Indirect Sphygmomanometry: Importance of Cuff Availability for Correct Measurement

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153311
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Indirect Sphygmomanometry: Importance of Cuff Availability for Correct Measurement
Abstract:
Indirect Sphygmomanometry: Importance of Cuff Availability for Correct Measurement
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Veiga, Eugenia Velludo, RN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Sao Paulo at Ribeirao Preto
Title:Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Edna Aparecida Moura Arcuri, RN, PhD; Lyne Cloutier, RN, MSc
Hypertension is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. It?s prevention, detection and treatment is based on accurate blood pressure measurement (BPM). Many factors can affect the reliability of BPM and an important one is the size of the cuff used for the procedure.  This study aimed to determine the availability of cuffs of different widths and confront it with the reality of arm circumferences of 81 patients admitted at a medical-clinical hospitalization unit of a university hospital in Sao Paulo State, Brazil. For this purpose, we interviewed professionals, directly observed routine blood pressure measurement procedures and measured these patients? arm circumference. The arm circumferences of patients in this study ranged from 15.5 cm to 40.5cm. With a view to correct blood pressure measurement procedures, Brazilian guidelines recommend that cuffs cover 40% of arm circumference. According to these recommendations, at least 10 different cuff dimensions, ranging from 6 to 16 cm, should be available for patients in this study. However, at the unit where the research was carried out, only one cuff dimension was available (12 cm width), suitable for only 17.3% of the study participants. Using the wrong cuff can have tremendous impact on the health of individuals causing hypertensive patients not to be treated when they would need it or people who are normotensive to be diagnosed and treated for hypertension.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleIndirect Sphygmomanometry: Importance of Cuff Availability for Correct Measurementen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153311-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Indirect Sphygmomanometry: Importance of Cuff Availability for Correct Measurement</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Veiga, Eugenia Velludo, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Sao Paulo at Ribeirao Preto</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">evveiga@eerp.usp.br</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Edna Aparecida Moura Arcuri, RN, PhD; Lyne Cloutier, RN, MSc</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Hypertension is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. It?s prevention, detection and treatment is based on accurate blood pressure measurement (BPM). Many factors can affect the reliability of BPM and an important one is the size of the cuff used for the procedure. &nbsp;This study aimed to determine the availability of cuffs of different widths and confront it with the reality of arm circumferences of 81 patients admitted at a medical-clinical hospitalization unit of a university hospital in Sao Paulo State, Brazil. For this purpose, we interviewed professionals, directly observed routine blood pressure measurement procedures and measured these patients? arm circumference. The arm circumferences of patients in this study ranged from 15.5 cm to 40.5cm. With a view to correct blood pressure measurement procedures, Brazilian guidelines recommend that cuffs cover 40% of arm circumference. According to these recommendations, at least 10 different cuff dimensions, ranging from 6 to 16 cm, should be available for patients in this study. However, at the unit where the research was carried out, only one cuff dimension was available (12 cm width), suitable for only 17.3% of the study participants. Using the wrong cuff can have tremendous impact on the health of individuals causing hypertensive patients not to be treated when they would need it or people who are normotensive to be diagnosed and treated for hypertension.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:11:17Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:11:17Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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