Nursing students' blood pressure measurement following CD-ROM and conventional classroom instruction: a pilot study Academic Article uri icon


  • This paper describes a pilot investigation of first year nursing students' adherence to the recommended auscultatory blood pressure measurement procedure following three different forms of instruction; conventional classroom demonstration of the technique, a self instructional CD-ROM tutorial program, and a combination of both methods. This investigation was carried out over a 5-day time period using 27 students during normal teaching time. Students' adherence to the procedure was determined by observation using a performance checklist. Results suggest that the CD-ROM is no substitute for real life, hands on experience, although when used as an adjunct to traditional teaching methods, it can enhance learning.

publication date

  • June 1998