EMS Tips

10 Tips for Blood Pressure Assessment

Read ten quick tips for blood pressure assessment in the Everyday EMS Tips column at Blood pressure is a measure of perfusion pressure during the contraction and refilling phases of the heart beat. Like any vital sign it is most useful when it is trending over time.

Updated 11/16/2011Read Kelly Grayson’s blood pressure assessment tips.

By Greg Friese

Greg Friese, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is an author, educator, paramedic, and marathon runner.

Greg was the co-host of the award winning EMSEduCast podcast, the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Greg has written for,, Wilderness Medical Associates, JEMS Magazine, and EMS World Magazine, and the NAEMSE Educator Newsletter.