Lab report As part of my module Nipping was required to perform a set of observational skills which included; pulse, blood pressure, respirations, hand washing and urinalysis and then compare them to previous results. In this lab report am going to discuss blood pressure in detail. Procedure ;k Explain the procedure to the patient and gain consent * Wash hands thoroughly following the hand wash technique to prevent the transfer of bacteria * Clean equipment e. G.
Load pressure cuff and stethoscope using antibacterial Wipes * Ensure the patient is comfortable and has been resting for 10 minutes * Remove tight clothing and support the arm t heart level, overestimation or underestimation can occur if it is not at the appropriate level * Ensure you have the correct cuff size for the patient or this could give an inaccurate reading Locate the brachia artery and apply the cuff * Estimate the systolic pressure by using the radial pulse and inflate the cuff until the pulse cannot be felt.This is important to provide an estimation and avoids error in reading. * To take the patient’s blood pressure use a stethoscope and place on the brachia artery pulse and inflate 21>30 meg higher than the estimated systolic pulse * Immediately release the pressure sing the thumb valve at approximately MGM per second.