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Assessing Blood Pressure


Assessing Blood Pressure

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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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Material Type: Tutorial
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: April 21, 2004
Date Modified in MERLOT: January 14, 2017
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Primary Audience: College General Ed
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Language: English
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Avatar for Alexandria Cyrkiel
10 weeks ago

Alexandria Cyrkiel (Faculty)

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

Time spent reviewing site: 20 min
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Avatar for Colleen Nevins
1 year ago

Colleen Nevins (Faculty)

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

Avatar for carmelo carbone
2 years ago

carmelo carbone (Student)

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.

Avatar for Jo Gramley
2 years ago

Jo Gramley (Faculty)

This helped our students see how and why it was done along with pitfalls of the exercise.
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Avatar for JoAnne Raatz
4 years ago

JoAnne Raatz (Faculty)

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

Avatar for Leonardo Iturra Briceño
4 years ago

Leonardo Iturra Briceño (Health Care Professional)

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.


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Avatar for Michael Barrette
4 years ago

Michael Barrette (Staff)

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

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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

Avatar for Francesca Catalano
4 years ago

Francesca Catalano (Administrator)

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

Avatar for Michelle Wimberley
5 years ago

Michelle Wimberley (Faculty)

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

Avatar for Jana Pownell
5 years ago

Jana Pownell (Content Developer/Author)

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.

Time spent reviewing site: 45 minutes
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Avatar for Sam Coppoletti
5 years ago

Sam Coppoletti (Faculty)

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

Avatar for Rixi Thomas
5 years ago

Rixi Thomas (Faculty)

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

Avatar for Monica Martinez Traba
5 years ago

Monica Martinez Traba (Health Care Professional)

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

Avatar for Amy Gerney
5 years ago

Amy Gerney (Faculty)

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

Avatar for Inna Plugovaya
6 years ago

Inna Plugovaya (Student)

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.

Avatar for Ronald Wagner
8 years ago

Ronald Wagner (Faculty)

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.

Avatar for Diana Morarescu
8 years ago

Diana Morarescu (Student)

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!

Avatar for Marilyn Caldwell
8 years ago

Marilyn Caldwell (Faculty)

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.
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Avatar for Christine Greenwald
8 years ago

Christine Greenwald (Faculty)

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.

Avatar for Amy Hilbelink
9 years ago

Amy Hilbelink (Administrator)

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.

Avatar for Anne Moshael
10 years ago

Anne Moshael (Faculty)

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