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Thread: sphygmomanometer aka "blood pressure machine"

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    sphygmomanometer aka "blood pressure machine"

    I got a message from a forum member who will be in Aruba soon.
    She has started a new blood pressure medicine and needs to keep a record of it.

    I think that LaCabana 1st aid station (medic Abraham) will check her blood pressure for her when he manning the 1st aid station.

    Do any of the "Boticas" have these machines?

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    (You can purchase one (wrist type) and record it herself. They are pretty inexpensive too. (walmart has them one sale on line for $15.00) I use one for work.

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    We have one that we use at home as well. Ours has the cuff that goes around your arm. They're easy enough to pack and much more convenient.

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    If she needs a manual one; wrap the cuff around the upper arm; (make sure it is deflated) take your stethoscope and place it on your inner arm. Pump the cuff to 200 and slowly deflate it listening to a beat. The first beat is the top number keep deflating till you can't hear no more beats. That is your bottom number.
    Hope I explained this easily
    But those wrist ones and others are very accurate too

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    Quote Originally Posted by brady bear View Post
    If she needs a manual one; wrap the cuff around the upper arm; (make sure it is deflated) take your stethoscope and place it on your inner arm. Pump the cuff to 200 and slowly deflate it listening to a beat. The first beat is the top number keep deflating till you can't hear no more beats. That is your bottom number.
    Hope I explained this easily
    But those wrist ones and others are very accurate too
    I always wondered how they got those numbers. Thanks.

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    FYI
    if you can't hear the beats... carefully look at the cuff and once you see the needle do a movement (jump like ) is the top number and when it stops it's the bottom number.
    This is good is the dr's office if you are interested in comparing your findings to theirs.

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