s00260608_nrsg139_assignment2.docx - Andrew Long S00260608 Word count 1098 In this assignment I have chosen to discuss and reflect on the measurement of

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Andrew Long S00260608 Word count: 1098 In this assignment, I have chosen to discuss and reflect on the measurement of blood pressure, which is a clinical skill that I believe have become competent and successful in conducting. This skill of measuring BP was conducted in the nursing laboratory, using the manual auscultatory method measured in the arm of the brachial artery. This reflection will follow the Gibbs Model (1998), which comprises of five elements. They are description, feelings, evaluation, analysis, conclusion and an action plan. Description In my nursing practical class, my tutor asked the class to perform a manual blood pressure on our partners. I collected the equipment and placed it on the table, ensuring it is working correctly and in order. I returned to my partner and performed hand hygiene while introducing myself and gaining consent to measure her blood pressure. I made sure my partner was seated comfortable with a pillow under her arm and remove any restricting clothing on the arm before I placed the cuff over the brachial artery. After measuring the estimate systolic pressure, I began to palpate for the brachial pulse and placed the diaphragm of the stethoscope over this point. I inflated the cuff again, passing 30 mmHg over the estimate systolic pressure. After reaching this point, I began to deflate the cuff at approximately 2-3 mmHg per second. When I hear the first beat or Korotoff sounds, this gave me the systolic pressure. I continue to deflate at the same rate and listened to the last beat which gave me the diastolic pressure. The first beat was very hard to hear as it was very faint, but the last beat was clear and loud to hear. After finishing this process, I removed the cuff and stated the results to the patient. I performed my hand hygiene and thanked my partner allowing me to take her blood pressure.
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