Shut up during triage or end up on antihypertensives (learnt this from one of our nurses today)

10 Factors That Can Affect Blood Pressure Readings

  1. Blood Pressure Cuff is too Small
  2. Blood Pressure Cuff Used Over Clothing
  3. Not Resting 3-5 minutes
  4. Arm/Back/Feet Unsupported
  5. Emotional State
  6. Talking
  7. Smoking
  8. Alcohol/Caffeine
  9. Temperature
  10. Full bladder
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