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The inaccuracy of automatic devices taking postural measurements in the emergency department

Dind, Ashleigh; Short, Alison; Ekholm, Jodie; Holdgate, Anna


Automatic devices are used to take postural blood pressures in the emergency department despite research proving their inaccuracy in taking single blood pressures. This study assessed the accuracy of an automatic device compared with a manual aneroid reference standard for determining orthostatic hypotension and postural drops at triage. Supine and standing blood pressures were taken with an automatic and a manual device in a sequential and random order, and postural drops were calculated. The...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Nursing Practice
DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-172X.2011.01958.x


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