This is a great tool for just about anyone. If your a care taker and need to check blood pressure or even for yourself to be assured at your numbers. It is a great gift for those thinking of going in the medicine field especially nursing. It is a great tool to get and teach your kids how to use it just in case you want to push your kids into a certain direction like medicine. Not only is is a valuable learning tool but is something that any one could use.
I have high blood pressure so we got this to check her levels for when our electronic ones do not work. This is a more reliable tool then some of the electronic ones. We are happy to have this because knowing your numbers can help save your life.
I am currently homeschooling my son but I have taken some medical classes so I am passing on the knowledge to my son. It never hurts to learn more.
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A sphygmomanometer (// sfig-moh-mə-nom-i-tər), blood pressure meter, or blood pressure gauge (also referred to as a sphygmometer) is a device used to measure blood pressure, composed of an inflatable cuff to restrict blood flow, and a mercuryor mechanical manometer to measure the pressure. It is always used in conjunction with a means to determine at what pressure blood flow is just starting, and at what pressure it is unimpeded. Manual sphygmomanometers are used in conjunction with a stethoscope.
The word comes from the Greek σφυγμός (sphygmos, pulse), plus the scientific term manometer (pressure meter). The device was invented by Samuel Siegfried Karl Ritter von Basch in 1881. Scipione Riva-Rocci introduced a more easily used version in 1896. In 1901, Harvey Cushing modernized the device and popularized it within the medical community.
A sphygmomanometer consists of an inflatable cuff, a measuring unit (the mercury manometer, or aneroid gauge), and a mechanism for inflation which may be a manually operated bulb and valve or a pump operated electrically.
The usual unit of measurement of blood pressure is millimeters of mercury (mmHg) as measured directly by a manual sphygmomanometer.
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