module 6 lesson 1 assignment

module 6 lesson 1 assignment
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  • Hello doctor! Today i am here to get my blood pressure drawn.
  • Okay great! first i will get the correct size cuff for you. please place your arm out and relax. i will place the cuff around the upper arm one inch above the antecubital fossa (making sure to press the stethoscope bell over the brachial artery). I am going to inflate the cuff to 180mmHg and then release air at a moderate rate (3mm/sec). When listening to the stethoscope, the first knocking sound is systolic pressure. when it disappears, that is the diastolic sound.
  • your blood pressure is 104/72 which is normal.
  • what is occurring in the heart to cause the difference in pressure?
  • Because the blood inside the arteries is being pushed round by the heart, the blood pushes against the insides of the artery walls. This pushing is your blood pressure. To cope with this pressure, the artery walls contain tiny muscles to hold them in shape and allow them to become wider or narrower.Opening and closing different arteries affects your blood pressure. The more narrow your arteries are, the less space there is for your blood to flow in and the harder it pushes against the arteries’ walls.
  • things that affect blood pressure is the patient talking, pain, legs crossed, physical activity, etc. It is important to measure and record a patients blood pressure because of possible health risks in the future. It can put extra strain on your heart so its important to watch for that. Hypertension can lead to a heart attack or a stroke. Having high blood pressure can lead to kidney disease as well.
  • Thank you Doctor! i will see you in a few weeks!
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