How to Take A Blood Pressure

It seems that most people have problems with high blood pressure and are on multiple medications to control their hypertension. This is sometimes a problem in the hospital as well.

The more commonly life threatening issue than hypertension is hypotension (low blood pressure). Hypotension can be a late sign of a terrible infection (septic shock), or a sign of bleeding or dehydration (hypovolemic shock). This video is a very clear breakdown of how to take a patient's blood pressure. 

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