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Blood Pressure

Introduction When the heart beats, it pumps blood round the body to give it the energy and oxygen it needs. As the blood moves, it pushes against the sides of the blood vessels. The strength of this pushing is your blood pressure. If the blood pressure is too high, it puts extra strain on your arteries (and your heart) and this may lead to heart attacks and strokes. Having high blood pressure (hypertension) is not usually something that you feel or notice. It does not tend to produce obvious signs...

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Blood Pressure

account of blood pressure testing during a clinical simulative skill session The clinical skill that I have decided to reflect on in this essay is the manual blood pressure test that I have performed on one of my colleague during a simulative clinical skills session. The aim of this essay is to reflect on this experience, so as to learn from it, identify areas of concern and increase competence in this skill accordingly. To start the essay it is the custom to at least give a definition of blood pressure...

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blood pressure

MANUAL BLOOD PRESSURE ASSESSMENT TECHNIQUE 2 Abstract: Taking a blood pressure reading is very important in the medical field. It is a way to detect cardiovascular health and treatment effectiveness. Blood pressure readings are one of the most popular tests being done in the healthcare setting. Recording a blood pressure consists of a number of steps, which were recently revised by the American Heart Association in the past few years. Because of the endless amount of misled readings and...

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Blood Pressure

Blood Pressure – Making a formal inference We often talk about a person’s “blood pressure” as though it is an inherent characteristic of that person. In fact, a person’s blood pressure is different each time you measure it. Blood pressure reacts to stress, diet and genetics. Gender | BP | BP1 | BP2 | BP3 | BP5 | BP7 | BP10 | BP15 | diet | female | 101 | 101 | 101 | 101 | 101 | 101 | 101 | 101 | LowFat | female | 103.3 | 103.3 | 103.3 | 103.3 | 103.3 | 103.3 | 103.3 | 103.3 | LowFat | male...

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High Blood Pressure

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE The definition of High blood pressure is a measurement of the force applied against the walls of the arteries as the heart pumps blood through the body. The pressure is determined by the force and amount of blood pumped and the size and flexibility of the arteries. The blood pressure is continually changing depending on activity, temperature, diet, emotional state, posture, physical state, and drugs. The blood pressure is ussually taken while the person...

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Core Skill: Blood Pressure

skill in which you are developing competence in and reflect upon how you have achieved the necessary level of competence for this stage of the programme” For the purpose of this essay the author has chosen to discuss blood pressure. The author has selected non-invasive blood pressure monitoring. An explanation will be provided to identify the rationale for selecting this technical skill and how the author has demonstrated knowledge base in relation to developing competence in this chosen skill. The...

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blood pressure lab report

 Blood Pressure and Pulse Determination National University Bio 202 Human Anatomy & Physiology 2 Lab Report Activity 33A Dr. Alpa Gautam March 6, 2012 Abstract The purpose of the paper is to inform and conduct a laboratory report on human blood pressure and pulse determination. Systolic (contraction) and diastolic (relaxation) pressures refer to the ventricular contraction and relaxation. With knowing the two pressures, one can distinguish if he/she...

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The Effect of Exercise on Blood Pressure

Exercise on Blood Pressure Katie Law-Balding June 28, 2010 Abstract The purpose of this experiment was to see what effect 30 seconds of physical activity would have on a subject’s blood pressure. In this case, physical activity is defined as stair running at a moderate pace for 30 seconds. Standing blood pressure was measured before and after physical activity for comparison purposes. Three trials were completed and initial blood pressure was 94/75 mmHg, 125/92 mmHg, and 106/92 mmHg. Blood pressure...

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Determinants of High Blood Pressure

of High Blood Pressure (Rough Draft) Carla Woodall Grand Canyon-HCA-515-0101 April 29, 2013 Introduction This paper implements the indicators and determinants of high blood pressure in men. Many studies have measure the effect of Hypertension among men of different ethnical and socio-economic backgrounds. Socioeconomic is one major determinant which influences high blood pressure in men. High blood pressure is a major illness in the human population, especially among men. High blood is normally...

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Reflection on Taking Blood Pressure

A REFLECTIVE ACCOUNT OF A LEARNT SIMULATED SKILL BLOOD PRESSURE. The aim of this essay is to reflect and discuss my knowledge acquired in a simulated learning skill experience which forms part of my training as a student nurse in accordance with the Nurses and Midwifery Council (NMC 2010). (Marieb and Hoehn, 2010, p 703) defined Blood Pressure (BP) as ‘the force per unit area exerted on a vessel wall by the contained blood, and is expressed in millimetres of mercury (mm Hg)’. BP is still one...

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