Blood Pressure: Taking Your Child’s Blood Pressure At Home
Your baby has high blood pressure. Get information on blood pressure, home blood pressure measurement instructions, and what to do if it’s too high or too low.
What Is Blood Pressure?
Blood pressure is a method of measuring how hard the heart works to push blood out of the arteries.
Levels Of Blood Pressure Measurement.
There are two levels of blood pressure measurement.
An example of a blood pressure measurement is 80/120.
The number above shows blood flow in the veins in the 120 [sis tool a] in the example when the heart contracts during the heartbeat and pushes the blood out.
The number below is 80 (die this tool one) ie the expansion pressure. Shows blood flow in the veins, when the heart relaxes (expands) during the heartbeat.
Because your child’s blood pressure may be elevated, you need to measure it at home. It will take you a while to learn to measure blood pressure at home but it is not a difficult task.
Taking Your Child’s Blood Pressure At Home:
Manual and electronic blood pressure cuffs and a stethoscope. Blood pressure cuffs are used to measure blood pressure. There are both manual and electronic cuffs. A stethoscope tool is used to measure blood pressure with a manual cuff only.
Blood pressure cuffs are used to measure blood pressure, including both hand-operated and electric-powered. Cetoscopes can only be used with hand-operated.
With your child’s doctor or nurse, write these instructions:
Measure your child’s blood pressure 3 times a day. Your child’s blood pressure should be measured. If your child has been given any medicine to control their blood pressure, they should use it as directed. Even when blood pressure is normal. If your child’s blood pressure is very low, do not give him any medicine. Call your child’s clinic right away.
Points To Remember:
- Measure your child’s blood pressure when he is calm and relaxed.
- Measure your child’s blood pressure before giving him or her blood pressure medication.
- Too much activity, agitation, or nervous tension can cause a temporary rise in blood pressure.
- If your child has symptoms of high blood pressure, such as headache, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and blurred vision, it means that your child’s blood pressure is either too high or too low. Is on the status.
- Almost every 6 months you bring your blood pressure cuff and stethoscope when you come to the clinic. So that their accuracy can be checked.
You will need to buy a dial or electric BP cuff with a stethoscope and BP cuff to measure blood pressure. Your nurse can help with this decision. You have to buy all this before going to the baby’s house. So you know how to take blood pressure from your device. Your child’s nurse will help you choose the right size and advise you on where to buy these items.
How to take your child’s blood pressure:
- Your child’s nurse will guide you step by step on how to measure your child’s blood pressure.
- Sit your child in a chair or on one side of the table, so that the child keeps his arm at the level of the heart.
- Fitted with rubber shells, rotate to the left to open the screw. Remove all air by pressing the cuff.
- Place the cuff above the elbow of the arm. So that its adhesive edge is outward. Make sure his dial is up. So you can easily see it. Pull the cuff around your baby’s arm and wrap it tightly. Tie its adhesive edges together with other parts.
- Place your first and second fingers inward on the baby’s elbow and feel the pulse. Place the flat part of the stethoscope at the place of the pulse. Then put the earmuffs in the ears.