Taking Blood Pressure Correctly

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLETING HOME STUDY COURSE

  1. Read the entire course.
  2. Remove the quiz and answer sheet from the booklet.
  3. Answer all questions in the post-test. Record your answers on the answer sheet. (an overall score of 70% is required for 2 contact hours)
  4. Complete the course evaluation.
  5. Place your completed answer sheet, course evaluation, and check or money order in the amount of $10.00 payable to Nursing Unlimited, Inc. in the business reply envelope and mail.
  6. Upon receipt of your answer sheet, your certificate will be mailed to you within one business day.

If time is of the essence, you may call 1-800-852-4126 for instant results, or fax the answer sheet to (305) 651-1427.  Your answers will be immediately reviewed and you will be called to inform you of a passing score.

PURPOSE:  This home study will review how to accurately measure blood pressure in all clients.

OBJECTIVES:  By the end of this home study, the participant will be able to:

  1. Describe what blood pressure is.
  2. Discuss the significance of blood pressure as a vital sign.
  3. List three causes of high blood pressure.
  4. List three causes of low blood pressure.
  5. List equipment for taking blood pressure.
  6. Describe two common errors that occur when taking a blood pressure.
  7. List three factors that should be considered when taking a blood pressure.

METHOD OF PRESENTATION:   Home study.

METHOD OF EVALUATION:       Examination: Pass = 70%

CONTACT HOURS:  2

ACCREDITATION: Nursing Unlimited, Inc. is a provider of continuing education approved by the Florida Board of Nursing.  Our provider number is NCE 2958.  Accreditation by reciprocity for states other than Florida.

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