Automated Blood Pressure Device

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0AUTOMATED BLOOD PRESSURE DEVICEAutomated Blood Pressure DeviceName of the studentUniversity nameAuthor’s note
1AUTOMATED BLOOD PRESSURE DEVICETable of ContentsIntroduction......................................................................................................................................2Problem and answerable question...................................................................................................2Locating the evidence......................................................................................................................3Appraising the evidence..................................................................................................................5Summary of practice........................................................................................................................7Conclusion.......................................................................................................................................8References........................................................................................................................................9Appendix 1.....................................................................................................................................12Appendix 2.....................................................................................................................................13
2AUTOMATED BLOOD PRESSURE DEVICEIntroductionThe essay focuses upon the concept of evidence based practices in nursing care. Theevidence based practise methods helps in redesigning a safe, efficient and effective care. It helpsthe practitioners approach questions related to health care in an evaluative and qualitativemanner. A study has been conducted in the assignment researching the benefits of usingautomated device for measuring the blood pressure of children in hospitals rather than manualdevices. There are different school of thoughts both stating for and against the use of automatedmeasurement devices over the manual ones. The question raised here has been supported throughsufficient evidences and resources which have been further critically reviewed for reliability andvalidity.Problem and answerable questionThe blood pressure can be measured using both manual and automated measuringtechniques. The manual device is also known as theauscularity devicewhereas the automateddevice is known asoscillometric device. As commented byMyers(2014), measuring accurateblood pressure helps in monitoring the proper functioning of different body systems and organs.The erroneous blood pressure measurement may result in wrong treatments being administeredto the patients. Therefore, acute measurements procedures and techniques need to be developed.The focus of the assignment is use of automated blood pressure devices over manual devices formeasuring the blood pressure of children within hospitals. A number of arguments have beenplaced in favour of use of the automated techniques over manual measurement processes. Ascommented byMansooret al.(2016), the automated readings helps in representing the true bloodpressure because of thebuilt-in deflation rateof the device. However as argued by
3AUTOMATED BLOOD PRESSURE DEVICEDaskalopoulouet al.(2015), the clinicians suggest occasional checking of the automated bloodpressure readings against the mercury sphygmomanometer. This is done to remove the chancesof any errors which may have crept during the process of blood pressure measurement. However,finding the right size of cuff for accurate measurement of blood pressure in children oftenbecomes difficult (Lin, Chang, Chou & Lin, 2014). Therefore, the emphasis is shifted upon theuse of automated blood pressure measurement devices with a built-in deflation rate.The research has been further substantiated with the help of developing a proper researchquestion. The question has been developed in the PICO format where thePstands forPopulation,Istand for intervention,Cstands for comparison andOstands for Outcome.Therefore, the question which can be raised over here is: “Is using an automated blood pressuremonitoring system (I) on children (P) more accurate in monitoring the level of blood pressure(O) compared to manual sphygmomanometers (C)?Locating the evidenceA number of evidence bases have been referred to in order to retrieve adequateinformation regarding the benefits of choosing automated blood pressure measuring techniquesover manual sphygmomanometers. In order to understand the differences one needs to developsufficient idea regarding the different types of blood pressure measuring devices, theirfunctioning and efficiencies. The blood pressure is divided into two components- systolic anddiastolic pressure. The systolic pressure is when the heart is pumping and the diastolic pressure isrecorded when the heart is at rest. In this respect, mercury sphygmomanometers are one of theold school manual methods of measuring blood pressure. The physician has to manually inflateor deflate the cuffs around the arm till the systolic and diastolic pressures are recorded (Benmira
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