knowledge transfer executive, National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, Middlesex
Robert Simpson Research scientist, National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, Middlesex

Blood pressure and body temperature measurements need to be accurate for correct diagnosis and monitoring. Instruments based on new technologies may not give accurate measurements. This article considers the implications for healthcare professionals. The need for instruments to be traceably calibrated to national standards is emphasised.

Nursing Standard. 21, 11, 42-47. doi: 10.7748/ns2006.11.21.11.42.c6383

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