Accuracy Analysis of Various Blood Pressure Measurement Methods by 119 Paramedics
Keywords:Blood Pressure, Paramedics, Measurement, Accuracy, Confidence
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.
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