Performing a blood pressure measurement
Target group: 1st year geriatric nursing students, new employees, interns
Blood pressure measurement is an everyday routine nursing task. Every nurse must be able to take a blood pressure reading and respond adequately to any changes.
Students of geriatric nursing should be trained as early as possible to independently recognize the necessity of blood pressure measurement, especially in emergency situations, and be enabled to perform it routinely. The learner should be gradually enabled to perform his or her professional duties independently.
Learners in learning processes are dependent on the cooperative collaboration of the practice instructor and the respective nursing team in practice.
Careful and competent explanation of all work processes, their theoretical significance and correct practical execution by the practice supervisor is of great importance.
2. Condition analysis
5. Didactic structuring and design/ implementation of the instructions
1.1 Importance of the instruction of blood pressure measurement for the trainee
Blood pressure measurement is an everyday routine work in nursing. Every nurse must be able to carry out a measurement of blood pressure and to be able to react adequately to any changes. Nursing students should be trained as early as possible to recognize the need for blood pressure measurement independently and especially in emergency situations and to be able to carry it out routinely. The student should gradually be enabled to carry out his professional tasks independently.
In practice, learners in learning processes are dependent on the cooperative cooperation of the practice leader and the respective nursing team. Of great importance is a careful and professionally competent explanation of all work processes, their theoretical significance and the correct practical execution by the practical instructor.
Decisive for positive learning outcomes are also the work organization in the respective institutions, the working atmosphere in the nursing team and the willingness of everyone to participate in the training to the best of their knowledge.
2. Condition analysis
The subject of the following elaboration is:
"Performing a blood pressure measurement"
2.2 Target group
The target group are nursing students in the 1st year of training. But also new employees, interns, etc. can be trained in the following way.
2.3 Legal basis
2.3.1 German Elderly Care Act (AltPflG)
§ 3 (2) AltPflG regulates the contents or tasks of geriatric care training.1
§ 15 (4) AltPflG contains the obligations of the provider of practical training. This ensures that the training goal is achievable for the trainee.
§ 16 AltPflG specifies which duties a student of geriatric care has and which
Knowledge, skills and abilities he must acquire during the training.
2.3.2 German Training and Examination Ordinance (AltPflAPrV)
§ 2 (1) AltPflAPrV and § 3 (1) AltPflAPrV contains basic explanations of practical training.
2.3.3 Framework curriculum
The training of geriatric care is based on the framework curriculum of the state of Hesse. Since this is kept open, the content and timing of the
Nursing schools for the elderly. Blood pressure measurement is treated in the 1st year of training in the learning field 1.3.3.
Core competence to be achieved 2
"The trainee knows selected age-specific chronic somatic diseases and takes into account their social effects in the nursing field of action. He / She observes symptoms and can justify and derive appropriate nursing interventions and carry out under guidance and evaluate."
1 cf. Gesetze für Pflegeberufe, Klie Stascheit Seite 82ff, 11. Auflage (Nomos Verlag)
2 Rahmenlehrplan Hessen und NRW