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Blood Pressure/Vitals

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ted Mead Aug 16, 2018. 2 Replies

Hello All,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…Continue

 

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Ted Mead replied to Josh's discussion Blood Pressure/Vitals
"also be aware when taking vitals that a person presenting a bigemini pattern will display a much lower pulse rate. while the ekg will record the actual heartbeat it will not be detected by the pulse alone, and this will also alarm on the ekg…"
Aug 16, 2018
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Blood Pressure/Vitals

Hello All,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.Thanks,JoshSee More
Jul 31, 2018
Ted Mead replied to Josh's discussion Blood Pressure/Vitals
"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…"
Jul 30, 2018
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Blood Pressure/Vitals

Hello All,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.Thanks,JoshSee More
Jul 28, 2018
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"Welcome to Firefighter Nation Josh. Its awesome you joined the group. There is lots to do, read and be involved with here. Your participation and involvement is important to us all. Chief William Sharp- Retired Brookings Fire / Rescue Living in…"
Jul 18, 2018
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What State do you live in?
MN
Type of Organization
Volunteer Fire Department
Job Function
EMT/Paramedic, Firefighter/Driver Operator
Years in Fire/EMS:
3
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Clearwater Fire Department
Years With Department/Agency
3
My Training:
EMT, Technica Rescue, Fire 1&2, HazMat
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At 2:12pm on July 18, 2018, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…

Welcome to Firefighter Nation Josh. Its awesome you joined the group. There is lots to do, read and be involved with here. Your participation and involvement is important to us all.
Chief William Sharp- Retired
Brookings Fire / Rescue
Living in Alaska

 
 
 

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