Take 2 Heart has created a quick reference guide for all the supplies a heart care professional needs to take a pediatric blood pressure.
- Cloth tape measure
- Blood pressure cuffs of various sizes
- Pedia BP smartphone application
A checklist of these items can be downloaded here for personal or classroom/training use: Pedia BP Tools.
Finding the Right Cuff
Not all blood pressure cuffs will fit little arms. Luckily, advances in medical devices have created cuffs in many sizes. The images below will help in selecting an appropriate cuff for your patient.