Title

A decision-making algorithm for blood pressure measurements

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

1-1-1992

Abstract

Reliance on invasive blood pressure techniques can be problematic for nurses working in critical care units, as discrepancies are frequently noted between cuff and invasive blood pressure readings. Critical care nurses need a repertoire of decisionmaking techniques that assist them when they are caring for clients with this type of discrepancy. This paper describes an algorithm based on analytical techniques which is helpful to the nurse in making decisions about whether the invasive or noninvasive pressure is accurate. © 1992 Dimension Of Critical Care Nursing.

Publication Title

Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing

Volume

11

Issue

3

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