Learn how to take blood pressure with our illustrated lessons and interactive patient simulations. In this section we provide a review of taking blood pressure techniques; assessment guides for adults and children; practice drills for the assessment of hypertension in children; and a series of case studies on hypertension and hypotension blood pressure.
The adult case studies provide training for blood pressure reading using patient examples with our simulator. The adult case study course will teach you how to take blood pressure readings, heart and lung sounds, patient history and test results in order to establish a diagnosis and a treatment plan. The cases presented involve hypertension (high blood pressure), hypotension (low blood pressure), elevation of only systolic or diastolic pressures.
Adult Blood Pressure Cases - Part I
Adult Blood Pressure Cases - Part II
These cases build assessment skills by simulating blood pressure measurement by auscultation. Users will also practice evaluation of hypertension using the NIH's classification tables for children.
Pediatric Blood Pressure Course
Practice Taking Blood Pressure - Simplified
A partner website has created a very easy to use blood pressure cuff simulator. Use it to tune your skills!
Practice Taking Blood Pressure