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This image depicts a male nurse in the process of conducting a blood pressure examination upon a seated female patient in a clinical setting. The nurse was using a sphygmomanometer, consisting of a pressurized cuff encircling the patient’s right upper arm, and a monitor indicating changes in pressure within the cuff. The nurse was also using a stethoscope, listening for the sounds indicative of the high (systolic), and low (diastolic) pressure values, used to measure a patient’s blood pressure. See PHIL 13474, for a closer view of the relationship between the stethoscope and cuff, to the crook of the patient’s arm.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Amanda Mills
Creation Date:2011
Photo Credit:Amanda Mills
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