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Exercise 22 Blood Pressure & Pulse And EKG Portland Community College BI 232.

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1 Exercise 22 Blood Pressure & Pulse And EKG Portland Community College BI 232

2 Cardiac Cycle Series of events that occur during one heartbeat. Systole is a period of contraction in a heart chamber. Diastole is a period of relaxation. 2

3 Auscultation Closing of the valves causes the “lubb-dubb” heart sounds. Isovolumetric contraction is when all heart valves are closed Pressure builds and semilunar valves open and blood is pumped into great vessels. This is called ventricular ejection 3

4 Auscultation The best locations to hear heart sounds are the auscultation areas for the heart. These areas are named after the heart valve that can best be heard. 4

5 Blood Pressure The forced exerted by blood on the walls of blood vessels. A function of the pumping action of the heart and the resistance to flow as blood moves through the blood vessels. 5

6 Blood Pressure In large elastic arteries, the BP fluctuates between a max. and min. value Systolic pressure is the maximum pressure exerted on bv walls. Diastolic pressure is the minimum level 6

7 Blood Pressure Measured in units called millimeters of mercury (mmHg) If the pressure in a bv is 95mm Hg, it means that the force exerted by the blood will cause a column of mercury to rise 95mm 7

8 8 Blood Pressure Cuffs BP cuffs come in different sizes. Be sure to choose the one that is appropriate for the patient Large Adult Infant

9 9 Measuring Blood Pressure Most cuffs are marked with an O or an arrow. This should be placed near the artery.

10 10 Measuring Blood Pressure Place the BP cuff snugly on the patient's arm. Check to make sure you have found the artery. Line the mark on the cuff up with the artery

11 11 Measuring Blood Pressure Stethoscope: Note how the ear pieces slant slightly in one direction. Make sure the ear pieces on the stethoscope are point away from you when you put them on. Place stethoscope on the artery, tucked slightly under the cuff

12 12 Measuring Blood Pressure The cuff should be placed at the level of the heart. The patients arm (or leg) should be completely relaxed. Resting on the table or in their lab is helpful WRONG TECHNIQUE CORRECT TECHNIQUE

13 13 Inflate the Cuff A Grasp the bulb so that your thumb can easily access the valve. Turn the valve to the right to tighten it and pump up the cuff, turn it to the left to loosen it and deflate the cuff.

14 14 Measuring Blood Pressure Pump up the cuff until the sphygmomanometer reads 180 to 200. Loosen the valve to let a little of the air out. Listen for the first heartbeat, that is the top number (systolic BP) Continue to listen until there are no more heartbeats. The last beat you hear is the bottom number (diastolic BP) Let the air all the way out and remove the cuff.

15 15 Video Demonstration for Measuring Blood Pressure ion/bloodPressure/TakingBP1.movhttp://www.uams.edu/csc/programs/orientat ion/bloodPressure/TakingBP1.mov

16 16 Normal Blood Pressure Reference: August 2004, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute – Diseases and Conditions Index For adults 18 and older who: Are not on medicine for high blood pressure Are not having a short-term serious illness Do not have other conditions such as diabetes and kidney disease Systolic BP: Less than 120 Diastolic BP: Less than 80

17 17 Pre-Hypertension Systolic BP: between Diastolic BP: between Examples: 118/82, 128/89, or 130/86 If your blood pressure is in the pre-hypertension range, it is more likely that you will end up with high blood pressure unless you take action to prevent it. Note: When systolic and diastolic blood pressures fall into different categories, the higher category should be used to classify blood pressure level.

18 18 Hypertension Stage 1 Systolic BP: between Diastolic BP: between Stage 2 Systolic BP: 160 or higher Diastolic BP: 100 or higher

19 Mean Arterial Pressure When blood pressure is measured it is the arterial blood pressure that is recorded. The difference between the systolic and diastolic pressures is called the pulse pressure (120mmHg – 80mmHg= 40mmHg) MAP= diastolic pressure + 1/3 pulse pressure (80mmHg + 1/3(40mmHg)= 93.3mmHg) 19

20 20 Hypotension Hypotension is a subnormal arterial pressure. There is not enough pressure to adequately perfuse the tissues. There is usually a mean arterial pressure (MAP) below 60 mmHg. MAP= diastolic + 1/3(systolic-diastolic) Example: BP= 120/70 MAP= /3(120-70)= 86.6 People who are chronically hypertensive may feel symptoms of hypotension if their mean arterial pressure drops by 40 mmHg, even if the absolute value is still over 60.

21 Pulse The rhythmic expansion and recoil of the arteries is known as the pulse. Can be found in various locations Diminish in smaller arteries and are absent in capillaries and veins 21

22 22 Pulse Carotid Pulse Radial Pulse Brachial Pulse

23 23 Pulse Dorsalis Pedis Pulse Posterior Tibial Pulse

24 Cardiac Conduction System The heart contains a network of specialized cardiac muscle cells, which is able to generate and conduct action potentials without neuronal or hormonal stimulation. 24

25 Cardiac Conduction System Sinoatrial (SA) node is the pacemaker of the heart Atrioventricular (AV) node when the AP reaches the AV node, atrial muscle cells repolarized and relax 25

26 Cardiac Conduction System From the AV node impulses enter the ventricles by spreading along the AV bundle to left and right bundle branches and then to Purkinje fibers. The Purkinje fibers deliver impulses to cardiac muscle cells leading to contraction 26

27 Electrocardiography (ECG) Faint traces of the electrical activity occurring along the heart wall spread through the rest of the body. These electrical changes can be detected by electrodes on the skin 27

28 EKG Waveform 28

29 P wave 29 The P wave indicates the depolarization of the atria just prior to the beginning of atrial contraction or systole

30 QRS complex (QRS interval) Represents the depolarization of the ventricles which precedes ventricular systole. 30

31 T wave Results from ventricular depolarization, which occurs before ventricular relaxation or diastole. 31

32 32 The End


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