To conduct blood pressure measurements by radial palpation on your ALEX/AXEL you’ll need to use your SmartCuff™. 

To learn about this Smart Accessory in general check out this video or this article. 

First, make sure your manikin is powered on and online, ready for use. 

Start a simulation session, Alex Adams (Healthy) for example (BP 132/64 or as you set the systolic value). 

Next, wrap the SmartCuff around the manikin's upper arm (either arm works, exceptions to the IV Arm), just as you would do with a real patient.

Palpate (touch and hold) the radial pulse on the arm with the cuff - you can feel the pulse.

Then, inflate the cuff to around 160mmHg (you shouldn’t feel the pulse at all anymore). 

Finally, slowly deflate the SmartCuff. You will start sensing the pulse again when the cuff pressure reaches 132mmHg (or your set systolic value)

When the cuff is fully deflated, a log entry is created saying "Blood pressure measured successfully by radial pulse palpation".

No events are created after your measurements? Click here to learn how to check the battery of your SmartCuff as a first step.

Check out how to conduct a blood pressure measurement by Korotkoff sounds as well on ALEX/AXEL here.

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