How to Take Blood Pressure : Blood Pressure Cuff Placement

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.



  • novotny4

    so much

  • trinbr hexi

    this is weird he doesn't look like a doctor maybe because he doesn't have the ego that doctors have am always used to doctors that tellinfo like nobody is around and enjoying listening to them selves

  • sweetangelicgrl87

    @lizzie423 yeah you right

  • Sheikh Moon

    ur voice sounds like eminem …heehhehe

  • jasdaman2

    @Michael117american loose cuff = artificially elevated BP

  • maylincitafulll

    @lizzie423 the diaphragm is in the bell

  • katie peterich

    This is very helpful on how to administer a blood pressure cuff.

  • blkblky

    any advice on how to place bp cuff and stethoscope on geriatric pts who have alot of excessive skin/fat

  • boomer3505

    Thanks for the help

  • Daisy Person

    it's the diaphragm of the stethoscope not the bell honey

  • Will Pickhardt

    It's the bell, according to the recommendations from the American College of Physicians from 2009.

  • enima

    crack open a textbook :/

  • ingridthechef44

    good video

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  • Grainne Mc cabe

    Bp 24 hour monither can you show me what happens in the hospital when dr. Gives me one to take home

  • Mike Gutrugianios

    Incomplete instructions

  • 100PercentOS2

    And then you have this moron who thinks the artery marker should be pointing at the brachial artery that ends before branching out into the ulnar and radial arteries, in the forearm. This doctor, if he is a doctor is totally clueless about where the brachial artery is in the upper arm and apparently he didn’t read the instructions that came with his sphygmomanometer.

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