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Taking a Blood Pressure using an Aneroid Sphygmomanometer

The recording of a manual blood pressure is an essential skill to master in order to make critical decisions on a patients perfusion status in response to illness, injury or treatment. In patients with large arms, the normal-sized cuff will overestimate the blood pressure and therefore a large cuff must be used. The sizing guide printed on the BP cuff must be adhered to.