Blood Pressure Simulator

Blood Pressure Simulator
Experiential Learning Technology
Blood Pressure Simulator
Curriculum Overview
Designed for:
• High school students
• Post-secondary students in health occupations courses
• Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) training courses
Length:
The activities in this curriculum will last approximately 1 to 1 ½ hours. With supplemental materials, this curriculum can be
adapted to a longer block of time.
Goal:
To help participants learn about measurement of blood pressure and the meaning of the results according to the American
Heart Association.
Synopsis:
This curriculum helps participants learn about measurement of blood pressure and the meaning of the results according to
the American Heart Association. The lesson begins with activities that students may complete before the content is presented.
Educators have a choice to review anatomy (review of arterial anatomy) and/or an empathy activity focusing on patient-centered
care) to teach important nursing soft skills. The lesson uses a slide presentation and integrates the blood pressure trainer to learn
the proper procedure for taking blood pressure and documentation surrounding it. A brief quiz is included for assessment.
Curriculum Components:
• Teacher’s guide – Complete lesson, including detailed steps of activities, time and materials needed, student handouts and
instructor information to teach the lesson
• Student materials
• Assessment tools
• PowerPoint presentation slides
Learning Objectives:
• Define key terms associated with equipment and blood pressure
• Demonstrate how to explain the procedure to a patient
• Explain how to measure cuff size
• Perform the steps in accurately measuring a patient’s blood pressure using the technique of auscultation
• Outline the differences between hypertension, hypotension, and normal values according to the American Heart
Association
• Explain how to document blood pressure
Blood Pressure Simulator - Curriculum Overview
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