Blood Pressure – Anatomy & Physiology Review

Intermediate Nursing
Cardiovascular System
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In this lesson, we will discuss what is meant when we say blood pressure.  We will review what regulates blood pressure and factors that can elevate or lower blood pressure.   This is one of the main vital signs nurses will assess on a regular basis. This lesson will give a foundation of what is actually being measured and how the body helps to regulate normal blood pressure.


Learning Objectives:

Upon the completion of this lesson, learners will be able to:

  1. Define blood pressure
  2. Describe how the body regulates short-term blood pressure 
  3. Explain how the body regulates blood pressure for long term homeostasis
  4. Recognize factors that can affect blood pressure


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