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Assessing Blood Pressure

Assessing Blood Pressure

This learning module presents the proper technique and common errors associated with assessment of blood pressure. The information is targeted at new learners in the clinical and health sciences and can serve as a review for current practitioners. The program includes audio of blood pressure sounds, interactive simulations, and self-assessment tools.
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Kendra Harris
Kendra Harris (Student)
1 year ago
This resource was very helpful in aiding on how to properly take a manual blood pressure as well as understand what to listen for. Also, the quiz allowed me to evaluate how well I understood the material.
Used in course? Yes
Time spent reviewing site: 30 minutes
Madeleine Hughes
Madeleine Hughes (Student)
1 year ago
This was a very helpful resource!
Stephen Strait
Stephen Strait (Student)
1 year ago
Excellent tutorial, thank you for sharing!
Alexandria Cyrkiel
Alexandria Cyrkiel (Faculty)
1 year ago

Very thorough tutorial. Good quiz to gauge understanding. With results on quiz, feedback could be given immediately. Otherwise great. 

Used in course? Yes
Time spent reviewing site: 20 min
Colleen Nevins
Colleen Nevins (Faculty)
2 years ago
This lesson covers both mechanics and measurement in a very succinct way. The self-directed slideshow presentation is well laid out with verbiage, pictures, and interactive engaging activity. The quiz at the end is very applicable. I could not however, rewind or go back to a previous slide although it appeared to be an option. Well done.
Time spent reviewing site: 15 minutes
carmelo carbone
carmelo carbone (Student)
4 years ago
I feel that this would be a lesson to show the students how exactly blood pressure is measured and what certain measurements mean. Every student has probably gotten their blood pressure taken at the doctor, so after this lesson they should know why the procedure takes place and how the procedure is conducted. The site shows nice animations and pictures for guidance.
Jo Gramley
Jo Gramley (Faculty)
4 years ago
This helped our students see how and why it was done along with pitfalls of the exercise.
Used in course? Yes
JoAnne Raatz
JoAnne Raatz (Faculty)
5 years ago

Really enjoyed this!  Enjoyed the simulation and the quiz.  I would seriously consider using this with my nursing students.  Interesting history also.

Technical Remarks:

Under "Cuff Placement", first sentence, should be "location" (singular)

Would be nice to have a "back" button.

Time spent reviewing site: 15 minutes
Leonardo Iturra Briceño
Leonardo Iturra Briceño (Health Care Professional)
5 years ago

Excelente material para ser usado en Enfermería Básica.

Por mi parte estoy innovando en la simulación clínica, por lo que este aporte es grandiosos para mí.

Gracias.

Technical Remarks:

Excelente

Used in course? Yes
Michael Barrette
6 years ago

An excellent presentation that even the layperson would be able to comprehend and understand.

Technical Remarks:

Only thing that I would like to see be added - is a short explanation of what levels are considered to be okay (ex. 140/80) and what are considered to be dangerous levels

Time spent reviewing site: 15 minutes
Francesca Catalano
Francesca Catalano (Administrator)
6 years ago

Great information-- useful for lecture or for modifying into a "hands on" lab.  Applicable for multiple courses and levels of students.

Michelle Wimberley
Michelle Wimberley (Faculty)
6 years ago

This is perfect for students that need extra help or more time to understand the concept. The simulation is amazing!

Jana Pownell
Jana Pownell (Content Developer/Author)
6 years ago

This is an excellent review and/or preview for students learning BP skills. I have used this prior to teaching the skill as well as following didactic instruction of the skill. Student response was positive for both. It reaches students through a variety of learning modalitites.

Used in course? Yes
Time spent reviewing site: 45 minutes
Sam Coppoletti
Sam Coppoletti (Faculty)
6 years ago

I plan to use this in my online supplemental materials, as it is self-paced, easy to navigate, and accurate. I enjoyed listening to the phases of the sounds, as we have some need to identify the exact timing of the systolic pressure. It would be helpful to have a narrated version, be able to test oneself on the simulation as to the accuracy of listening to and identifying the correct pressure levels, and to include larger font size on the slides. Also, we use the left side as the preferred or most accurate reading side, whereas the presentation always pictured the right are-small, but important detail.

Time spent reviewing site: 10 minutes
Rixi Thomas
Rixi Thomas (Faculty)
7 years ago

Content was appropriate to individuals in the health science field. Effective teaching tool outside of the classroom for reinforcement of blood pressure skill. Easy to use and material was clear.

Technical Remarks:

The simulations was only inflating the blood pressure cuff which should have included inflating and deflating and hearing the korotkoff sounds to determine the systolic and diastolic blood pressure.

Time spent reviewing site: 20 minutes
Monica Martinez Traba
Monica Martinez Traba (Health Care Professional)
7 years ago

Excellent material, that can be used for health science students, nurses, paramedics, etc. Also may be useful for anyone who wants to know about blood pressure and its importance. 

Technical Remarks:

Easy to use, friendly.

Time spent reviewing site: 20 minutes
Amy Gerney
Amy Gerney (Faculty)
7 years ago

This is a good introduction to the concept of measuring blood pressure that would be good to have my occupational therapy students complete prior to a lab where they practice on an actual person.  I like that it is interactive and self paced.

Time spent reviewing site: 15 minutes
Inna Plugovaya
Inna Plugovaya (Student)
8 years ago
This is a great learning tool for beginners. It is very helpful in describing everything in steps and is very easy to understand. The Korotkoff sounds and the simulations are great, and the sounds are realistic and clear.

Technical Remarks:

I had no technical problems.
Time spent reviewing site: I spent about 25 minutes on the site.
Ronald Wagner
Ronald Wagner (Faculty)
9 years ago
Excellent tool. Sounds are realistic. Color scheme is easy on the eyes. The navigation of the program is simple and easy to follow. It would be great if the authors would consider narrating the program.
Diana Morarescu
Diana Morarescu (Student)
9 years ago
This is a fantastic resource for taking manual blood pressure - the simulations are very realistic, both for visual and auditory signals. I would recommend it to all the students I have in my animal physiology tutorial!
Marilyn Caldwell
Marilyn Caldwell (Faculty)
10 years ago
This is a highly recommended teaching tool for independent learning of BP auscultation. The simulations promote interactive learning and mimic the actual psycho-motor skill. The content is accurate. The type font on the first few pages is small and the content is presented in narrative format; a bulleted list would be more suitable for the module; the author did employ this technique on the common errors page. A quiz allows for learner self evaluation.

Technical Remarks:

The learner can move back and forth easily between pages by using either the sidebar menu or header links.
Used in course? Yes
Christine Greenwald
10 years ago
This is a great site for learning how to take a blood pressure. It is very specific and students should be able to follow it easily.
Amy Hilbelink
Amy Hilbelink (Administrator)
10 years ago
Can be effective in learning sounds of normal and non normal blood pressure

Technical Remarks:

easy to load - must have volume on and up to hear sounds appropriately.
Anne Moshael
Anne Moshael (Faculty)
11 years ago
The tutorial sounds great, but I couldn't view it!

Technical Remarks:

The link did not work to find the blood pressure tutorial - please help akmoshtael@bellsouth.net