What does Palp mean in BP?

Palp is a quick way to say palpation which is by feel, by touch. It’s not particularly associated with blood pressure. I’ll bet you’re thinking of something like “Patient’s BP is 142 palp”. It’s way of getting a systolic blood presssure without a stethoscope or monitor.

What does Palp mean in medicine?

(pălp) One of a pair of elongated, often segmented appendages usually found near the mouth in invertebrate organisms such as mollusks, crustaceans, and insects, the functions of which include sensation, locomotion, and feeding.

Is 70 systolic too low?

Most doctors consider blood pressure too low only if it causes symptoms. Some experts define low blood pressure as readings lower than 90 mm Hg systolic or 60 mm Hg diastolic. If either number is below that, your pressure is lower than normal. A sudden fall in blood pressure can be dangerous.

Is 70 diastolic normal?

A diastolic blood pressure of somewhere between 90 and 60 is good in older folks. Once you start getting below 60, that makes people feel uncomfortable. A lot of older folks with low diastolic pressures get tired or dizzy and have frequent falls.

What does the word Palp mean?

palpverb. To feel, to explore by touch.

What does Palp stand for?


Acronym Definition
PALP Prescription Access Litigation Project
PALP Proline-Alanine-Leucine-Proline (biochemistry)
PALP Poznanska Akademicka Liga Pilkarska (Polish football league)
PALP Patient Activity Level Plan (nursing)

What do you mean by systolic and diastolic blood pressure?

Blood pressure is measured using two numbers: The first number, called systolic blood pressure, measures the pressure in your arteries when your heart beats. The second number, called diastolic blood pressure, measures the pressure in your arteries when your heart rests between beats.

Is 120/70 A good blood pressure?

Normal blood pressure is systolic of less than 120 and diastolic of less than 80 (120/80) Elevated blood pressure is systolic of 120 to 129 and diastolic less than 80. Stage 1 high blood pressure is systolic is 130 to 139 or diastolic between 80 to 89.

What does ‘palp’ mean when EMS says ‘sevety over palp’?

What does “palp” mean when EMS says “sevety over palp?”. Palp is short for palpation. Blood pressure can be measured by either palpation (feeling) or auscultation (hearing). Measuring blood pressure by palpation isn’t as accurate as auscultation since the measurement for the systolic (top number) is only an estimate.

What does BP over palp mean?

BP over Palp. – Blood Pressure 4 Beginners BP over Palp. **Reading a blood pressure over palpitation will only provide you will the reading in systole, you will not be able to read a diastole number during this method.

What is the 80/70/60 rule for blood pressure?

The 80/70/60 rule taught by the prehospital medicine and ATLS courses tend to overestimate the patient’s blood pressure. Although the radial pulse always disappears before the femoral, which always disappears before the carotid, most patient’s BP is lower than that predicted by these guidelines.