How to Take Blood Pressure Blood Pressure Cuff Placement

Okay so now we want to talk about the placement of the blood pressure cuff, and the placement of the stethoscope. So in general, you want to be a couple of inches, or a couple of centimeters actually, above the elbow crease. You don’t want any clothes constricting around the blood pressure cuff. Go ahead and close that off, so now we have that. And the next part is placement of the stethoscope. One important aspect is to make sure that the ear pieces you can see are angled, and you want to make sure those angles are pointing forward when you place it in your ears. And then the other important part is the placement of the bell on the stethoscope, you just want to put it right on that crease, or right where you find.

The brachial artery, which should be running right in the center of that elbow crease.

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