Nurse Dickerson: How To Take Your Blood Pressure
– I was surprised that my family did hold the intervention for me, but I was also extremely happy, because it was timely. – We gonna, we gonna do blood pressure teachin’ today. – Good – Okay, but we’re gonna start off taking your blood pressure. – Okay. – To see what it is. – That’s not so good. – Do you remember we just kind of slide it on your arm, and we put it over the what? – Brachial. – And why you know where your brachial is? – Because- – You can… – feel it. – You can feel it. Right. And then you just tighten it a little bit. Not real tight. And then you let your arm go limp, and totally relaxed. – Okay. – Okay And this is never supposed
to be higher than your arm. So you can’t put it up here. – Okay. – You can’t take it standin’ up. You can take it layin’ down but you need to be sitting in the same position all the time. So just relax and it will go down slowly. It’s takin’ your blood pressure and it’s also doin’ your pulse. So, we’ll have your pulse rate. And it’ll take just a minute to do. It’s never all exactly the same. – It’s 175 over 92. – Because we’ve been talking. – Okay. – And we got a little
excited about talking, so it’s always a little bit different. Then you just take this off. It’s just velcro. And slip your arm out. There you go. – Okay. – And then you just fold that back and put it away. – Like this? – And you’re done. You take this and you write
it down on your sheet. – Okay. You write it down on your sheet, what your blood pressure is. See it’s 170- – It was 170 over- – Over 89. Okay, you’ve got it
written in the right place. The systolic and the diastolic and our goal is what? – 120 over 80.
– 120 over 80. – All right and we’re gonna get there without a go. Okay, let’s do our high five. Thank you so much!
– All right. – All right. So I have enjoyed this. How about you? – Well, I have too, I have. – And you’ve learned something. – I have. – And we’re gonna do what? Control… – (sighs) – Control. Control.