Blood pressure measurement devices

Guidance for healthcare professionals on the use and management of blood pressure management devices.


Blood pressure measurement devices

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This document reviews:

  • the advantages and disadvantages of mercury
  • aneroid
  • electronic manual sphygmomanometers
  • automated blood pressure measuring devices

This should help to ensure the most appropriate technology is selected for use.

The topics covered are:

  • types of blood pressure measurement equipment
  • sources of error and other issues
  • purchase, training and maintenance
  • mercury
Published 1 December 2013