Understanding Blood Pressure
Introduction We can’t live without blood pressure. While our heart beats and blood circulates around our body we will have some pressure in the blood vessels. In the Operating Theater or the Emergency Room of a hospital or at an accident site, low and falling blood pressure can be an indication of serious internal or external injuries that are leading to blood loss.
Any available medical or paramedic staff will react as quickly as possible to stop the bleeding and stabilize the patient. A complete loss of blood pressure means our death, it’s as simply as that.