Question of the Day 1
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|When taking a blood pressure with an AUTOMATED cuff, the reading was 168/112. What should you do?|
|a. document the blood pressure|
|b. re-check the reading with a manual cuff|
|c. tell the nurse to give the BP meds|
|d. call 911|
All automated blood pressure readings that are abnormal should be checked with a manual cuff to make sure that the machine is not giving a faulty reading.
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