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Learning Exercise: Assessing Blood Pressure

Assessing Blood Pressure
Descriptions of how to properly take a blood pressure. Definitions and pictures. Practice with module, and test at the end
Course: AHLT 120


Submitted by:
Kristie Patrick-Austin, MSN, RNC
Date Last Modified:
June 30, 2010


Prerequisite is to read The human Body in Health and Disease textbook - Chapter 13 "The Heart and Heart Disease" p. 372 and Chapter 14 "The Circulation of the Blood" p. 394



  • College General Ed


Assessing Blood Presssure with practice simulations


The Human Body in Health & Disease Chapters 13 and 14

Learning Objectives

Student will define appropriate equipment for taking blood pressure. Student will list correct size and position of blood pressure cuff. Student will practice inflating cuff and record readings. Student will take exam and record/print score for discussion in class.

Type of Task

  • Individual
  • Unsupervised

Technical Notes

Exercise takes 30 minutes. Read chapters 13 and 14, then go to the module and practice what you have learned.