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The Brachial artery on the inside of the elbow is most commonly used because it can be accessed easily and compressed with a cuff. However it does depend on what method you ar…e using. With use of sphygmomanometer (inflated cuff compresses artery) you can use the brachial or the radial (at the wrist - the same as commonly used for taking the pulse). This gives less reliable results. (Some monitors even use the digital arteries in the finger). Invasive methods in which the pressure is measured directly by passing a sensor into directly the artery are often used during surgical or invasive procedures. In such cases larger deeper seated arteries are used (eg Subclavian - behind the collarbone or femoral - in the groin) as well as the brachial or radial arteries.
mm Hg (milimeters of mercury) usually measured with a Stethoscope and a sphygmomanometer .
The BP is expressed in systolic pressure over diastolic pressure in millimeters of mercury (mmHg).
Because mercury is 13.6 times denser than water it is able to measure higher pressures.
A Sphygomamometer measures blood pressure.
Arteries are generally deep within our bodies which makes them hard to feel. However the Branchial Artery is close to the surface of the skin and is easily felt by hand. A…lso behind the Branchial Artery there is a firm muscle that allows us to press the artery against it and get an accurate measurement.
Normally you use the brachial artery to measure blood pressure.
Most commonly, a stethoscope is used to listen to an apical pulse, and in combination with a sphygmomanometer (blood pressure cuff) the stethoscope is used to measure blood pr…essure.
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A person's blood pressure is measured by systolic and diastolic readings from a blood pressure monitor. Systolic blood pressure measures the pressure of the blood traveling t…hrough the artery while the heart has contracted (usually around 180), while diastolic blood pressure measures the pressure of blood traveling through arteries when the heart has released (usually around 80)
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It is a mouthful: sphygmomanometer. It is 6 syllables. SPHYG-mo-ma-NO-me-ter. The sphyg syllable (SFIG) starts with an uncommon SF sound. You just go from the non-vocalized s …sound to the non-vocalized f sound, and then go on.
you shall hear nothing The nurse listens for the pulse through the stethoscope.
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