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Blood Pressure

Level Up RN. (2022, April 4). How to take blood pressure: Vital signs-clinical skills [Video]. YouTube. https://youtu.be/zzplQNiRQ0c?si=fVbLV9o2rT3s5TUn

How to take Blood Pressure [5:40]

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Blood Pressure Classifications

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Blood Pressure Ranges by Age

Crisis

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Click each clasification below to learn the systolic and diastolic ranges

Elevated

Stage 2

Stage 1

Normal

Blood Pressure Ranges by Age
  • Systolic (mmHg): >180
  • Diastolic (mmHg): >120
Hypertensive Crisis (ER care needed)
  • Systolic (mmHg): Greater than 140
  • Diastolic (mmHg): Greater than 90
Stage 2 Hypertension
Normal Blood Pressure
  • Systolic (mmHg): <120
  • Diastolic (mmHg): <80
  • Systolic (mmHg): 130-139
  • Diastolic (mmHg): 80-89
Stage 1 Hypertension
  • Systolic (mmHg): 120-129
  • Diastolic (mmHg): <80
Elevated Blood Pressure