How to Take Blood Pressure : Blood Pressure Cuff Placement

How to Take Blood Pressure : Blood Pressure Cuff Placement


Okay so now we want to talk about the placement
of the blood pressure cuff, and the placement of the stethoscope. So in general, you want
to be a couple of inches, or a couple of centimeters actually, above the elbow crease. You don’t
want any clothes constricting around the blood pressure cuff. Go ahead and close that off,
so now we have that. And the next part is placement of the stethoscope. One important
aspect is to make sure that the ear pieces you can see are angled, and you want to make
sure those angles are pointing forward when you place it in your ears. And then the other
important part is the placement of the bell on the stethoscope, you just want to put it
right on that crease, or right where you find the brachial artery, which should be running
right in the center of that elbow crease.