Lab 6 Worksheet

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Lab 6 Worksheet: Blood Pressure

Student instructions: Follow the step-by-step instructions for this exercise found on the worksheet below and in the virtual lab and record your answers in the spaces below. Submit this completed document by the assignment due date found in the Syllabus.

Please make sure that your answers are typed in RED.

Please type your Name and Student ID Number here:

Directions
1. Open the Virtual Lab titled “Blood Pressure”.

2. Read the background information found under the “Question” area first, and then continue on to reading the “Procedure” information posted there as well.

3. At this point, you are ready to begin the lab exercise. Click on the “Information” button on the blood pressure testing room area and read through the information presented. Click on the “Animation” button then “Begin” to watch the animation on sphygmomanometry.

4. If you come upon terms that are unfamiliar to you, please refer to your textbook for further explanation or search the word here: http://encarta.msn.com/encnet/features/dictionary/dictionaryhome.aspx

5. When you are ready, please select the gender and age range of the first group of patients you would like to test and select “Measure Blood Pressure”.

6. Complete the exercise as directed, recording any data or information needed in your Data Table below.

7. When you are finished, please answer all of the questions found at the end of the worksheet.

Procedure
1. Click information to read about blood pressure.

2. Answer Lab Questions 11-13 below.

3. To start the experiment, select a gender by clicking and holding down the arrow under gender.

4. Select an age range to test by clicking and holding down the arrow under age range.

5. Ten patients will appear with sphygmomanometers. Click the “Measure Blood Pressure” button to take their blood pressures.

6. Every patient’s systolic and diastolic blood pressure will appear next to him or her. The systolic blood pressure reading will be above the diastolic reading [pic]. To see a medical history chart of any patient, click the patient. Examine the medical history chart of any patient whose blood pressure indicates hypertension or who has a significantly higher reading than others in the group and enter his/her “risk factors” in Table 1 under “I” (Health Information). Click the chart to close it.

7. Find the average systolic and diastolic pressure for the group. To calculate the average pressure, add up the systolic readings or diastolic readings in the age group and divide by 10. You may click the “Calculator” button to access the calculator. Record your findings on Table 1 below. Round all numbers to the nearest WHOLE number.

8. Click “Reset” to run the experiment again. Choose a different Gender and/or Age Range.

9. Continue the experiment until you complete Table 1 below.

10. Answer the remaining Lab Questions below.

Table 1
*Answers will vary depending on the patients chosen by the computer. S= systolic pressure reading
D= diastolic pressure reading
I= health information

|Male 11-17 |Female 11-17 |Male 18-24 |Female 18-24 |Male 25-34 |Female 25-34 |Male 35-44 |Female 35-44 |Male 45-54 |Female 45-54 | |Patient 1 |S= D=
I=
|S=
D=
I= |S=
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I= |S=
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I= |S=
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D=
I= |S=
D=
I= |S=
D=
I= | |Patient 2 |S=
D=
I=
|S=
D=
I= |S=
D=
I= |S=
D=
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D=
I= |S=
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D=
I= |S=
D=
I= |S=
D=
I= | |Patient 3 |S=
D=
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|S=
D=
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D=
I= | |Patient 4 |S=
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I= | |Patient 5 |S=
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