Blood pressure readings are most often taken in the upper arm, between the elbow and the shoulder. For some patients, obtaining a blood pressure reading in this area isn’t possible, most often due to the size of the arm. Sometimes medical professionals take blood pressure readings on the forearm. Nov 11, 2008 · The agreement between the blood pressure readings was assessed by using a Bland–Altman approach. The calf and ankle readings were compared with the arm reading which was taken as the ‘gold’ standard. The measurements used were the Cited by: 21.
The systolic blood pressure (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) were measured at each of the two sites – arm and calf – in a predetermined random order on the right side in the supine position before induction. Two baseline readings were taken and an average of the two was taken as the reading. A woman, age 72 years, has blood pressures of 150/70 mm Hg and 150/80 mm Hg, obtained by a medical assistant (MA), on consecutive office visits and does not have a history of hypertension. The blood pressure cuff is properly sized, the MA is inquiring about the patient's last mammogram while Cited by: 75.
When an upper extremity is not available or is injured, a lower extremity, such as a thigh, calf or ankle, can be used to get a blood pressure reading. Once a blood pressure cuff is wrapped around your leg, the nurse or doctor listens to the tibial, or calf, artery, or the popliteal, or thigh, artery to get an accurate reading. Dec 14, 2017 · The normal systolic blood pressure is considered to be 120 by most doctors, and the normal diastolic blood pressure is considered to be 80. Blood pressure normally increases throughout life, right from infancy to older adulthood. For most adults, regardless of their age, the normal BP range is considered to be 120/80 or less.Author: Sushma Hegde.
Jul 27, 2017 · If the blood pressure is lower in the legs than the arms, it is considered an abnormal reading. Tips. As with normal readings, the person should not have any caffeine or alcohol at least one hour before taking the reading in the legs. Also, allow her to relax a minute or two before engaging the blood pressure cuff. A VARIETY OF ANATOMIC LOCATIONS are available for obtaining the measurement of noninvasive blood pressure (BP) in postanesthesia care unit (PACU) patients. Recommendations from the American Heart Association (AHA) indicate the ideal location as being the upper arm. 1 Critical to obtaining an accurate BP is the size of the BP cuff in relation to the circumference of the cuff site.Author: Sheri Watson, Marita Aguas, Pat Colegrove, Nancy Foisy, Bonnie Jondahl, Zoe Anastas.