Carrington College Registered Nursing[1] students demonstrate the proper technique for taking blood pressure.
You’ll need:

Blood pressure cuff
Stethoscope

Ask your patient to hold their arm out so you can begin.

Place the blood pressure cuff around the brachial artery. The brachial artery…

Just like people, our pets have blood pressure too and they also risk developing high blood pressure. While high blood pressure in humans can cause more serious health issues, high blood pressure in animals is usually associated with a more critical health issue, because hypertension is…

So our Guinness World RecordTM attempt has come and gone, but if you’re one of the 5,698 people who got a blood pressure reading on campus, do you know how to improve or maintain those blood pressure numbers? Here are some tricks on how to manage your blood pressure, no matter where you fall on…

Low blood pressure, also called hypotension, means a person’s blood pressure is lower than normal.  Most healthy adults may not have any signs or symptoms of low blood pressure unless it falls too low.  Symptoms may show if a person’s blood pressure falls below 90/60 or if the drop in blood…

Blood pressure is essential to life; we wouldn’t be alive without blood pressure. The reason for this is that blood pressure moves blood through your body, supplying all your organs with nutrients and oxygen. However, when blood pressure is too high or too low, you can experience serious health…

 Fortunately, there are several things you can do if you are diagnosed with high blood pressure. If you have high blood pressure, consider curbing the common causes of hypertension:

Improve your diet: Eat more fresh produce, high-fiber foods, and lean protein. Reduce your sodium…

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First of all, you want to take your blood pressure when you are relaxed. Otherwise, your blood pressure might be higher than usual. Therefore, avoid stress, smoking, cold temperatures, exercise, caffeine, and certain medications right before taking your blood pressure….