Blood Pressure Equipment Accuracy

Blood Pressure Equipment Accuracy Is Important

The St. Cloud Hospital Bio Med Department in 2005 agreed to have blood pressure equipment checked for accuracy for St. Cloud Area Parish Nurses. Bring your equipment to the Bio Med Department at the St. Cloud Hospital. Bio Med is located in the basement of the hospital.

Turnaround is a few days for testing digital and manual blood pressure equipment. Bio Med staff recommends BP equipment be checked annually and any time you are concerned about accuracy.

For questions, call 320-252-2700 and ask for Bio Med. No appointment is necessary. Bring between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

*Other Faith Community Nurses have taken blood pressure equipment to check for accuracy to hospitals in their area.

Helpful Materials:

Blood Pressure Screening Guideline Cards (PDF)
This card for use at church BP screening clinics is from the CentraCare Heart Center. Make copies for people to keep in their billfolds to show MD, and/or to keep in locked file for reference at BP Screenings at your church.

Blood Pressure Ministry Guidelines (PDF)
Courtesy of WELS Nurses Association