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Lies, Deceit, and Blood Pressure Measurement

Blood Pressure Measurement

Blood Pressure Measurement and Other Tall Tales

From the elderly patient who really doesn’t want to get prescribed antihypertensives to the young, motivated paramedic, sometimes the numbers just don’t add up.  Check out the podcast to get the whole story!

Show Notes

Reasons a measurement may be inaccurate

What is Blood Pressure?

Automated BP Measurement

NIBP Tips from Physio-Control


Learn to Auscultate Blood Pressure


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