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Blood pressure measurement guidelines for physical therapists.
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PMID:  21637392     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Vital sign measurement and assessment are important components of the review of systems in a physical therapy examination for individuals with and without documented cardiopulmonary disease. The measurement of blood pressure gives the therapist information regarding the patient's baseline cardiovascular status, response to exercise/activity, and guides exercise prescription. Accurate measurement of blood pressure is critical for making appropriate clinical decisions especially if physical therapists wish to play an important role as primary health care providers. The purpose of this paper is to present recommended guidelines for blood pressure measurement by physical therapists and physical therapist assistants.
Authors:
Ethel M Frese; Ann Fick; H Steven Sadowsky
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiopulmonary physical therapy journal     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1541-7891     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiopulm Phys Ther J     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-06-03     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101155626     Medline TA:  Cardiopulm Phys Ther J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  5-12     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO.
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