Motion analysis of wrapping the cuff (part1)

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  • マンシェット装着動作の分析(第1報)

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Purpose: The purpose of study is to clarify the process of motion in wrapping the cuff by nurses. Methods: The sample consisted of 7 nurses. They practiced wrapping the cuff three times and were taped practicing process of the situation. The authors described their motions in detail on the video image, repeated those comparison analysis. The common elements were inductively extracted. Results and Discussion: Common 6 motion steps were extracted. These steps are: Step 1; Palpate the brachial artery Step 2; Have the cuff, and put on the upper arm Step 3; Fix the bladder of the cuff Step 4; Continuous actions of both hands that shift and remove the fingers fixing the bladder of the cuff, while the cuff is wrapped around the upper arm Step 5; Fix the cuff Step 6; Confirm the looseness of the cuff Particularly, it considered to be important that it was wrapped around the upper arm and fixed the position of the bladder of the cuff extracted in the third step and the fourth step.


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