A Visual Guide to Understanding Blood Pressure


Learning about blood pressure has always been part of every nurse‘s life. Back in nursing school, we learned how to take someone’s blood pressure manually by finding someone who is willing to sit down be practiced on. And just to make sure we get an accurate reading, we compare with others.

Bottomline, it’s a fun learning experience. But sometimes, we really have to engage in visuals to effectively facilitate our deeper learning about the topic itself—blood pressure.


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The video shown above is an animated guide to understanding blood pressure and how it works. In this clip, Wilfred Manzano gives the facts on blood pressure and what effect does this pressure have on the walls of the blood vessels.

Learn something new and feed your curiosity with this video. Enjoy watching!


Gil Wayne ignites the minds of future nurses through his work as a part-time nurse instructor, writer, and contributor for Nurseslabs, striving to inspire the next generation to reach their full potential and elevate the nursing profession.

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