Automated versus manual blood pressure measurement: A randomized crossover trial

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Title Automated versus manual blood pressure measurement: A randomized crossover trial
Author Heinemann, Megan; Sellick, Ken; Rickard, Claire; Reynolds, Pam; McGrail, Matthew
Journal Name International Journal of Nursing Practice
Year Published 2008
Place of publication Carlton, Vic
Publisher Blackwell Publishing
Abstract This study evaluated the accuracy and reliability of the Dinamap 8100 automated blood pressure machine against three internationally recognized criteria. Systolic and diastolic blood pressures were taken concurrently by two nurses using the automated machine and a manual sphygmomanometer. Results demonstrated agreement between automated and manual readings on one set of criteria for both systolic and diastolic pressures, and support for systolic readings only on one other criterion. Comparison of mean differences between automated and manual measures showed the automated machine consistently under-read both systolic and diastolic blood pressures. The conclusion from this study was that the Dinamap 8100 machine can be used with some degree of confidence to assess systolic blood pressures in a general population of adult hospital inpatients, but with caution when taking diastolic readings.
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2008 Wiley-Blackwell Publishing. This is the author-manuscript version of the paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. The definitive version is available at
Volume 14
Issue Number 4
Page from 296
Page to 302
ISSN 1322-7114
Date Accessioned 2008-09-05
Language en_AU
Research Centre Menzies Health Institute Qld; Centre for Health Practice Innovation
Faculty Griffith Health Faculty
Subject PRE2009-Clinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care)
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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