ES2005 Lab 1 - Exercise Science Lab Resting and Exercising...

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Exercise Science Lab Resting and Exercising Heart Rates and Blood Pressures Purpose: The purpose of this lab is to learn and become proficient in finding both the resting and exercising heart rate and blood pressure. Also, the purpose is to understand what a specific heart rate and blood pressure mean in terms of being normal. Procedure: *Measurement of Blood Pressure: 1) Palpate brachial artery, mark 2) Center BP cuff bladder over patients brachial artery (L or R but be consistent) at heart level (1 inch above crease of elbow) 3) Support arm (why?) 4) Place bell of stethoscope in mark (do not put under cuff) 5) Have hands well situated, view manometer 6) Inflate BP cuff: a) 20 mmHg above SBP, b) 150-180mmHg, c) 30mmHg above disappearance of radial pulse 7) Deflate 2-3mmHg/beat or 2-5mmHg/second 8) Note and record SBP (1 st sound) and DBP (4 th or 5 th sound) 9) Deflate rapidly after DBP is obtained 10) Wait 1 minute between measurements *Measurement of Heart Rate 1) Palpate pulse at one of several anatomical sites with fingers (not thumb) or use stethoscope method electronic/automated HR monitors 2) Count beats/minute (b/m) resting – 1 to 2 minute count exercise – 10 second count * 6 12 second count * 5 15 second count * 4 20 second count * 3 30 second count * 2 First the tester will practice and test five participants including him/her self for resting
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This note was uploaded on 03/21/2008 for the course ES 2005 taught by Professor Carolcook during the Spring '08 term at Appalachian State.

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ES2005 Lab 1 - Exercise Science Lab Resting and Exercising...

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