Procedure-blood pressure manual. Supplies needed: blood pressure cuff, sphygmomanometer and stethoscope
1. Position patient in conformable position with arm exposed, level with heart, palm up
2. Place appropriate size cuff 1 inch above the antecubital fossa. Cuff should be smooth, snug and attached to sphygmomanometer.
3. Place bell of stethoscope over the brachial artery and listen for pulse
4. Inflate cuff until you no longer hear pulse while watching sphygmomanometer
5. Slowly deflate blood pressure cuff (rate of 2-3 mmHG per second)
6. Listen for the return of pulse. The reading on the sphygmomanometer at the first sound of the pulse is the systolic blood pressure.
7. Continue to deflate blood pressure cuff until you no longer hear the pulse. The reading on the sphygmomanometer at the time that you no longer can hear the pulse is the diastolic blood pressure
8. Deflate the cuff quickly
9. Remove cuff
Procedure-oxygen saturation. Supplies: pulse oximeter
1. Place probe on finger or other acceptable location…
My partner and I were designated to help care for an elderly gentleman who recently had an ischemic stroke. Our resident was sleeping in a chair in the center room and neither of us wanted to wake him until it was time for breakfast. I asked one of the LPNs on the unit if she needed any help and she wanted us to take our residents vital signs before medication administration. We awakened him and walked him to his room to provide for privacy while we took his vital signs, which included taking…
laboratory. Cardiac catheterization is an invasive diagnostic procedure that uses imaging equipment to identify if a patient has disease of the heart muscles, valves or coronary arteries (Smeltzer, 2011). Upon arriving at 0720 the nurse manager greeted me and the other student, and gave us a quick tour of the control area and examination room. We were informed about the safety precautions used to protect ourselves from imaging equipment and the patient 's from infection and were instructed to…
Arterial system of frog
Blood vessels, which carry oxygenated blood away from heart to different part of the body, are called arteries. They constitute a system called arterial system.
Truncus arterious gives two branches right aortic trunk and left aortic trunk. Each aortic trunk again divides into three branches-
a) Carotid arch: it divides into –
Lingual artery – it supplies blood to tongue and hyoid.
Common carotid – it supplies blood to buccal cavity and brain. it consists swelling at the…
the procedure because it will decrease the patient’s anxiety. Cardiac catheterization involves a catheter called a fluoroscope that is inserted into either the right or left side of the heart to assess any septal defects, abnormalities, or any dysfunctions that are occurring within the heart. Depending on which side of the heart needs to be viewed will depend on if the catheter will be inserted into the artery or vein. In the left side, the catheter will be inserted into either the brachial or…
such as heart, the inferior vena cava, the aorta and the pulmonary artery. This effect could have altered blood flow in the system, and internal bleeding experienced.
a) “Describe the cardiovascular structures that are affected by both arrows.”
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experiment, we are trying to examine heart rate and blood pressure at the reclining and standing position with light exercise. Blood flow throughout valves of the heart can cause pressure changes within the chambers (760). The force applied to the heart’s walls and the pressure in the venous system is blood pressure (793). In determining blood pressure, systolic pressure appears when an artery is stretched to its maximum during contraction of the heart chambers, and diastolic pressure appears…
balance is maintained between the pressure and resistance, which allows blood to reach all areas of the body.
In patients with Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD), there is a lesion that prevents the normal flow of blood to the peripheries. These lesions can be due to atherosclerosis, a thromboembolism, or vasculitis. With the presence of one or more of these factors, the lumen of the involved peripheral vessel narrows and consequently, results in a lower pressure at the distal segments. Depending…
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