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How can I get the BP of my father. should the indicator reach 160 or 180 before i release the pump ?

I already bought sphymomanometer (forbid me i dont speel it rigt) i dont know how to use this. should the indicator reach 160 or 180 before i release the pump ? pls help.
Asked On : Sat, 19 Dec 2009
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You should not be taking blood pressure when you have no idea how to use it. You have to listen for the pulse through the stethescope. Put the blood pressure cuff around his upper arm. Place the stethescope on the crook (bend) of the arm. Begin to pump and release when you no longer hear the pulse beating through the stethescope. That's the high number. Release the pump SLOWLY and listen carefully for the return of the pulse beat. When you hear it again, that's the low number. 120/80 is a normal range.
Answered: Sun, 20 Dec 2009
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