Differences in Manual and Automatic Blood Pressures in Telemetry Patients With Atrial Fibrillation

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the differences between automated and manual blood pressure results in patients with atrial fibrillation. Data collection took place on 3 telemetry units at a 519-bed community hospital. Findings indicate that there are statistically significant differences between automated and manual blood pressures in this patient population; however, the results are not clinically significant.

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