Blood pressure is taken with an instrument called a sphygmomanometer.
This instrument is
used to stop blood flow in an artery that has a good pulse pressure and is relatively close to
the skin. As pressure is released blood flow will begin to force its way through the artery
when the pressure in the cuff is lower than the systolic pressure. This forcing of blood
through a narrowed vessel opening creates a sound. A stethoscope is used to assess these
sounds and mark the points of systolic and diastolic blood pressure.
This lab will include some activities and require some research that will help you understand
and appreciate the EKGs, Palpable Pulses and Blood Pressure.
There will be an online
worksheet that you will enter your answers on. You will be allowed to “Save for Later” and
“Submit” the worksheet as many times as you want. However, there are a couple of things
to keep in mind.
You will not be allowed to Submit your worksheet after the deadline. If you do not
submit before the deadline, you may be able to work out a way to submit it as a late
assignment but there will be point deductions.
If you Submit the lab assignment, and then decide to retake it before the deadline,
all of your answers will be gone and you will have to retype all answers before
The lab worksheet has been reproduced for you on the following pages, so that you can
work on things offline. If you have printed the lab manual, you might write notes in the
textbox fields, or you might use a .pdf document annotator on your computing device.
Whatever you decide to do is fine, but ultimately, only answers entered on the I-learn
worksheet can be submitted for grading.