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Accuracy in Blood Pressure Readings: What Nurses Need to Know

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Date:
June 1
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Objectives:

  • Review the current guidelines on what is considered high blood pressure
  • Discuss why blood pressure matters
  • Discuss steps to perform a blood pressure determination
  • Demonstrate proper technique, including the correct cuff size
  • Describe different devices available
  • Identify common errors to avoid

Presented by:

Michelle Spainhour-Luhrsen, BSN, RN.  Quality & Infection Prevention Director, Kirby Medical Center.

1.0 Nurse contact hour

There is no charge to attend. Funding for this program comes from the Illinois Department of Public Health 1815 grant- Improving the Health of Illinoisans through Chronic Disease Prevention.