A guide to undertaking and understanding blood pressure measurement

Laura Park*, Claire Ford, Jaden Allan

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This article aims to provide background information on blood pressure. It outlines the anatomy and physiology associated with the skill of blood pressure measurement, and the varying techniques for taking blood pressure readings, both invasively and non-invasively. It further explains the steps for taking a manual blood pressure and provides top tips for carrying out this procedure in clinical practice.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)356-362
Number of pages7
JournalBritish Journal of Nursing
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 7 Apr 2022


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