Nursing Skills: How to measure blood pressure and what do the numbers mean

How to measure blood pressure – Nurse skills   Blood pressure is typically recorded as two numbers, written as a ratio like this: Read as “117 over 76 millimeters of mercury” Systolic The top number, which is also the higher of the two numbers, measures the pressure in the arteries when the heart beats (when the heart muscle contracts). Diastolic […]

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