39563114 ACSM Testing

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ACSM Based Fitness Testing Blood Pressure Resting Blood Pressure - ACSM ► ► ► Patient should be seated for at least 5 minutes in a chair with their back supported and their arms bared and supported at heart level. Patients should refrain from smoking cigarettes or ingesting caffeine during the 30 min. preceding the measurement. Wrap cuff firmly around upper arm at heart level; align cuff with brachial artery The appropriate cuff size must be used to ensure accurate measurement. The bladder
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   ACSM Based FitnessTesting  Blood Pressure  Resting Blood Pressure - ACSM ► Patient should be seated for at least 5 minutes in a chairwith their back supported and their arms bared andsupported at heart level. Patients should refrain fromsmoking cigarettes or ingesting caffeine during the 30 min.preceding the measurement. ► Wrap cuff firmly around upper arm at heart level; align cuff with brachial artery ► The appropriate cuff size must be used to ensure accuratemeasurement. The bladder of the cuff should encircle atleast 2/3 of the upper arm. Many adults require a largeadult cuff   Resting Blood Pressure - ACSM ► Place stethoscope bell below the antecubitalspace over the brachial artery ► Quickly inflate cuff pressure to 20 mm Hgabove estimated systolic blood pressure. ► Slowly release pressure at a rate equal to 2to 3 mm Hg per second, noting the firstKorotkoff sound ► Continue releasing pressure, noting whensound becomes muffled (4 th phase diastolicBP) and when sound disappears (5 th phasediastolic BP). For classification purposes, thelatter is used.
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