Measuring blood glucose levels is a common activity performed by health professionals. Blood glucose levels commonly change with illness and depending on the level can have serious affects on patients.
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.