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Keywords

Atrial fibrillation, Blood pressure, Sphygmomanometer, Telemetry

 

Authors

  1. Collins, Melissa MSN, RN-BC
  2. Cummings, Adam BSN, RN
  3. Skaggs, Casie BSN, RN
  4. Weller, Robyn ADN, RN
  5. Cronin, Sherill Nones PhD, RN, BC

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the differences between automated and manual blood pressure results in patients with atrial fibrillation. Data collection took place on 3 telemetry units at a 519-bed community hospital. Findings indicate that there are statistically significant differences between automated and manual blood pressures in this patient population; however, the results are not clinically significant.