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Carnegie BP WS

NA blood pressure worksheet MA winter 2015

define blood pressure force exerted by the blood against the arterial wall
define cardiac output amount of blood ejected by the heart per minute
define peripheral resistance opposing force of the vessel against the blood
define stroke volume amount of blood ejected from the heart per contraction
define pulse pressure the mathematical difference between systolic and diastolic example 30-90 don't want it to be small
list physiological factors which determine blood pressure blood volume cardiac output peripheral resistance, viscosity, hormones determine how much water you retain
BP is measured in what? Millimeters of mercury or mmHg
what method is used in obtaining a BP using the stethoscope? Auscultatory
list what is meant by vital signs temperature, pulse, respiration, BP
define arteriosclerosis hardening, thickening and loss of elasticity of the arterial
describe all phases of the BP
list six or seven factors which can cause errors in a BP reading
Created by: ma2b