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Titolo:
Blood pressure measurement - Does anyone do it right?: An assessment of the reliability of equipment in use and the measurement techniques of clinicians
Autore:
McVicker, JT;
Indirizzi:
N Mersey Community NHS Trust, Womens Hlth Directorate, Liverpool, Merseyside, England N Mersey Community NHS Trust Liverpool Merseyside England yside, England
Titolo Testata:
JOURNAL OF FAMILY PLANNING AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE
fascicolo: 3, volume: 27, anno: 2001,
pagine: 163 - 164
SICI:
1471-1893(200107)27:3<163:BPM-DA>2.0.ZU;2-B
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
COMBINED ORAL-CONTRACEPTIVES; MULTICENTER; STROKE;
Tipo documento:
Editorial Material
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Citazioni:
8
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: McVicker, JT N Mersey Community NHS Trust, Womens Hlth Directorate, 40-46 Dale St, Liverpool, Merseyside, England N Mersey Community NHS Trust 40-46 Dale St Liverpool Merseyside England
Citazione:
J.T. McVicker, "Blood pressure measurement - Does anyone do it right?: An assessment of the reliability of equipment in use and the measurement techniques of clinicians", J FAM PLAN, 27(3), 2001, pp. 163-164

Abstract

Objective. To assess the accuracy and consistency of blood pressure measurement techniques among individual clinicians and the reliability of the equipment in everyday use. Design. Professional survey. Participants. The senior nurse at each of 28 clinics was sent two questionnaires about equipment, and 55 health professionals were sent a questionnaire about their measurement technique. Main outcome measures. Faulty equipment, date of last service, named individual responsible for equipment, knowledge of protocols regarding mercury spillage, correct technique for measuring blood pressure, training in blood pressure measurement. Results. An 82% response rate on equipment showed it to be in relatively good condition, although maintenance problems and some potentially dangeroushealth and safety issues were highlighted. A 67% response rate on measurement technique showed that there tvas considerable variation in individual measurement technique that could lead to inappropriate action. Comment. This study has lead to replacing all mercury with aneroid devices, and to the development of staff guidelines and updating on measurement techniques. A re-audit will be carried out to complete the cycle.

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