Accuracy Analysis of Various Blood Pressure Measurement Methods by 119 Paramedics

Authors

  • Hyun-Jung Kim
  • Jin-Hwa Kim
  • Jee-Hee Kim

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v22i1.3177

Keywords:

Blood Pressure, Paramedics, Measurement, Accuracy, Confidence

Abstract

Background/Objectives: This study is to confirm the accuracy of various blood pressure measurement
methods by 119 paramedics.
Methods/Statistical analysis: This study evaluated the accuracy of blood pressure measurement and
the confidence of blood pressure measurement in stable, stable and noisy, driving, and driving noise
situations for 40 119 paramedics. The collected data were analysed with SPSS 22.0 using frequency,
descriptive statistics, and paired t-test.
Findings: The confidence of blood pressure measurement was significantly higher in four situations
after education. In blood pressure measurement accuracy, there was the significant difference in the
following situations: Stable noisy and driving noisy in normal blood pressure(t=-2.823, p=.007).Stable
driving, stable noisy(t=-2.191, p=.034), and driving noisy(t=-2.421, p=.020)in hypertension. Stable
driving, stable noisy(t=-3.674, p=.001), and driving noisy(t=-2.095, p=.043) in hypotension. In the
accuracy of blood pressure measurement by palpation, there was the significant difference in stable and
driving situation under hypotension(t=-2.211, p=.033).
Improvements/Applications: The education on blood pressure measurement in various environments
is necessary to improve the measurement accuracy of 119 emergency personnel.

Author Biographies

Hyun-Jung Kim

Professor, Department of Nursing, Daewon University College, Jecheon-si, Chungbuk, 27135, Korea

Jin-Hwa Kim

Professor,Department of Emergency Medical Technology, Daewon University College, Jecheon-si, Chungbuk, 27135, Korea

Jee-Hee Kim

Professor Department of Emergency Medical Services, Kangwon National University, Samcheok-si, Gangwon-do,25949, Korea

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Published

2021-11-08

How to Cite

Hyun-Jung Kim, Jin-Hwa Kim, & Jee-Hee Kim. (2021). Accuracy Analysis of Various Blood Pressure Measurement Methods by 119 Paramedics. Medico Legal Update, 22(1), 31–40. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v22i1.3177