HOW TO MEASURE BLOOD PRESSURE

First, let’s see the pieces of equipment required:

      1. Blood pressure Cuff or Sphygmomanometer which has inflation bladder inside. Make sure you use standard size one. This is what you wrap around the arm of the patient.
      2. Pump or Inflation bulb- used to inflate or pump air to the cuff
      3. Calibrated Manometer gauge- Used for the readings as you inflate air up and as you release
      4. Stethoscope – To listen to the pulses. It has two earpieces which should be twisted at 15-degree angle and should be pointed forward so when they enter into your ear canal you can get a tight feel. The end of a Stethoscope has two sides which can only be used one at a time the diaphragm and bell. You will be using the diaphragm for this procedure so, make sure the bell hole is covered. If you look at the bell hole and you see it’s covered it means the diaphragm is active or if you twist it and tap and you hear sounds in your ear then it means the
        diaphragm is active
      5. valve- used to control airflow to and from the inflation bladder inside the cuff

Instruct your patient to stretch their arm with the palm up at heart level on a flat surface like a table and have them expose their upper arm. The cuff should rest directly on the skin of the upper arm.

Make sure to fully delate the cuff before beginning your read. Align the middle cuff above the crease of the elbow and wrap it snugly not too tight around the arm, align artery markings from cuff to arm. Make sure patient remains still and silent while you are taking the reading. Clip the meter onto the cuff.

Now take your stethoscope making sure the ear pieces are away from you, put them in your ear canal. Activate the diaphragm and position it above the crease of the elbow, such that the surface of the diaphragm rests on the surface of the skin below the edge of the cuff hold the surface of the stethoscope with your middle and index finger so you don’t confuse pulse of your thumb with the pulse of the
patient

Using the other hand hold the inflation pump and use your thumb and index finger to twist the valve clockwise or to the right side until you feel it stop then begin to inflate the pump by squeezing all the way up until the meter reads 2000mmHg. As soon as you reach 2000mmHg grasp the valve and twist it anti-clockwise to release air but do it slowly at a controlled rate. If air escapes quickly you
may miss the blood pressure reading

The first thumps heard is what we call systolic pressure and the reading where you hear the last thump is called diastolic pressure. As soon as you stop hearing the thumps fully deflate the cuff by turning the knob on the bulb fully anti-clockwise.

If you get a reading of 120/80 then that is considered normal blood pressure

120-139/80-89 the patient is considered to be in pre-hypertension

140-159/90-99 the patient is considered to have high blood pressure which we call hypertension Stage 1 anything above that is considered an emergency.

Nautica Classic Cologne for Men – Review

A man will often be defined by how you look and smell. They will be judged by their sense of fashion to their preference. This is why there has been a growth in the male fashion market. This varies from clothes, shoes, hairstyle and even the cologne of choice. However, some of these brands have done extremely well in the market while some others have not met the expectation of the market. Men have for a while been taken to be sweaty creatures that are not very water friendly. However, that has come to change over time as men have dominated the beauty field. Beauty experts have made sure that they have put into consideration the needs of men, and they have presented them with deodorants and colognes.

This Nautica cologne has however arisen mixed feeling among its users. It is one of the most competitive brands in the market. The nautica is one of the renowned brands. It is placed in a 100ml bottle and has a very sweet, manly scent. It has a clear distinction between a manly scent and a feminine scent. It is made from natural products and this makes it safe to use and has no effects on the body.

This brand was first introduced in the early nineties and it has come a long way in providing highly competitive cologne in the market. It mainly specializes in two major scents. The aromatic wood scent, and the water floral. These are especially liked by many people and they attract a substantial followership. These scents are liked because they are not very strong and are also favorable for use even in the public. We have all had an experience with someone with very strong cologne.

This is, however, both an advantage and a disadvantage. Customers have reviewed this product and have claimed that despite the fact that it is very good in terms of scent it does not last long. It is claimed that its effect will fade away just shortly after use and this will force you to use a larger amount to sustain it. Steppenwolf says that it smells like any other aftershave and its scent goes faint. They, however, claim that the cologne is quite expensive.

It has however been recommended that it is to be used mainly during the day as it blends well during the day as compared to during the night. Nautica has been made available on many platforms both on online shopping sits and also in selected dealers. It is packaged in a glass bottle which has been carefully designed; the glass is D shaped and has a light blue color. The glass is not only classy but also durable. It has a liquid density of 3.4 oz.

Nautica has given men a very valuable gift which has changed the whole image and perception of men in the society. It has given them a new scent. It has, however, a fault in that the scent fades away much quicker than expected