A nurse is assessing a patient's vital signs. Which of the following about upper extremity blood pressure measurement is correct?


•The bottom of the cuff should be about 2 cm above the antecubital space. This will place the bladder directly over the brachial artery to ensure proper compression and blood pressure measurement.

•Placing the cuff too close to the antecubital space will result in a false reading.

•The length of the uninflated bladder should cover about 75% of the limb circumference.

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