Hypertension Blood Pressure Measurement Fact or Fiction – Case 1

A 63-year-old woman presents to the clinic for follow-up after a recent percutaneous coronary intervention to treat unstable angina. During her clinic intake, the nurse allows her to rest for 5 min with her back and feet supported before placing an appropriately sized blood pressure (BP) cuff on her bare upper arm. Using an automated machine, the nurse obtains three serial BP measurements while verbally confirming active medications with the patient.

Before entering the patient's room, the clinician reviews the techniques used by the nurse to obtain the BP readings.

All of the appropriate measurement techniques were used to obtain BP readings for this patient.

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