ERIC Number: ED202526
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Health Instruction Packages: How to Take a Blood Pressure.
Lancaster, Carolyn; And Others
Text, illustrations, and exercises are utilized in these four learning modules to teach dental hygiene students, nursing students, and the general public how to measure blood pressure. The first module, "Can You Take a Blood Pressure?" by Carolyn Lancaster, defines blood pressure, distinguishes between systolic and diastolic pressure and lists the equipment needed to take a blood pressure reading. The second and third modules, "How to Measure Your Own Blood Pressure" by Pam Viele and "How to Obtain and Record Your Own Blood Pressure" by M. C. Winn, both outline a step-by-step approach to self-examination for lay persons, outlining the proper equipment, placing the cuff on the arm, inflating the cuff, utilizing the stethoscope, and determining the blood pressure reading. The fourth module, "Application of a Sphygmomanometer" by Louetta Thomson, provides a more detailed look at applying the cuff, inflating it, and reading the sphygmomanometer gauge. Each module describes and illustrates procedures, provides reinforcement exercises with immediate feedback, and concludes with a post-test and an accompanying answer key. The time required to complete the modules is specified and ranges from 15 to 30 minutes each. (JP)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: League for Innovation in the Community Coll., Los Angeles, CA.