Blood Pressure Assessment Tip: Palpate while you Auscultate


Paramedic and EMS instructor David Arredondo sent this blood pressure assessment tip:

When auscultating a Blood Pressure, use your bulb hand to feel for the radial pulse. You can auscultate and palpate at the same time. If you are not able to hear a BP, you might be able to feel for one.

Thanks David for submitting a tip. Reader tips are always welcome.

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