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Blood pressure measurement is a common diagnostic and monitoring procedure, and accuracy is essential if patients are to receive the appropriate treatment and care in a timely manner. This article, part 1 in a two-part series, discusses principles of blood pressure monitoring and the devices used. Part 2 will describe the procedures for monitoring blood pressure.
Citation: Jevon P (2020) Blood pressure 1: key principles and types of measuring equipment. Nursing Times [online]; 116: 7, 36-38.
Author: Phil Jevon is academy tutor, Manor Hospital, Walsall, and honorary clinical lecturer, School of Medicine, University of Birmingham.