First post here. I am curious of what your departments do for assessing blood pressure? We are a volunteer department that run medicals without transport. In the past, we have used the "at home" blood pressure monitors and we do manual BP as a backup. We go through these $30 BPM every few months. Curious if any of you have advice for brands or models that we should try, or if everyone sticks to doing manual BP's.
I prefer the sphygmo-manometer (manual cuff).
I have found many of the digital cuffs (both arm and wrist) to be of poor accuracy (always reading too high) and batteries failing with heat.
proper training in the use of a manual cuff is a must and the training should be supervised by a doctor!
hearing is so much more sensitive than the microphones used in the digitals.