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Haemodynamic monitoring: arterial catheters

19 April 2005

Nursing Standard

Learning zone continuing professional development

The arterial catheter is one of the most common monitoring tools available in the intensive care unit. However, as an invasive device it has the potential to cause...

Haemodynamic monitoring: arterial catheters

13 April 2005

Nursing Standard

CPD

The arterial catheter is one of the most common monitoring tools available in the intensive care unit. However, as an invasive device it has the potential to cause...

How to measure blood pressure manually

20 January 2016

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Rationale and key points This article aims to help nurses to measure blood pressure (BP) manually using an aneroid sphygmomanometer.▶ BP measurement is an essential...

Potassium disturbances and associated electrocardiogram changes

01 September 2007

Emergency Nurse

CPD

This article describes the clinical presentation and associated electrocardiogram recordings in patients with electrolyte disturbances, particularly serum potassium...

Blood pressure measurement: assessing staff knowledge

25 February 1998

Nursing Standard

Research

Blood pressure is measured regularly In community and hospital settings and it is usually assumed that nurses always perform the procedure accurately and with full...

Blood pressure measurement: assessing staff knowledge

25 February 1998

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Even though blood pressure measurement is a common clinical procedure, this research found that many nurses did not understand or perform the technique correctly....

Pulmonary hypertension

28 February 2002

Nursing Standard

CPD

Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a rare blood vessel disorder of the lung, in which the pressure in the pulmonary artery rises above normal levels and can become...

Blood pressure measurement

16 January 2008

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Blood pressure measurement is an essential clinical skill for all nurses. However, if the procedure is not followed carefully there is potential for error that can...

An introduction to causes, detection and management of hypertension

10 December 2008

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article examines the incidence of hypertension, the importance of early detection and the nurse’s role. Lifestyle modification measures and medication are...

Theory and practice of manual blood pressure measurement

12 December 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

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...