Pulse pressure is important as it is often overlooked in nursing but can be one of the few signs leading to complications of your patient. Normal Pulse Pressure is 40 – PP = Diastolic minus Systolic - Nursing KAMP nursingkamp.com Low is BASH – Bleeding, Aortic Stenosis and Heart Failure High is High & Afar – Atherosclerosis Fever Aortic Regurge
My Level 1 Sheet covering Normal hemodynamics Pulse Pressure Cardiac output Stroke Volume PAWP Wedge pressure CVP JVP JVD nursingkamp.com Nursing KAMP Student NCLEX StickENotes Right Sided measurements are more related to fluid balance and build up of fluid in the peripheral side. Where the Left Sided is more affected by the Hearts ability or inability to pump oxygenated blood !
Pulse Pressure --SHOULD BE NO MORE THAN 60 The Third Number in Blood Pressure Readings
Aortic Regurgitation... WIDE PULSE PRESSURE... Regurgitation of the blood back into the LV, causes hypertrophy --> this causes the apex of the heart to lie closer to the chest wall --> increased sensation of their own heartbeat (especially in the left lateral position)... Diastolic Murmur