Issue: 2004 > September > special report

Blood pressure measurement: we should all do it better!

R.T. Netea, Th. Thien


BP measurement can be learned by every doctor, nurse, technician and vascular trainee. But one of them, usually the doctor, should be well informed about all the pitfalls, shortcomings, algorithms, and about the validation status of the devices. The doctor should also organise the maintenance procedures of the devices in his/her department. Every co-worker should be controlled at regularly intervals and every newcomer should be trained to become a certificated BP observer.