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Have you taken blood pressure from a patient before?

Answer examples and advice for how to answer this interview question for a Medical Assistant interview

How to Answer

Taking a patient's blood pressure is one of the basic tasks you will anticipate on the job. When you perform your assessment before the nurse or doctor meets with the patient, you will go through a routine set of questions and procedures. Be sure to familiarize yourself with checking a patient's temperature, blood pressure and weight. The more you practice, the easier it gets!

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Have you taken blood pressure from a patient before?
1.
Yes I have taken the blood pressure on a patient before.
2.
Yes I have, and many of my fellow students and teachers from school.
3.
I am still in school but I do have to take vitals and I am very comfortable taking blood pressure.
4.
Yes to my mother.
5.
Yes, I a have experience for taking blood pressure.
6.
Yes, I have taken blood pressures in my extern sites and have practice in class.
7.
No, but I have many times from other peers in school and family members.
8.
Yes I have taken plenty of blood pressures before.
9.
Many times, different age groups using the proper placement and size of sphygomanometer.
10.
My best experience thus far as a medical assistant is being able to help patient with meeting their needs and expectations such as making sure they are constantly seeing the physician and bettering their health.
11.
I have only practiced on classmates a few times and not on patients.
12.
Yes. Several times. I'm quite comfortable doing this.
13.
Yes, I take blood pressure everyday from patients.
14.
How would you rate your communication skills.
15.
I have never taken blood pressure from a patient, however I have taken numerous blood pressure readings from peers, instructors, friends and family.
16.
Yes, I have been taking patients blood pressure for 2 years.

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